MOOD & the nCoV-2019 Corona virus: MOnitoring Outbreak events for Disease surveillance in a data science context

The MOOD spatial data website is now up and running and MOOD partners are supporting the efforts researching the nCoV-2019 Corona virus outbreak in Wuhan province and beyond.

The site has links to documents and data collated by the team and will be updated regularly.



PALE-Blu annual meeting Giulianova, Italy, 25th- 26th September 2019

Our 2019 annual PALE-Blu co-ordination meeting was held in Giulianova , Italy on the 25th and 26th of September 2019.  Our annual event was hosted by Chiara Albenello and our Italian partners at the Istituto Zooprofilattico dell'Abruzzo e Molise "G. Caporale" (IZSAM).

More details and the meeting programme can be viewed on the PALE-Blu project website here...


VECTORNET/PALEBLU Midge Models Data & Summary Document now made available

Culicoides imicola model example

Please be notified that multiple Midge models are now available to PALE-Blu partners to download.  The summary document outlining all the models including jpgs are available to registered members of the site.   Models are available on request.

The summary document can be downloaded by registered users at from the following directory: PALE-Blu Data / PB Species Distribution


Learn more about Bluetongue and PALE-Blu on

Our project website can be found at The website provides more detailed information on the project and its aims and objectives. Its project partners, how the project is structured and further information on the bluetongue virus and the control and prevention strategies currently used.

To keep up to date with the project please check back often and follow the project twitter feed


ESA CCI Land Cover layer 300m 2015 clipped to the PALE-Blu Extent now available

The ESA CCI Land cover data supercedes previous ESA GLOBCover datasets.  This similar product remains at 300m scale with similar land classes as GLOBCover and can be compared for land cover change.

From the ESA CCI land cover documentation: The CCI-LC project delivers consistent global LC maps at 300 m spatial resolution on an annual basis from 1992 to 2015. The Coordinate Reference System used for the global land cover database is a geographic coordinate system (GCS) based on the World Geodetic System 84 (WGS84) reference ellipsoid.


World Database on Protected Areas Polygon layer clipped to the PALE-Blu extent now available

The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the only global database of protected areas. It is a joint effort between IUCN and UNEP, managed by UNEP-WCMC, to compile protected area information for all countries in the world from governments and other authoritative organizations which are referred to as data providers. The WDPA underpins Protected Planet at, where it can be viewed and downloaded and the database is integrated with other relevant information.


PALE-Blu 1km population layer GPWv4 and WorldPop UN adjusted

This population layer provides baseline GPWv4 population values which are replaced with worldPop data where available.  All values are adjusted to UN population figures where possible.  Please consult the excel file included in this download for more detailed information on the data by country.

This is the recommended 1km baseline population layer for the PLE-Blu project.  It is available to everyone who registes on the PALEBlu website.  See the home page for information on how to do this.


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