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Online Final Workshop of PULSE Project: Big Data and the Future of Population Health

After four years of implementation the PULSE – Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments project is coming to the end on 30 April. On this occasion, the Final workshop was organised on 28 April. The workshop took place online, gathering almost 200 stakeholders from policy makers to academia to business organisations and engaging them into …

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Last February the UNEP launched the largest Air Quality Data Platform at WUF

Globally, 7 million people die each year because of air pollution; 650,000 of these are children. Air pollutants not only affect our health, they also affect ecosystems and food production; air pollution is also linked to climate change. Despite this, most citizens don’t have access to real-time air quality data. To deal with this necessity, …

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H2020 PULSE Project video available on YouTube

Last October, in the occasion of the 17th ICOST Conference held in New York, PULSE project presented its new animated promotional video, which is now available in the new projects’ section of the YouTube ECHAlliance Channel. WATCH THE VIDEO The video, realized by ECHAlliance as leader of the Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation activities within the …

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PULSE at the MIDAS – Big Data for Health Policy Symposium 20th – 21st January 2020 Ulster University, Magee Campus Derry (Northern Ireland)

Tomorrow, PULSE project will participate at the Big Data for Health Policy Symposium, an event organized by the MIDAS project consortium, which will take place in Derry (Northern Ireland) at the Ulster University Magee Campus. During the PM18 Projects Dissemination Session, five projects funded under the H2020 call “SC1-PM-18-2016 – Big Data supporting Public Health …

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PULSE at the COP25 in Madrid

Last week, PULSE participated at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 which took place in Madrid under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and has been held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. The Countries were scheduled to update their climate plans and boost their ambition by 2020 based on the implementation …

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Highlights of the 17th International Conference on Smart Living and Public Health 2019

The ICOST Conference 2019 took place in New York City, USA, from 14th to 15th October. Hosted by the New York University (NYU) and the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), the event succeeded also this year in bringing together an international community of researchers and experts from different continents and raised awareness about citizen’s …

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A research of the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona confirms that residing in greener environments reduces the risk of strokes by 25%

Pollution increases the risk of stroke, but also the severity of these strokes. Specifically, and according to a study conducted by the Hospital del Mar Institute for Medical Research (IMIM) in Barcelona, living in areas with high noise levels increases the chances of suffering a more serious stroke and more complex consequences by 30%. Instead, …

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UN Climate Action Summit 2019. The WHO calls stakeholders to take action on climate and health.

To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on all leaders to New York the 23th of September for the 2019 Climate Action Summit with the concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas …

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Empowering Citizens through Perceptual Sensing of Urban Environmental and Health Data Following a Participative Citizen Science Approach. New Publication from LifeSTech

A new scientific article from Life Supporting Technologies (LifeSTech), the innovation research group from the Technical University of Madrid, has been published in the scientific journal Sensors, Volume 19, Issue 13 (July-1 2019). The paper, which presents the design and development of PulsAir App and data ecosystem model, explains how these developments are imperative and …

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CLEAN AIR FORUM 28th-29th November 2019. Bratislava, Slovakia #CleanAirEU

The EU Clean Air Forum 2017 in Paris concluded with a message “Solutions to improve air quality further are within reach, but to tackle air pollution successfully, we need to work together across economic sectors, across decision-making levels, across policy areas and together with citizens.” One year later, the European Commission adopted the Communication “A Europe …

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