GEO Partners with WHO to Support Global Health

EarthzineGEO/GEOSS News, Original, Sections

A new partnership between the Group on Earth Observations and the World Health Organization seeks to leverage their areas of expertise to promote use of Earth observing technologies in addressing global health challenges. In our complex and ever-changing world, satellite data provides life-saving information on tornadoes, landslides, and other atmospheric events. A new partnership seeks to expand how this information … Read More

Validations of Precipitation Inundation Aberrations for African Nations

EarthzineDEVELOP Spring 2014, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Original

Project Team: East Africa Health and Air Quality Team Team Location: International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, New York Authors: Jerrod Lessel (California State University, Fresno) Andrew Kruczkiewicz (Columbia University) Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Pietro Ceccato (Lead Environmental Monitoring Program, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University) Past/Other Contributors: Alexandra Sweeney (Columbia University) Abstract: Recent … Read More

Twenty Buses a Day: The High Stakes Race to Create a Global Cholera Early Warning System

EarthzineArticles, Climate, Earth Observation, Health, Oceans, Original, Sections, Water

What infectious disease kills the most children under the age of five? If you guessed malaria or AIDS, guess again. Cholera claims more victims than either of those diseases. Now, a team of researchers are developing a method to provide early warning of cholera outbreaks. If successful, the effort could drastically reduce the number of cholera deaths.