January 31, 2015


The theme is interested in the analysis of the relations between climate, environment and health in order to highlight the links between the emergence and the spreading of diseases and the climate and environmental changes using in particular data from spatial missions in the Earth observation.

It concerns on one hand the infectious diseases the transmission of which is made by the water (ex cholera), the air (ex meningitis) or by vectors such as insects, acarids or gastropods (ex malaria, dengue, chikungunya, fever of the rift valley, leishmaniose, bilharziasis, borréliose).

On the other hand, it relates to non-transmissible diseases (respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, cancers, allergies) that can be caused by present organic or inorganic elements in the environment (ex atmospheric pollution, pollens) or extreme climate-related events (eg heat waves).