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Copernicus User Uptake (CUU): Applying Earth Observation (EO) to horizon scanning for Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) 2021

Freshwater Terrestrial Earth Observation JNCC Publications Copernicus Satellite data 0963-8091 Earth Observation JNCC report series Land use 676

Abstract

This report details the outcomes of a desk study to explore the possibility for using Earth observation (EO) in horizon scanning for Emerging Infectious Disease (EIDs). EO refers to methods for remotely sensing the environment. This can be done through using different types of sensors, including those on satellites in space or those aboard aircraft. EIDs refer to infectious diseases that are newly identified or that are likely to increase their geographical range. For the purposes of this desk study, infectious diseases are only considered if they affect livestock, have wildlife reservoirs or impact human health.

The report starts with a case study showcasing how EO has and could be used with West Nile Virus. The report then reviews six broad drivers for EIDs, which were identified by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (AHPA) as part of the Versatile Emerging infectious disease Observatory (VEO) project.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2021·05·01

Citation
Day, J., Ashfield, S., Brown, D., Gale, P., Heeley, L., Snary, E., Taylor, R., Way, L. & Jones, G. 2021. Copernicus User Uptake (CUU): Applying Earth Observation (EO) to horizon scanning for Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs). JNCC Report No. 676, JNCC, Peterborough, ISNN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This project was funded by the Caroline Herschel framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake on Copernicus User Uptake and the Versatile Emerging infectious disease Observatory (VEO).

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·06·04

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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