Global Mosquito Alert

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Global Mosquito Alert

Pioneering UN Backed, Citizen Led Alliance against Mosquito Borne Diseases Joins Global Fight to Save 2.7 Million Lives Every Year

Initiative Empowers National Networks, Stakeholders and Governments to Generate and Access Real-time Data and Tools through UN Electronic Platform ‘Environment Live”

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In Global Mosquito Alert, key citizen science mosquito monitoring initiatives agreed to work together to enable members of the public to join scientists to understand the spread of mosquito species capable of carrying these critical diseases and to provide information to help health professional and citizens to manage the associated risks. 

The group agreed to share current approaches to monitor breeding sites, and to measure the nuisance value of the citizen mosquito experience to support health risk management.  It was also agreed to pool knowledge and experience on citizen science programmes to monitor biodiversity of mosquito species using the latest DNA identification techniques.

The vision of Global Mosquito Alert is:

“A shared, coordinated platform to leverage citizen science for the global surveillance and control of disease-carrying mosquitos, including the species that bear: Yellow fever, Chikungunya, dengue, Zika, malaria, and West Nile virus. 

Global Mosquito Alert will be an open, common e-infrastructure, platform and protocol that may be augmented with modular components and implemented on a range of scales to meet local and global research and management needs.”

To learn more, please visit:

Survey results: Complexities & overlaps in existing citizen science mosquito projects

Workshop: Harnessing Citizen Science to Tackle Mosquito-Borne Diseases: Towards a locally based, yet Global Platform
Held in April 3th – 4th 2017 at the United Nations Office, Geneva, Switzerland
 

Chair

Elizabeth Tyson, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Frederic Bartumeus, CEAB-CSIC & CREAF

Members

Member of this group come from North and South America, Europe, Southern China, and Europe and share the goal of combining efforts to support a global platform.

  • Soledad Luna, European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)
  • Martin Brocklehurst, European Citizen Science Association & KempleyGreen
  • Consultants Roger Eritja, Mosquito Alert
  • Arnold Van Vliet, Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen University
  • Beniamino Caputo, Dep. of Public Health and Infectious Diseases
  • Anne Bowser, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Adelfa Serrano, University of Puerto Rico-School of Medicine, Dept.of Microbiology and MedicalZoology
  • Carlos Castillo, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
  • Russanne Low, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Mendel Wong, S01UT10N Group Limited
  • Angeliki F Martinou, Joint Services Health Unit
  • John Palmer, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Department of Political and Social Sciences
  • Michael Ohl, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  • Kyle Copas, GBIF Secretariat
  • Sander Koenraadt, Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University
  • Renita Danabalan, Leibniz Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research

If you would like to get involved in Global Mosquito Alert please contact Frederic Batumeus or Anne Bowser.