Final Event of the FP7 Project EO2HEAVEN

The EO2HEAVEN Integrated Project, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, started three years ago with the primary objective to contribute to a better understanding of the complex relationships between environmental factors and their impact on human health. To achieve this, the project followed a multidisciplinary and user-driven approach, involving public health stakeholders, epidemiologists and medical experts, microbiologists and environmental scientists, as well as IT and GIS experts.

To mark this successful completion, and share these results, we organised an EO2HEAVEN Conference Day on 14/05/2013 in Leuven (Belgium) at the facilities of the Faculty Club.

Participants had the chance to:

  • Learn how EO2HEAVEN tackled the challenges of building the bridges between the health, environmental and IT domains by making use of OGC standards to link health and environmental data for both decision makers and scientists.
  • Experience the EO2HEAVEN work for three demanding case studies in the areas of Air Quality (in Saxony and Durban) and Water-Borne Diseases (Cholera in Uganda) with presentations and demonstrations by the experts.
  • Appreciate how EO2HEAVEN strives to make its results sustainable through capacity building, an honest assessment of gaps, and ideas for the way forward towards decision support and early warning systems for health and the environment.
  • And above all: meet the experts and discuss these topics with them!

Download the agenda of EO2HEAVEN Conference Day





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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme. (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 244100 Contact © 2013 EO2HEAVEN Consortium