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  • In recent years, Morocco has been affected by prolonged periods of drought and low rainfall, as shown by these Sentinel-2 images in January 2023 and 2024. Faced with the threat of water shortages, local authorities need tools like IRRISAT to optimise the management of this precious resource.
    IRRISAT

    IRRISAT: satellite data for water strategy

    When water becomes scarce while demand increases, a wise resource management strategy is needed. In Morocco, thanks to the SCO label, the CRTS has been able to host the SAT'IRR platform to help optimize irrigation in near-real time, as a complement to its IRRISAT system. The two systems are based on satellite data, but their approach is different and complementary.

    Learn more    ➔
  • The Committee was chaired by NOAA, which presented the 3 SCO-accredited projects it is supporting, 2 of which are dedicated to fighting the fires ravaging the West, including Alaska, here seen by the Landsat 9 satellite on August 28, 2023.
    13th Steering Committee

    13th SCO International Steering Committee

    Held on May 28, 2024, the 13th SCO Steering Committee confirmed the effectiveness of the Charter in structuring and coordinating the Observatory's international activities. Among new members, working groups and new projects, a highlight was the presentation of the SCO partnership with GEO.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Different uses of Sentinel-2 imagery (by SCO projects): 1 to monitor changes in water surfaces (AionWetlands), 2 to detect chlorophyll-a content (XtremQuality), and 3 to map intertidal coastal habitats (Littosat).
    Quarterly meeting subscription

    "Water and coastal quality", soon the 13th SCO France Quarterly Meeting

    While the availability of water is a challenge for the future, so is its quality. On Thursday 20 June 2024, tune in to the thirteenth "SCO France Quarterly Meeting" to discover three SCOlutions that use satellite data to automate the monitoring of different water surfaces.

    Learn more    ➔
  • A total of 95 projects worldwide have been accredited SCO label.
    2024 SCO International Edition

    SCO International: 2024 Edition

    Following its first international call for projects, the SCO is proud to announce the approval of 17 projects, which will be supported by 6 national SCOs: China, Gabon, Italy, the Philippines, the UK and the USA.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Climate change threatens public health in many ways. From the prevention of infectious diseases to nature-based solutions, remote sensing is playing a growing role.
    Arbocarto & GUS

    Arbocarto opens an online version, GUS unveils itself

    The Arbocarto-V2 software, which became operational at the end of 2022 thanks to the SCO framework, continues to be enhanced and to prove its effectiveness in anticipating epidemics transmitted by mosquitoes. The latest version of ArbocartoR will be presented on 19 and 20 June 2024 alongside other projects, including SCO Green Urban Sat, at a Theia workshop open to all. Register now!

    Learn more    ➔
  • Guerbès-Sanhadja Ramsar site in Algeria. From left to right, a common coot (Fulica atra) chases a sultana ptarmigan (Porphyrio porphyrio).
    AIonWetlands

    AIonWetlands on the home straight

    Dedicated to preserving Mediterranean wetlands, the AIonWetlands project is on schedule and on target. From data processing to the creation of the geoportal, the project team is proving to be close-knit and efficient.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Rice crops in Vietnam under the eye of Pleiades Neo.
    Mérimée

    VietSCO on the methane attack with Mérimée

    To help Vietnam achieve its objective of reducing methane emissions from rice-growing, the Mérimée project is enhancing the VietSCO portal with dedicated maps. Find out more.

    Learn more    ➔
  • The archipelagos of French Polynesia, like Bora-Bora here, have very specific characteristics that need to be understood in order to preserve them.
    TAHATAI Neo

    TAHATAI Neo takes shape

    In a delightful shade of Polynesian blue, the TAHATAI team presents the latest developments in its Neo version. The aim is to roll out its coastal management solution beyond Tahiti and enhance it with new functionalities.

    Learn more    ➔
  • AEROLAB Space is focusing its initial developments on the city of Reims, seen here by Sentinel-2 on 7 October 2023.
    AEROLAB SPACE

    AEROLAB SPACE shows GHG emissions for the Grand Est region

    Establishing carbon footprints and verifying whether or not greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets have been met requires an inventory of GHG emissions. The AEROLAB SPACE project is a response to the need to obtain this data quickly, on a local and regional scale, by proposing a real-time measurement and modelling method.

    Learn more    ➔
  • 310 French reservoirs are already monitored daily by satellite, and by 2024 there will be 5,000.
    Success story

    SCO France at the forefront of the future national hydrological service

    The results of the France 2030 hydrology call for tenders are very SCO-coloured, reflecting the effectiveness of the approach, both for project developers and as a lever for public action in the face of climate change. For a number of SCO players, including the start-up MEOSS, it's a real success story!

    Learn more    ➔
  • Coral beds on the outer slope of the Réunion site.
    BioEOS

    A tailor-made campaign for BioEOS

    To validate the results of processing applied to satellite data, you need to be able to see the real thing on the ground, even when it's in the water! The BioEOS project takes us behind the scenes of a major in situ data acquisition campaign being carried out on La Réunion from 14 November to 1st December 2023, using unusual manipulations.

    Learn more    ➔
  • In recent years, Morocco has been affected by prolonged periods of drought and low rainfall, as shown by these Sentinel-2 images in January 2023 and 2024. Faced with the threat of water shortages, local authorities need tools like IRRISAT to optimise the management of this precious resource.
    IRRISAT

    IRRISAT: satellite data for water strategy

    When water becomes scarce while demand increases, a wise resource management strategy is needed. In Morocco, thanks to the SCO label, the CRTS has been able to host the SAT'IRR platform to help optimize irrigation in near-real time, as a complement to its IRRISAT system. The two systems are based on satellite data, but their approach is different and complementary.

    Learn more    ➔
  • The Committee was chaired by NOAA, which presented the 3 SCO-accredited projects it is supporting, 2 of which are dedicated to fighting the fires ravaging the West, including Alaska, here seen by the Landsat 9 satellite on August 28, 2023.
    13th Steering Committee

    13th SCO International Steering Committee

    Held on May 28, 2024, the 13th SCO Steering Committee confirmed the effectiveness of the Charter in structuring and coordinating the Observatory's international activities. Among new members, working groups and new projects, a highlight was the presentation of the SCO partnership with GEO.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Different uses of Sentinel-2 imagery (by SCO projects): 1 to monitor changes in water surfaces (AionWetlands), 2 to detect chlorophyll-a content (XtremQuality), and 3 to map intertidal coastal habitats (Littosat).
    Quarterly meeting subscription

    "Water and coastal quality", soon the 13th SCO France Quarterly Meeting

    While the availability of water is a challenge for the future, so is its quality. On Thursday 20 June 2024, tune in to the thirteenth "SCO France Quarterly Meeting" to discover three SCOlutions that use satellite data to automate the monitoring of different water surfaces.

    Learn more    ➔
  • A total of 95 projects worldwide have been accredited SCO label.
    2024 SCO International Edition

    SCO International: 2024 Edition

    Following its first international call for projects, the SCO is proud to announce the approval of 17 projects, which will be supported by 6 national SCOs: China, Gabon, Italy, the Philippines, the UK and the USA.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Climate change threatens public health in many ways. From the prevention of infectious diseases to nature-based solutions, remote sensing is playing a growing role.
    Arbocarto & GUS

    Arbocarto opens an online version, GUS unveils itself

    The Arbocarto-V2 software, which became operational at the end of 2022 thanks to the SCO framework, continues to be enhanced and to prove its effectiveness in anticipating epidemics transmitted by mosquitoes. The latest version of ArbocartoR will be presented on 19 and 20 June 2024 alongside other projects, including SCO Green Urban Sat, at a Theia workshop open to all. Register now!

    Learn more    ➔
  • Guerbès-Sanhadja Ramsar site in Algeria. From left to right, a common coot (Fulica atra) chases a sultana ptarmigan (Porphyrio porphyrio).
    AIonWetlands

    AIonWetlands on the home straight

    Dedicated to preserving Mediterranean wetlands, the AIonWetlands project is on schedule and on target. From data processing to the creation of the geoportal, the project team is proving to be close-knit and efficient.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Rice crops in Vietnam under the eye of Pleiades Neo.
    Mérimée

    VietSCO on the methane attack with Mérimée

    To help Vietnam achieve its objective of reducing methane emissions from rice-growing, the Mérimée project is enhancing the VietSCO portal with dedicated maps. Find out more.

    Learn more    ➔
  • The archipelagos of French Polynesia, like Bora-Bora here, have very specific characteristics that need to be understood in order to preserve them.
    TAHATAI Neo

    TAHATAI Neo takes shape

    In a delightful shade of Polynesian blue, the TAHATAI team presents the latest developments in its Neo version. The aim is to roll out its coastal management solution beyond Tahiti and enhance it with new functionalities.

    Learn more    ➔
  • AEROLAB Space is focusing its initial developments on the city of Reims, seen here by Sentinel-2 on 7 October 2023.
    AEROLAB SPACE

    AEROLAB SPACE shows GHG emissions for the Grand Est region

    Establishing carbon footprints and verifying whether or not greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets have been met requires an inventory of GHG emissions. The AEROLAB SPACE project is a response to the need to obtain this data quickly, on a local and regional scale, by proposing a real-time measurement and modelling method.

    Learn more    ➔
  • 310 French reservoirs are already monitored daily by satellite, and by 2024 there will be 5,000.
    Success story

    SCO France at the forefront of the future national hydrological service

    The results of the France 2030 hydrology call for tenders are very SCO-coloured, reflecting the effectiveness of the approach, both for project developers and as a lever for public action in the face of climate change. For a number of SCO players, including the start-up MEOSS, it's a real success story!

    Learn more    ➔
  • Coral beds on the outer slope of the Réunion site.
    BioEOS

    A tailor-made campaign for BioEOS

    To validate the results of processing applied to satellite data, you need to be able to see the real thing on the ground, even when it's in the water! The BioEOS project takes us behind the scenes of a major in situ data acquisition campaign being carried out on La Réunion from 14 November to 1st December 2023, using unusual manipulations.

    Learn more    ➔