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  • EducSCO: 2nd training session

    For the second EducSCO training session, CNES Toulouse opened its doors on Tuesday 12 April 2022 to 22 secondary school teachers. The aim was to give them the means to talk to our children about climate change, from its origins to solutions for combating and adapting to it.

  • Get involved in the 2022 edition of the UN/Austria Symposium

    From 13 to 15 September 2022, UNOOSA will organise a virtual symposium entitled “Space for climate action”. SCO and its community already support many projects illustrating the use of satellite-derived data for climate adaptation: you can now register and submit presentations before 30th June 2022!

  • BandSOS: a societal necessity

    In the Bengal Delta, the figures are dizzying: although this area experiences “only” 5% of global cyclones, their occurrences are responsible for 50% of global cyclone victims... Faced with the urgency of anticipating these disasters, the SCO has accredited the BanDSOS project, which invites us to its kick-off meeting.

  • Water management and territorial vulnerability

    Can spatial data help us deal with the problems of water, a vital resource that is severely impacted by global warming? The answer is clearly yes, as shown by the three projects presented on Thursday 7 April at the fourth quarterly meeting of the SCO France.

  • One to one with CSTB

    Julien Hans is Director of Energy and Environment at CSTB and Director of CSTB Grenoble. According to him, "The only real change since the construction of millennia is that we are concerned with doing it without harming the planet”. With the SCO, he discovers the accelerating power of space to accompany the actors and the legislation in this urgent and necessary transition.

  • EO4DM to anticipate drought periods

    In mid-March 2022, the Caledonian team of the EO4DM project offered us a particularly interesting technical update. One year after its SCO certification, the visualization platform is almost complete, the result of a huge amount of preparation work. The project also required the installation of a computing server to store and process the gigabits of data used.

  • One to one with MESRI

    Isabelle Bénézeth is the Copernicus and GEO interdepartmental coordinator for the MESRI and represents the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) at the SCO. Recalling the importance of the continuum between science and service to the citizen advocated by the SCO, she underlines how much France is performing in terms of space data and applications.

  • SCO France: the 2022 edition

    The third call for projects of the SCO France resulted in the certification of 14 projects over seven themes, including a new one: wildfires. Discover this new edition.

  • SCOlive, a very civic-minded observatory

    SCOlive is an observatory that combines environmental data obtained by satellites with field data collected by citizens. The aim is to preserve the olive tree and use it as a marker of climate change. Although the project is officially launched in February 2022, work has already begun.

  • Thermocity entrusts its data to Theia

    Thermocity is a pioneering project in the use of satellite thermal data to combat urban heat islands. After several months of work and excellent results, the Theia data centre hosts the collection of data generated by the project.