The ESA EO4Health Resilience call is dedicated to developing a Public Health Resilience virtual platform and two envisaged Earth Observation based services, integrating high volume data access, processing and information dissemination to establish innovative solutions that respond to stakeholders and user needs, including the one emerging from activities in the field carried out by NGOs in the health domain.
Establishing health related information services for the global community using space assets will be achieved by enhancing and integrating existing monitoring and assessment frameworks in cooperation with international, national, regional and local stakeholders, including NGOs, medical facilities and citizens. The underlying IT infrastructure is envisaged as an open, non-monolithic and federated network of platforms, fuelled with European Earth Observation assets to be provided under the ESA Network of Resources.
The theme of Public Health has been addressed by ESA in 2020 at the workshop EO and AI for Health and Urban Resilience, in 2022 at the ESA Living Planet Symposium in Bonn in the three health related sessions, and through five precursor projects focusing on waterborne and vector borne infectious diseases, also in the context of green and blue urban areas and climate change.
This EO4Health Resilience Invitation To Tender will result in one contract and it is part of a cluster of ESA FutureEO activities, being developed in synergy with International partners in the health domain (WHO, FAO, ECDC, EMA,…) as well as industries in the health sector, looking at developing cutting edge services for pandemics preparedness and risks mitigation, including predictive tools based on EO data, epidemiological datasets, Essential Climate Variables, socio-economic models and data, etc.
Learn more about this Invitation To Tender on the esa-star Publication page.