Geoscience and health cohort consortium (GECCO)

Enabling research on environmental determinants of behaviours and health

GECCO is a Dutch infrastructure to support researchers to study the relation between environmental characteristics and health. From this website you can get access to a wide variety of environmental data to use for your research.


We are continuously expanding and improving the list of available environmental variables, and we will use these data to enrich 25+ renowned and on-going large-scale Dutch cohorts.

This will enable many studies to examine the (longitudinal) relation between environmental exposures and individual-level behaviours and health outcomes.


GECCO is coordinated by Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, and governed by a steering group with representatives of the GECCO-affiliated institutes. It formally started in November 2018 and is funded by NWO-ZonMw.

Current GECCO partners and cohorts


The Figure above depicts the various institutes and cohorts that are currently represented in GECCO. A Table with more information of the cohorts can be found here. More information about the consortium can be found here.