Space, Connectivity and One Health

Space, Connectivity and One Health

  • Date: May 20, 2019
  • Time: 14:30 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Engelbert Niehaus
  • Bert Niehaus is Professor at the University of Koblenz Landau and holds a PhD in Mathematics and Informatics. His strong interest lies in the application of the Open Community Approach (OCA) to One Health. He is a member of the 'Expert Focus Group on Space & Global Health' and co-founder of the ReGLaN - Research Group Learning and Neuroscience.
  • Location: University of Konstanz
  • Room: P602
  • Host: IMPRS for Organismal Biology
  • Contact: mhieber@orn.mpg.de
Space, Connectivity and One Health
Migratory birds move over long distances. If equipped with tracking devices birds create digital tracks in space. Tracking data in general create a measure of connectivity between patches and habitats. As birds are vectors for diseases their tracking data can be used to establish risk management strategies. This One Health scenario is used as starting point to link animal health, environmental health and human health. Further examples are presented to show the generic principles of the One Health approach. Space technology is considered in different examples to contribute to One Health risk management strategies. Risk mitigations strategies are dependent on the connectivity measure and the spatial representation risks. Finally the conclusions are made, how IT innovation and exponential technologies have an impact on the evolution of risk management One Health by application of the Open Community Approach (OCA).

In his talk Bert Niehaus will give an overview on the generic principles of the One Health approach and will present possible projects how IT innovation, exponential technologies as well as Wikiversity and Open Educational Resources for Space can be linked to the Global Health Approach.

Interested participants are invited to discuss the potential application of these tools (IT innovation, Connectivity of Patches and application of routing graphs with spatial fuzzy logic for habitat properties as well as Wikiversity and Open Educational Resources for Space) to their projects in individual meetings on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.

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