6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Global Mosquito Alert: NASA DEVELOP Project Partners Handoff Spring 2018

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Monitoring Mosquito Abundance and Distribution to Assist Vector-Borne Disease Management in Western Europe

The objective of this project is to integrate NASA Earth observations with citizen science data from Western Europe to understand the location and timing of disease outbreaks and improve outbreak predictions. Project partners at the Global Mosquito Alert Consortium, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Citizen Science Association (CSA), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies are working towards a shared, coordinated platform and protocol to leverage citizen science for the global surveillance and control of disease-carrying mosquitoes. During Term II, the results of Term I will be integrated into an open-source interactive map of Western Europe, showing the successful culmination of citizen science data and Earth observations, including Terra MODIS, Aqua MODIS, and GPM IMERG, in order to monitor vector-borne diseases. The results of this project will help advance the use of citizen science in scientific research while incorporating technology to assist further research.

This handoff event will detail key findings thus far, and outline the future directions of the project for the technical dimensions.