"An outbreak that occurs in greater number than expected in a particular community, geographical area, or season. An outbreak may occur in a limited geographical area or may spread over several countries" (SEARO, 2019).
SEARO. (2019). Disease Outbreaks. Retrieved January 22, 2019 from http://www.searo.who.int/topics/disease_outbreaks/en/
Using space-based technologies to predict mosquito-borne disease outbreaks
Mosquitos are often cited as one of the deadliest animals in the world, causing up to one million deaths per year (WHO, 2020; CDC, 2021). They can carry and transmit a variety of diseases, including malaria, West Nile virus, dengue fever, and Zika virus; transmitting illness across the globe (Figure 1). To help decrease the burden of disease resulting from mosquitos, researchers are utilising satellite data and remote sensing models to better predict where mosquito breeding grounds may occur in the future.
9th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCy2023)
The 9th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment or RSCy2023 will be held in Cyprus on 3-5 April, 2023.
The RSCy2023 is organized by the Cyprus Remote Sensing Society in cooperation with ESA, NASA, Copernicus, DLR, Group On Earth Observations, the Department of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Communications and Works, the Technical Chamber of Cyprus, the Cyprus Department of Meteorology and the Agricultural Research Institute.
The conference is published by SPIE.