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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.

Coordinator

IRIDEON SL
Net EU contribution
€ 569 583,00
Address
Avenida Josep Tarradellas 38
08029 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 244 108,25

Participants (3)

AVIA-GIS NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 401 916,00
Address
Risschotlei 33
2980 Zoersel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 172 250,25
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 318 863,00
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE SAUDE DR. RICARDO JORGE
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 268 595,00
Address
Avenida Padre Cruz
1649-016 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00