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Earth Observation and ENVironmental modelling for the mitigation of HEAlth risks

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.
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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)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 046 659,12

52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 381 940,51

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 734 037,22

SPOT IMAGE (SI) SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 391 511,40

NEVANTROPIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 140 203,20

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 224 643,01

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 480 151,55

OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM (EUROPE) LIMITED LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 699 933,81

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 449 748

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 227 901,50

UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 150 643,20

UNIDADE TECNICA DE IMPLEMENTACAO DA POLITICA DE INFORMATICA

Mozambique

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Uganda

EU Contribution

€ 63 451,60

HET KONINKLIJK INSTITUUT VOOR DE TROPEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 231 280,11

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244100

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 598 329,74

  • EU contribution

    € 6 273 261,90

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany