Published on 21 June 2022
Next, Catherine Linard from UNamur's Department of Geography presented two STEREO projects focused on epidemiology and urban studies in sub-Saharan Africa:
- Modelling and forecasting African Urban Population Patterns for vulnerability and health assessments (MAUPP) , aimed to build a monitoring system on urban areas that could be refined; and
- Remote sensing for Epidemiology in African CiTies (REACT) where scientists used satellite imagery to improve knowledge of intra- and inter-urban malaria risk.
Sabine Vanhuysse from Université Libre de Bruxelles' Earth Observation and Geospatial Information Science then presented the SLUMAP project (Remote Sensing for Slum Mapping and Characterization in sub-Saharan African Cities), aimed at developing an open-source framework for the processing of remote sensing images to identify and characterise deprived urban areas.