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Lessons from Ebola Virus - The importance of Satellite Data in managing

The successful use of satellite data in combatting Ebola means that it will be increasingly used in the future to fight health emegencies

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What was once only the domain of UN or government-based experts supporting humanitarian operations at the headquarters level is now considered a standard tool in the humanitarian toolbox. The evolution of this digital toolbox is part remote sensing, part crowdsourcing, part field reporting, part social networking and part big data fusion.

http://www.copernicus.eu/sites/default/files/documents/Copernicus_Briefs/Copernicus_Brief_Issue47_Ebola_October2014.pdf

http://interactive.satellitetoday.com/managing-the-ebola-virus-the-importance-of-satellites/

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Satellites_will_join_search_for_source_of_Ebola_virus

https://www.mapbox.com/blog/mapping-ebola-outbreak-region/

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Photo of Mariane Ketchum

Hi Angeliki,
Thank you for sharing the article.
I hope the satellite is really working so it can prevent people from ebola.

Best, Mariane

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