BiodivHealthSea will investigate both regional level (SEA) and local situations by assessing locally the impacts and perception of global changes on the biodiversity/health relations
A global scale, we will analyze and cross correlate various data at the regional and national levels in order to determine the socio-environmental determinants, under global drivers (climate change, biodiversity loss, changes forest cover), of endemic and epidemic infectious diseases (task 1).
The investigation of international initiatives and national policies in the domains of health, climate regulation, land management/planning and biodiversity conservation will help at assessing the roles of institutional actors and the coordination (or the lack of) between sectors (e.g. health and conservation sectors are establishing a partnership through the “One Health”) (task 2).
At local scales, analyses of local situations by a multi-disciplinary team (environmental scientists, ecologists, social scientists and epidemiologists) will be a major originality by providing data on biodiversity, rodent-borne diseases, health surveillance and perception of changes (task 3 to 6).
Task 7 will be crucial point as it aims at integrating results from different scientific domains, stakeholders and actors of different organizations and sectoral domains taking into account the scaling problem (global/local).