Remote sensing

Remote sensing is a good mean to obtain information at local level : it’s possible with this data to study surface of water area in city or urban environment, or ecozone in a region, or small pond in Sahel ...
High resolution space data allows to understand the mecanism of transmission of the disease.
And thus, for exemple, to identify repartition of the breeding sites of mosquitoes.


  • Classification of ponds from high-spatial resolution remote sensing

    Extract of Remote Sensing of Environment 106 (2007) 66-74. Article write by the teams of Media-France ; For more information do not hesitate to contact us.
    J.P. Lacaux , Y.M. Tourre ,C. Vignolles, J.A. Ndione M. Lafaye
    Abstract During the rainy season the abundance of mosquitoes over the Ferlo region (Senegal) is linked to dynamic, vegetation cover and turbidity of temporary and relatively small ponds. The latter create a variable environment where mosquitoes can thrive and thus (...)

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  • GIS and High-Resolution Remote Sensing Improve Early Warning Planning for Mosquito-Borne Epidemics

    Extract of HealthyGIS ; november 2007
    By Yves M. Tourre, Delphine Fontannaz, Cécile Vignolles, Jacques-André Ndione, Jean-Pierre Lacaux, and Murielle Lafaye
    Fifty years of successful efforts in the prevention and control of infectious diseases and epidemics have inspired confidence and optimism in modern medicine and technology. Nevertheless, epidemics remain a conspicuous challenge to public health today. In the context of climate change and rapidly increasing population, some epidemics (...)

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  • South America : climate signals and epidemics. Y.Tourre article’s
  • Space and RFV in Senegal
  • Rift Valley fever in a zone potentially occupied by Aedes vexans in Senegal : dynamics and risk mapping
  • Mapping of zones potentially occupied by Aedes vexans and Culex poicilipes mosquitoes, the main vectors of Rift Valley Fever in Senegal