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Earth Observation and ENVironmental modelling for the mitigation of HEAlth risks

Objective

EO2HEAVEN contributes to a better understanding of the complex relationships between environmental changes and their impact on human health. The project will monitor changes induced by human activities, with emphasis on atmospheric, river, lake and coastal marine pollution. EO2HEAVEN will follow a multidisciplinary and user-driven approach involving public health stakeholders who will work closely with technology and service providers in both the earth observation and in-situ environmental monitoring domain. The result of this collaboration will be the design and development of a GIS based upon an open and standards-based Spatial Information Infrastructure (SII) envisaged as a helpful tool for research of human exposure and early detection of infections. The key factors of the EO2HEAVEN system will be 1) an enhanced integration of remotely sensed and in-situ environmental measurements, and 2) the development of models to relate these environmental data to exposure and health data. Both factors will directly address current goals of GEOSS such that the resulting system will be integrated into the GEOSS infrastructure after successful validation already during the course of the project. Throughout the life span of the project the stakeholder requirements from three different use cases (in Europe and Southern Africa) will be assessed and the technical solutions proposed by EO2HEAVEN will be evaluated through an iterative process, thus ensuring that the solutions can be applied on a global scale. EO2HEAVEN will specify and implement the SII as an open architecture based upon international standards and adaptive geospatial Web services in alignment with the large-scale initiatives INSPIRE and GMES. The SII will include bridging capabilities at the syntactic and semantic levels to and between environmental and health systems. Ongoing and recently completed research projects in the ICT, environmental and health domains will be studied and used in an integrative approach.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/cartography/geographic information systems

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 051 157,67
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)

Participants (14)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 046 659,12
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Friederieke Noack (Ms.)
52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 381 940,51
Address
Martin-luther-king-weg 24
48155 Münster
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Andreas Wytzisk (Mr.)
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 734 037,22
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Lorenzo (Mr.)
SPOT IMAGE (SI) SA
France
EU contribution
€ 391 511,40
Address
Rue Des Satellites 5
31400 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Igor Lampin (Mr.)
NEVANTROPIC

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 140 203,20
Address
Rue Du 14 Juillet 16Bis
97300 Cayenne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Marques (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 224 643,01
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andreas Nikolaos Skouloudis (Dr.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 480 151,55
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Kistner (Ms.)
OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM (EUROPE)LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 699 933,81
Address
Gray S Inn Road 236 Floor 1
WC1X 8HL London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Klopfer (Mr.)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 449 748
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francois Robida (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 227 901,50
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Horn (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 150 643,20
Address
University Road, Chiltern Hills
3630 Westville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rajen Naidoo (Prof.)
UNIDADE TECNICA DE IMPLEMENTACAO DA POLITICA DE INFORMATICA

Participation ended

Mozambique
Address
Av. Guerra Popular No. 20, 2° Andar, Portas 201-205
- Maputo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zauria Saifodine (Ms.)
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 63 451,60
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Teefe (Mr.)
HET KONINKLIJK INSTITUUT VOOR DE TROPEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 231 280,11
Address
Mauritskade 63
1092 AD Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Louis Van Den Berghe (Mr.)