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European Space Agency – ESA / USGS/NASA Landsat
Earth Observation in Epidemiology
There is a growing international awareness about the importance of the epidemiology of diseases and it is recognized that improved up-to date information of the environment, in which infectious diseases occur, will help epidemiologists to study, understand and predict threats to human health.
Satellites open up new opportunities to predict and help combat epidemic outbreaks, as well as joining the hunt for the origin of pathogens.
The scope of this website is to demonstrate the potential of Earth Observation for a new service which supplies new and improved types of information.