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Earth Observation and ENVironmental modeling for the mitigation of HEAlth risks

Time frame: 02.2010 to 02.2013


Description: The project contributes to a better understanding of the complex relationships between environmental changes and their impact on human health. It aims at monitoring changes induced by human activities, with emphasis on atmospheric, river, lake and coastal marine pollution. EO2HEAVEN follows a multidisciplinary and user-driven approach involving public health stakeholders who 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 and potential health endangerments.

For this reason the project will develop models to relate environmental data with exposure and health data. The SII will include bridging capabilities at the syntactic and semantic levels to and between environmental and health systems. Health data collections will be studied and new structures for their integration into SII will be described. Also standards for health data collection will be proposed. Ongoing and recently completed research projects in the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), environmental and health domains will be studied and used in an integrative approach.

Within EO2HEAVEN, 52°North contributes its expertise on Sensor Web as well as web based geoprocessing. This includes the work on improved concepts, specification as well as implementations. Core developments provided by 52°North comprise an extended SOS implementation, clients, alerting mechanisms as well as tools and documentation facilitating the use of Sensor Web technology. Finally, 52°North contributes to the implementation of case studies and the definition of the EO2HEAVEN architecture.

Commissioned/Funded by: European Commission - FP7


Contact: Simon Jirka (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Rob Lemmens (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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