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


PALE-Blu Horizon2020 Bluetongue project kick-off meeting scheduled for September in Glasgow

The PALE-Blu Kick-off meeting is planned for the 5-6th September.  It will be hosted by our partners at the University of Glasgow.

The meeting will brings together European institutes with expertise in Bluetongue viruses (BTV) research and diagnosis, with partners in endemic regions (Africa, the Middle East and Turkey) that act as a ‘source’ for BTV strains that emerge in Europe.  The partners will be discussing the current state of play and plans for the upcoming three years for the project.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


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