Knowledge acquired in this project can be potentially used to define intervention priorities within national surveillance plans. Moreover, the definition and development of algorithms working on available and frequent satellite images could be applied in early warning systems and integrated into the Information Systems of the Italian Ministry of Health and made available to other interested stakeholders including in particular the private sector and economic operators.

Colour infrared fields around Pavia

This work will therefore lay the basis for a future early warning system that could alert public authorities when climatic and environmental conditions become favorable to the onset and spread of the disease.