7e SCO France meeting

Published on 15/07/2022
For its second committee meeting of the year, the SCO France met on 1st July 2022 at the Météo-France site in Toulouse. The participants prepared the opening of the next call for projects as well as the major events of the second half of 2022.

The Interagency Committee brings together the 22 member institutions of SCO in France. It meets twice a year for a half-yearly review and a perspective on the next six months.

Projects and impact assessment

The 14 projects accredited in the spring of 2022 bring the SCO France portfolio to 51 projects, 90% of which are deployed in metropolitan France. Several of these projects, accredited in 2020, are being completed between June and September, including EO4Drought Monitoring, which was presented at the meeting.

An impact analysis of the SCO projects identified 21 indicators, including the success rate for labelling, the estimated population reached, the scale of acceleration and the number of structures involved. In order to go further in the analysis and enhance the value of the SCO, the ASIRPA impact study methodology, developed by INRAE, will be deployed to recontextualise the emergence of projects with their impact paths, define the inputs, outputs, intermediaries, etc. This work will be organised in partnership with INRAe, and a first example is being conducted with the FLAude project.

Several IOC members are commended for their concrete involvement in different SCO projects (CNRS, IRD, INRAe, CIRAD, CESBIO, Météo-France, CEREMA).

Overview of actions for the first half of 2022

SCO France

SCO International

  • 9th International Steering Committee in Bonn, in the margins of the Living Planet Symposium;
  • Presentation at the ISPRS Congress in Nice;
  • Anniversary event for the 3 years of the SCO with announcement of the first signatories of the founding Charter.

2nd half-year 2022 at a glance

  • 1er September: Opening of the SCO France call for projects

The annual symposium organised by UNOOSA in partnership with Australia will address the use of space for climate action. On this occasion, the SCO will present itself and share more specifically the French context and the use of satellite data in the framework of regional public policies, notably through the example of the FLAude project.

  • 18 to 22 September: IAC Paris

The event will host the 10th International Steering Committee on 19 September, followed the next day by a plenary session dedicated to the SCO, entitled "New horizons for Earth Observation: adapting our societies to the impacts of climate change".

  • 3-4 October: International Conference on the Uses of Space Technology for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Africa

Organised by the SCO in Morocco

NB: rescheduled to March 2023

  • 31 October to 4 November: GEO Week​​​​​​​
  • 8 to 20 November: COP27