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Knowledge support for the European Climate and Health Observatory: infectious diseases and ground-level ozone (ClimaObs)

Project details

Status: Ongoing

Project period: 2022–2022

Principal: European Environment Agency (3502/R0-SANTE/EEA.59067)

Coordinating institution: NILU

Collaborators: Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS), The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

The European Climate and Health Observatory (Observatory) is developed in a partnership of several European institutions and organizations. EEA maintains the Observatory, which is hosted on the European climate adaptation portal Climate‐ADAPT. The Observatory has developed into a portal that provides information on climate and human health in Europe, in response to European and national policy developments.  Impacts of climate change on health, indicators on climate and health, various information systems and tools including early warning systems on climate and health and case studies of implemented solutions are among the elements that are being developed in the Observatory.

The workplan for years 2021‐2022 of the Observatory has thematic focus on heat impacts on health and on climate‐sensitive infectious diseases, and the ClimaObs project is supporting these topics. The general objective of the project is to contribute to the Observatory by providing knowledge products suitable for inclusion in the Observatory, including visual information, descriptions, and data.

The project aims to deliver the following knowledge products:  

  • Description of occurrence in Europe for selected diseases  ii
  • Analysis of changes in disease seasonality in relation to climatic conditions for selected diseases
  • Disease forecasting outputs for pilot disease
  • Webpage on health effects of ground‐level ozone under the changing climate

Updated: 31.10.2022