Vision

Vision

As the growing worldwide population becomes more mobile and urbanized, the risks that infectious diseases epidemic and their associated threats may reach global proportions are constantly increasing.

To effectively limit the social and economic damage caused by infectious diseases, the public health communities need to be in the position to anticipate the spatial and temporal evolution of epidemics and evaluate the potential impact of available containment and prevention strategies.

The global epidemic and mobility model, GLEAM, combines real-world data on populations and human mobility with elaborate stochastic models of disease transmission to deliver analytic and forecasting power to address the challenges faced in developing intervention strategies that minimize the impact of potentially devastating epidemics.

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Beautiful Science!

The Epidemic Planet visualization application has been included amongst the selected installations within the “Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight“ exhibition, organized by the British Library in London. The exhibition hosts various scientific projects with a keen focus on data visualization, including paper illustrations dating back to the eighteenth century.

Beautiful science exhibit introduction panel

The Epidemic Planet installation has been renewed in terms of graphical interface, with a sleek look that helps users to focus on the epidemic spreading dynamics.

A new option to distinguish between winter or summer start for the pandemic has been added, to explore the effects of seasonality on the spreading of the disease. Visitors of the Beautiful Science exhibition can choose between three different places of origin for the infection: La Gloria (Mexico) where the 2009 H1N1 pandemic started, or two UK locations with a different level of connection to the global airline transportation network: London and the Isles of Scilly.

Attendees exploring the Epidemic Planet at the Beautiful Science exhibit

If you pass through London, stop by and have a look! The exhibit is running till May 26th, 2014.

 

 

GLEAM in Action
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OUR EPIDEMIC PLANET INSTALLATION IS CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY AT COSMOCAIXA BARCELONA IN SPAIN