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Earth observation service for preventive control of insect disease vectors

Project description

Using satellites to bite back West Nile virus

Keeping track of mosquitoes is essential to prevent vector-borne diseases, which are emerging infectious diseases. For instance, Europe experienced a growing threat of the West Nile virus infection in the summer of 2018 – the spike was due to high temperatures followed by wet weather – conditions that make mosquitos most likely to bite. To effectively control disease-vectors, the EU-funded VECTRACK project will develop remote sensing and spatial modelling techniques to create special maps to assist with risk surveillance and assessments. To deliver the first transnational and automated vector surveillance system, the project will use the Earth Observation Satellite Sentinel service, as well as ground nodes with optoelectronic sensors for the remote and automated counting and classification of mosquitoes.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

IRIDEON SL
Address
Avenida Josep Tarradellas 38
08029 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 569 583

Participants (3)

AVIA-GIS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 401 916
Address
Risschotlei 33
2980 Zoersel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 318 863
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE SAUDE DR. RICARDO JORGE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 268 595
Address
Avenida Padre Cruz
1600 560 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations