How is Greece Fighting Vector-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate?

Watch IDAlert’s latest video about mosquito control measures in Greece, which are more important than ever to protect populations against vector-borne diseases now and in the future.

Navigating the Frontiers of Indoor Environmental Quality and Health

In September of last year, the 35th annual conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE 2023) convened in the vibrant city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This global gathering brought together researchers, scholars, and practitioners from around the world to delve into the latest advancements in environmental exposure science and epidemiology.

Group photo at the workshop

Advancing Collaboration: Insights from the Inaugural Climate and Health Cluster Workshop on Numerical Tools and Early Warning Systems

On February 21st, the European Climate and Health Cluster hosted its first thematic workshop on Numerical Tools for Climate, Meteorological, and Impact Modeling and Early Warning Systems (EWS) in Brussels. Organised by the cluster’s Working Group 4 on Early warning...

How can we prevent the threat of mosquito-borne diseases in our cities?

In today’s swiftly changing global landscape, adaptability is crucial for a strong public health system. Being able to quickly adjust strategies, improve interventions, and allocate resources to address emerging health threats is essential. Evidence-based...
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Forests as a nature-based solution for improved human health in a changing climate

Ecosystem services are integrated in the relatively recent concept of nature-based solutions (NbS), a concept that is now incorporated in key intergovernmental agreements across Europe. The International Union for Conservation of Nature defines NbS as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural and modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously benefiting people and nature”.

Pedalling Towards a Greener Future: The Impact of Cycling and Active Transport on Climate Change and Public Health

As the urgency of addressing climate change intensifies, the ongoing shift towards a sustainable future has brought various sectors, including transportation, into the spotlight. Yet, this subject remains delicately sensitive, as it directly influences the daily choices of countless citizens. In many bustling metropolises, passionate debates have arisen about the equitable distribution of public space among different road users.

The Blue Adapt project launches the Local Climate Adaptation Tool

Featuring as one of BlueAdapt’s case studies, the innovative tool supports local decision makers in understanding: The Local Climate Adaptation Tool (LCAT) has now launched

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Climate Variability Drives Changes in Sand Fly Distribution, Amplifying Leishmaniasis Risks

Typically active during twilight hours, female sand flies primarily feed on mammalian blood, facilitating the transmission of viruses and parasites. These pathogens cause diseases such as summer meningitis and leishmaniasis, affecting humans and animals. Leishmaniasis, in particular, is classified as a neglected tropical disease by the World Health Organization, with an estimated 700,000 to 1 million new cases annually

Health Impacts of Climate Change Conference

Climate Health Cluster at the Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change Conference

The European Climate Health Cluster attended the ‘Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change’ Conference in Brussels, on 19 and 20 February. The high-level conference, organised by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European...
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New breakthrough in wastewater monitoring.

Evaluating the risk of infectious viruses in Europe’s coastal waters. BlueAdapt’s team of researchers from Bangor University have optimised a method to evaluate the risk of infectious viruses in wastewater, providing a crucial tool for protecting public health. Read...

How is Greece Fighting Vector-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate?

Watch IDAlert’s latest video about mosquito control measures in Greece, which are more important than ever to protect populations against vector-borne diseases now and in the future.

Navigating the Frontiers of Indoor Environmental Quality and Health

In September of last year, the 35th annual conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE 2023) convened in the vibrant city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This global gathering brought together researchers, scholars, and practitioners from around the world to delve into the latest advancements in environmental exposure science and epidemiology.

Group photo at the workshop

Advancing Collaboration: Insights from the Inaugural Climate and Health Cluster Workshop on Numerical Tools and Early Warning Systems

On February 21st, the European Climate and Health Cluster hosted its first thematic workshop on Numerical Tools for Climate, Meteorological, and Impact Modeling and Early Warning Systems (EWS) in Brussels. Organised by the cluster’s Working Group 4 on Early warning...

How can we prevent the threat of mosquito-borne diseases in our cities?

In today’s swiftly changing global landscape, adaptability is crucial for a strong public health system. Being able to quickly adjust strategies, improve interventions, and allocate resources to address emerging health threats is essential. Evidence-based...
forest

Forests as a nature-based solution for improved human health in a changing climate

Ecosystem services are integrated in the relatively recent concept of nature-based solutions (NbS), a concept that is now incorporated in key intergovernmental agreements across Europe. The International Union for Conservation of Nature defines NbS as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural and modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously benefiting people and nature”.

Pedalling Towards a Greener Future: The Impact of Cycling and Active Transport on Climate Change and Public Health

As the urgency of addressing climate change intensifies, the ongoing shift towards a sustainable future has brought various sectors, including transportation, into the spotlight. Yet, this subject remains delicately sensitive, as it directly influences the daily choices of countless citizens. In many bustling metropolises, passionate debates have arisen about the equitable distribution of public space among different road users.

The Blue Adapt project launches the Local Climate Adaptation Tool

Featuring as one of BlueAdapt’s case studies, the innovative tool supports local decision makers in understanding: The Local Climate Adaptation Tool (LCAT) has now launched

CLIMOS: Group-photo-Belgrade-qkdbxhd6y5yrtebuxwqhg1shdo3tr88tw0t2vk9wqk

Climate Variability Drives Changes in Sand Fly Distribution, Amplifying Leishmaniasis Risks

Typically active during twilight hours, female sand flies primarily feed on mammalian blood, facilitating the transmission of viruses and parasites. These pathogens cause diseases such as summer meningitis and leishmaniasis, affecting humans and animals. Leishmaniasis, in particular, is classified as a neglected tropical disease by the World Health Organization, with an estimated 700,000 to 1 million new cases annually

Health Impacts of Climate Change Conference

Climate Health Cluster at the Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change Conference

The European Climate Health Cluster attended the ‘Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change’ Conference in Brussels, on 19 and 20 February. The high-level conference, organised by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European...
Map of Wales

New breakthrough in wastewater monitoring.

Evaluating the risk of infectious viruses in Europe’s coastal waters. BlueAdapt’s team of researchers from Bangor University have optimised a method to evaluate the risk of infectious viruses in wastewater, providing a crucial tool for protecting public health. Read...
Tracking pollution in the food chain

Tracking pollution in the food chain

The Bay of Biscay is home to popular holiday resorts – and it’s the source of the regional Basque staple, squid. What are the effects of pollution and pathogens on the squid? And what could be the broader impacts of this?

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BlueAdapt Annual Meeting 2023

BlueAdapt Annual Meeting 2023

BlueAdapt’s hybrid annual meeting in Bologna brought together over 40 experts to discuss pressing concerns facing coastal regions and bathing water quality in relation to climate change. Research and policy experts shared a wealth of knowledge and insights, merging various disciplines and research areas. Here’s a short summary of discussions from the meeting.

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