[ESIP-all] FW: remote sensing info for Mexico

Carol B. Meyer carol.meyer at earthsciencefoundation.org
Thu Dec 18 21:41:23 EST 2008

I received the following request from Joan Aron at EPA.  Are there data
sources that anyone can contribute to assist her with this project?
Please contact Joan directly at Aron.Joan at epamai.epa.gov.

-----Original Message-----
From: Aron.Joan at epamail.epa.gov [mailto:Aron.Joan at epamail.epa.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:17 AM
To: carol.meyer at earthsciencefoundation.org
Subject: remote sensing info for Mexico

Hi Carol:

I'm in my AAAS Fellowship at EPA/GEOSS.  I am seeking your advice about
a data issue.

I recently attended a meeting in Mexico on ecosystems and health.

I have found an opportunity where the GEO community can help a Mexican
public health scientist with data access.  Juan Eugenio Hernandez is a
GIS expert at the National Institute of Public Health (Cuernavaca,
Mexico) who has just completed a nationwide information system for
dengue that integrates disease reporting and control data.  Dengue is a
growing problem in Mexico and commands the attention of the national

Juan Eugenio would like to take the next step in linking the health data
to environmental variates with national coverage: a) temperature, b)
precipitation, and c) evapotranspiration.   If possible, he would also
like to have canopy coverage for specific cities.

Do you have any suggestions for obtaining these data?   This certainly
includes the sources of data themselves, but it's also helpful to have a
person to give some guidance.


-- Joan

Joan L. Aron, Ph.D.
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
USEPA, Office of Science Policy
Ronald Reagan Building 51150, Mail Code 8104R
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20004
202 564 0131
aron.joan at epa.gov

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