Global warming is causing the proliferation of mosquitoes that carry potentially fatal diseases that are dangerous for humans (malaria, dengue, etc.). This phenomenon no longer affects only tropical regions but also territories that were previously spared.
Anticipating the spread of these human or animal diseases caused by biological pathogens (viruses, bacteria, parasites…), represents a vital health issue.
The applications developed by Prometheus provide predictive maps of entomological risk in order to predict future epidemics of vector-borne diseases. This systemic approach unites several scientific disciplines (climatology, entomology, microbiology…) with satellite imagery to produce predictive models.
The combination of satellite imagery and biological models of mosquitoes makes it possible to monitor and anticipate health risks.