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TOOLS FOR MAPPING HUMAN EXPOSURE TO RISKY ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS BY MEANS OF GROUND AND EARTH OBSERVATION DATA

TOOLS FOR MAPPING HUMAN EXPOSURE TO RISKY ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS BY MEANS OF GROUND AND EARTH OBSERVATION DATA

Objective

The goal of the EOxposure project is to build tools to quantify the exposure of population and economic assets to multiple risks using novel information layers from current and future Earth Observation (EO) missions, as well as the growing sensor web on the ground.
The project exploits the novel concept of the human EXPOSOME, i.e. the set of exposures to which an individual is subjected through its own existence. It includes the entire history of interactions with the environment, including air and water quality, food and exercises, as well as living habits and diseases that may spread.
The cutting-edge fusion of this concept with EO and sensor data aims at measuring the human exposure to threats that are external to each individual, and quantify the interactions between human beings and the environment. By building geospatial information tools upon data coming from multiple sources, at different spatial and temporal scales, the EOxposure project aims at providing free public services, enabling citizens to understand the threats to which they are exposed, and decision makers to take more informed and effective actions against them. Specifically, EOxposure will focus on threats connected to housing conditions, disease spread, as well as security and health issues in urban and peri-urban areas, where population is concentrated. The new tools will build upon the consortium expertize on nutrition- and vector-borne disease models, urban heat monitoring and material characterization, satellite data processing, and geospatial data fusion, realizing interdisciplinary working groups dedicated to the above mentioned applications. To do so, EOxposure enrolls institutions from Europe and South America, merging expertises on exposure to risk in both developed and developing countries.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Address

Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 67 500

Participants (2)

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ECOLE ROYALE MILITAIRE - KONINKLIJKE MILITAIRE SCHOOL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 121 500

UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 81 000

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UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE ALAGOAS

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE CORDOBA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734541

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2017

  • End date

    28 February 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 324 000

  • EU contribution

    € 270 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy