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  • EducSCO to educate tomorrow's citizens

    Our future depends on our immediate reaction and on the actions of our future citizens, our children. In order to make them aware of climate change and the importance of changing our lifestyles, the EducSCO project addresses those who form them day after day: the teachers. Let's get to know this project better through the first training session.

  • ClimHealth step 1: demonstrator is online

    When a system works well, no need to reinvent the wheel, it is better to improve it. This is the challenge of the ClimHealth project, an environmental satellite information module that will be implemented on the DHIS2 global health monitoring system to analyze disease dynamics and develop early warning. Demonstration on leptospirosis in Yangon, Myanmar.

  • Freeze frame: the French Grand Ouest seen from the ISS

    Astronauts are in the best position to see how beautiful but fragile our Earth is. This superb view of the French territory, with Brittany region in the foreground, posted on Saturday, May 1, 2021 by Thomas Pesquet, is an example.

  • One-to-one with BRGM

    The word "earth" refers to our planet, its soil and subsoil, not to mention the fluids it contains. BRGM has developed a wealth of knowledge and skills that it shares within SCO France. Let's discover how this institution uses spatial data with Gilles Grandjean, Director of the scientific program on natural hazards and territorial resilience at BRGM.

  • SCO : 4 new members!

    International mobilisation to combat the impacts of climate change is growing. In less than three months, four nations have joined the SCO initiative. Welcome to Indonesia, Malta, Singapore and Russia!

  • One-to-one with the UNDP

    Through its activities, the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) – the United Nations’ main agency for development – helps to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in some 170 countries and territories. With shared values and ambitions, it is an enthusiastic member of the SCO, both as a user and a partner. Bertrand Frot, Deputy CIO of UNDP, tells us some "local stories" which, aided by the SCO, may benefit millions of people.

  • SCO France tops up with new projects

    In the first national application of the SCO, the French branch office presents a portfolio of 35 projects! Demonstrating remarkable mobilisation, the members of the CIO (Inter-Organisation Committee) met for the fourth time on 16 March 2021. On the agenda: a review of the international situation, a close-up of 2021 projects and the labelling method, creation of working groups and new meetings. Read on.

  • Gabon in the starting blocks

    "In a changing world, we are subjected to the forces of nature but the causes are human. How can we leave a better world for our children? When we see how COVID 19 is dictating our lives today, let's make sure that the same thing doesn't happen with climate change." With these words of warning and his proactive approach, Aboubakar Ndjoungui Mambimba, Deputy Director General of the Gabonese Space Agency AGEOS, is the dynamic force leading the creation of SCO (Space Climate Observatory) Gabon and its first project to preserve the mangroves. We met him to find out more.

  • The Dual SAC Effect

    Owing to the success of the first international call for projects, the SCO has decided to set up acceleration committees or SACs, SCO Acceleration Committees. The goal is to create a link between local stakeholders for the most promising projects, to begin writing the history of the national SCOs.

  • Focus on FLAude

    At the meteorological crossroads of three climate systems (oceanic, Mediterranean and continental), Aude is particularly exposed to extreme rain events. Take for example 2018, when the Department received three months of rain in several hours. In 2020, even though the extreme rain fell in the neighbouring Departments of Pyrénées Orientales and Ariège, massive amounts of water flowed downstream into the Aude region... This is the area where SCO France is experimenting with the FLAude project, with the aim of reducing vulnerability to flooding. Since the regions of France are at the core of the SCO approach, the onus must be on listening to them to identify their requirements and determine what indicators would be useful for them. On the agenda of the project consortium meeting for the 26th of January 2021.