Preliminary results and publications

Since July 2010 a regular
newsletter informs all the partners on the project Adapt RVF.
The main goal of this is to provide information and first results issued from the model.
The model is developed to establish environmental risk map.
The information provided by this model should allow to monitor and provide statistical data on
- Rainfall during all the season,
- pond location and size,
- The density of mosquitoes (more particular Aedes and Culex)
- map of areas potentially occupied by mosquitoes.

The second main goal is to improve the model, with integration of real in situ data.

  • Summary of first results

    During the rainy season 2010 in the Ferlo region of Senegal, dynamic maps of risk have been produced and provided to project partners. To validate these maps, a large field campaign was conducted. During this, measures and entomological investigations of animal health were performed in Cattle park witnesses.
    A statistical analysis is being conducted to compare the results obtained in these parks to those obtained by modeling. Socio-economic surveys were conducted across Barkedji region to (...)

  • 2010 measurement campaign

    from remote sensing to risk

  • First Newsletter

    Since July 2010 a regular newsletter informs all the partners on the project Adapt RVF. The main goal of this is to provide information and first results issued from the model.
    This newsletter, published regularly, is distributed to project partners.
    The first newsletter is available here.
    For the following, contacting us.

  • TerraSAR-X high-resolution radar remote sensing : an operational warning system for Rift Valley fever risk

    Extract of Geospatial Health - Volume 5, Number 1, november 2010, Pages 22-31
    Cécile Vignolles , Yves M. Tourre , O. Mora , Murielle Lafaye [1]
    Abstract In the vicinity of the Barkedji village (in the Ferlo region of Senegal), the abundance and aggressiveness of the vector mosquitoes for Rift Valley fever (RVF) are strongly linked to rainfall events and associated ponds dynamics. Initially, these results were obtained from spectral analysis of high-resolution ( 10 m) Spot-5 images, but, (...)