Co-creation and Participatory Design of Big Data Infrastructures on the Field of Human Health Related Climate Services

Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 23)


Co-creation of scientific knowledge based on new technologies and big data sources is one of the main challenges for the digital society in the XXI century. Data management and the analysis of patterns among datasets based on machine learning and artificial intelligence has become essential for many sectors nowadays. The development of real time health-related climate services represents an example where abundant structured and unstructured information and transdisciplinary research are needed. The study of the interactions between atmospheric processes and human health through a big data approach can reveal the hidden value of data. The Oxyalert technological platform is presented as an example of a digital biometeorological infrastructure able to forecast, at an individual level, oxygen changes impacts on human health.


Co-creation Sustainability Interdisciplinarity Transdisciplinarity Morbidity Climate services Digital divide Big data Apps Oxyalert 



Funding support has been received from the Spanish Minister of Economy and Competiveness through the National Funding Budget applied to the national project CSO2013-46153-R. The Geobiomet Research Group would like to thank this institutional support in the field of Biometeorology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography, Urbanism and PlanningUniversity of Cantabria, GEOBIOMET Research GroupPCSpain

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