D-MOSS does it again – E&T Innovation win adds to awards tally

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Our D-MOSS team are on a roll as they picked up the ‘TechforGood’ and ‘Digital Health and Social Care’ at the E&T Innovation Awards last night. The prizes add to a growing tally of trophies at HR Wallingford HQ. 

The E&T awards recognise and celebrate the very best new innovations across the breadth of science, engineering and technology. 

Ground-breaking D-MOSS, forecasts outbreaks of dengue fever up to six months in advance, using Earth Observation (EO) data, combined with weather forecasting and hydrological modelling.

Dengue fever puts almost half the world’s population at risk, with climate change and urbanisation adding to the problem. Public health officials have long needed a way to predict where and when the mosquito-borne disease will strike so they control its spread. Now, D-MOSS is giving those on the front line a vital tool to fight dengue and save lives.

The system is fully operational in Vietnam and is being rolled out across a number of other Asian countries. It has been hailed as a flagship project by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

D-MOSS is funded by the UK Space Agency's International Partnership Programme (IPP), part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

HR Wallingford leads the consortium, working alongside: the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Met Office, Oxford Policy Management, UNDP, World Health Organization, the Vietnam institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change, Institut Pasteur, Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (Vietnam), International Medical University, Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology Tay Nguyen (Vietnam), Ministry of Health (Vietnam), the Institute for Medical research (Malaysia).