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  • This splendid view of Marseille from the Pleiades satellite on 21 April 2024 has been donated to the Endoume Marine Station, where it can identify its buildings.
    11th CIO SCO France

    11th SCO France meeting

    On Thursday 4 July 2024, the 11th Committee meeting of the SCO France was welcomed at the Endoume Marine Station in Marseille. After a morning of discussions, the members present were treated to two tailor-made tours, which were simply enchanting.

    Learn more    ➔
  • View of the port of Antwerp and the reconstruction of the former Hedwige polder.
    EO4Wetlands

    EO4Wetlands, a further step towards satellite-guided depoldering monitoring

    The Westerschelde estuary, where the port of Antwerp is located, is the scene of numerous activities, and since the break in the dyke, new ecological processes have been added to local activity. On the morning of Thursday 11 April 2024, on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands, teams from Cerema, the STOWA foundation and CNES put on their boots to visit the former Hedwige polder and the Saeftinghe wetland before leading a steering committee meeting with all the partners in the EO4Wetlands project. Here's a look back.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Satellite view of Remal on 26 May 2024 at 8pm. Formed in a record time of 3 days, compared with the usual 7 to 8 days, Remal was also one of the longest cyclones to hit Bangladesh, lasting 36 hours.
    BandSOS

    Use case: BandSOS put to the test by Cyclone Remal

    On 26 May 2024, Bangladesh and India were hit hard by cyclone Remal. With just 3 days to prepare, the local authorities were able to rely on the SCO BandSOS demonstrator to take emergency measures.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Different uses of Sentinel-2 imagery (by SCO projects): 1 to monitor the state of wetlands (AionWetlands), 2 to estimate the quality of small water reservoirs (XtremQuality), and 3 to map marine and coastal habitats (Littosat)
    13tn Quarterly Meeting

    Water and coastal quality

    While the availability of water is a challenge for the future, so is its quality. On Thursday 20 June 2024, at the thirteenth "SCO France Quarterly Meeting", three projects presented their SCOlutions, which use satellite data to automate the monitoring of different water surfaces. Serving both ecosystems and human activities, these magnificent projects are a real “coup de coeur”.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Home page of the Gade Lapli platform showing flood zones.
    Gade Lapli

    Gade Lapli: early warning for everyone

    After 20 months of work under the SCO label, the Gade Lapli project has implemented an early warning system for extreme hydromete-orological events. The system uses satellites to monitor rainfall in real time and estimate the areas that could potentially be flooded. Developed in Haiti, the tool can be quickly and easily reproduced an-ywhere.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Satellites are invaluable tools for "seeing" man-made emissions. This map, based on measurements taken by the Sentinel-5P satellite between April and September 2018, shows high levels of nitrogen dioxide NO2 over the major European capitals.
    EDISON

    EDISON: air quality is a question of scale

    Air pollutants, greenhouse gases: the compounds emitted into the atmosphere by human activities are as complex to understand as they are necessary to reduce. In a regulatory framework where responsibilities are fragmented, the EDISON project is developing a tool to help public policies improve air quality using satellite data.

    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    ➔
  • 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 were presented on 19 and 20 June 2024 alongside other projects, including SCO Green Urban Sat, at a Theia workshop open to all.

    Learn more    ➔
  • This splendid view of Marseille from the Pleiades satellite on 21 April 2024 has been donated to the Endoume Marine Station, where it can identify its buildings.
    11th CIO SCO France

    11th SCO France meeting

    On Thursday 4 July 2024, the 11th Committee meeting of the SCO France was welcomed at the Endoume Marine Station in Marseille. After a morning of discussions, the members present were treated to two tailor-made tours, which were simply enchanting.

    Learn more    ➔
  • View of the port of Antwerp and the reconstruction of the former Hedwige polder.
    EO4Wetlands

    EO4Wetlands, a further step towards satellite-guided depoldering monitoring

    The Westerschelde estuary, where the port of Antwerp is located, is the scene of numerous activities, and since the break in the dyke, new ecological processes have been added to local activity. On the morning of Thursday 11 April 2024, on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands, teams from Cerema, the STOWA foundation and CNES put on their boots to visit the former Hedwige polder and the Saeftinghe wetland before leading a steering committee meeting with all the partners in the EO4Wetlands project. Here's a look back.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Satellite view of Remal on 26 May 2024 at 8pm. Formed in a record time of 3 days, compared with the usual 7 to 8 days, Remal was also one of the longest cyclones to hit Bangladesh, lasting 36 hours.
    BandSOS

    Use case: BandSOS put to the test by Cyclone Remal

    On 26 May 2024, Bangladesh and India were hit hard by cyclone Remal. With just 3 days to prepare, the local authorities were able to rely on the SCO BandSOS demonstrator to take emergency measures.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Different uses of Sentinel-2 imagery (by SCO projects): 1 to monitor the state of wetlands (AionWetlands), 2 to estimate the quality of small water reservoirs (XtremQuality), and 3 to map marine and coastal habitats (Littosat)
    13tn Quarterly Meeting

    Water and coastal quality

    While the availability of water is a challenge for the future, so is its quality. On Thursday 20 June 2024, at the thirteenth "SCO France Quarterly Meeting", three projects presented their SCOlutions, which use satellite data to automate the monitoring of different water surfaces. Serving both ecosystems and human activities, these magnificent projects are a real “coup de coeur”.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Home page of the Gade Lapli platform showing flood zones.
    Gade Lapli

    Gade Lapli: early warning for everyone

    After 20 months of work under the SCO label, the Gade Lapli project has implemented an early warning system for extreme hydromete-orological events. The system uses satellites to monitor rainfall in real time and estimate the areas that could potentially be flooded. Developed in Haiti, the tool can be quickly and easily reproduced an-ywhere.

    Learn more    ➔
  • Satellites are invaluable tools for "seeing" man-made emissions. This map, based on measurements taken by the Sentinel-5P satellite between April and September 2018, shows high levels of nitrogen dioxide NO2 over the major European capitals.
    EDISON

    EDISON: air quality is a question of scale

    Air pollutants, greenhouse gases: the compounds emitted into the atmosphere by human activities are as complex to understand as they are necessary to reduce. In a regulatory framework where responsibilities are fragmented, the EDISON project is developing a tool to help public policies improve air quality using satellite data.

    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    ➔
  • 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 were presented on 19 and 20 June 2024 alongside other projects, including SCO Green Urban Sat, at a Theia workshop open to all.

    Learn more    ➔