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Space application for detecting Aedes mosquito risk areas



Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya are viral diseases transmitted by the same mosquito, the Aedes species.

In recent years, the spread of these diseases has become a worldwide issue for public health. The rapid spread of the Aedes mosquito has affected vast areas which cannot be monitored with terrestrial methods. At the same time, the early identification of vulnerable areas is crucial to control the advancement of diseases.


DIPTERON application can detect such risk areas based on artificial intelligence

that combines satellite and ground data with a prediction model of 4 weeks in advance for Aedes outbreaks. It identifies high, medium, and low risk areas for the presence of Aedes mosquitos through a heat map. DIPTERON application allows decision makers to take mitigation actions, reducing the costs of campaigns and remediation actions and the risk of a fatal disease.



United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

CEO Ana Cristina Galhego Rosa selected as a mentor of Space4WomenOOSA in the IAC2021dubai UN/Brazil/United Arab Emirates, Space for Women Expert Meeting:Initiatives, challenges and opportunities for women in space

Φ-WEEK 2020

Winner pitch in the European Space Agency (ESA) Earth Observation Φ-WEEK 2020

ESA Incubation Program.

In June 2017, DIPTERON was selected to the European Space Agency (ESA) Incubation Program.

IoT Tribe Space Endeavour Cohort

In May 2021 – Selection to the IoT Tribe Space Endeavour Cohort

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824478.