Participate in the 5th Quarterly Meeting of the SCO France

Published on 01/06/2022
Sometimes breathtakingly beautiful, Pleiades satellite imagery offers a wide range of potential applications, particularly in terms of climate change impacts. Where to find these data, what treatments to apply to them to make them speak... Discover concrete examples during the fifth Quaterly meeting of the SCO France, an online meeting on Thursday 30 June 2022.

Launched in December 2011, the pair of Pleiades optical satellites has revolutionised Earth observation and strengthened French know-how in this field. Their unique characteristics allow ambitious processing of their data, which is useful in many fields. Epidemiology, security, warning, monitoring of continental surfaces, precision agriculture... Logically, the SCO France projects regularly call upon Pleiades data.

On Thursday 30 June 2022 from 11:00 to 12:30, follow the fifth quarterly meeting on Pleiades data to find out how SCO projects are using this Very High Resolution optical data.

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The day's programme

  • Presentation of the DINAMIS system, which aims to facilitate access to and develop the public use of spatial data.
  • Green Urban Sat: The objective of the Green Urban Sat project is to develop the methods and tools for generating a geospatial database with a detailed description of the vegetation adapted to the evaluation of ecosystem services, to produce a demonstrator on a conurbation (Nancy) and to test its reproducibility on other territories.
  • Eagle Hedge: This project aims to develop tools for monitoring and characterising the hedgerow network in order to contribute to European and national environmental public policies supporting the protection and replanting of hedgerows.
  • Littoscope: Tested in Palavas-les-Flots (Mediterranean) and Gâvres (Atlantic), the LITTOSCOPE project consists of developing a tool for identifying the submersion hazards of coastal areas in the face of average sea level rise and extreme events, as well as evaluating the associated socio-economic risks for the territory.

But why is Pleiades so remarkable?

Operating in parallel in the same orbit at an altitude of 694 km, the two Pleiades satellites are able to provide an image of any point on the planet in less than 24 hours. Equipped with an extremely sensitive detector, each satellite can record up to 500 images of the Earth per day, with a resolution of up to 50 cm! Lastly, a key feature of Pleiades is that each satellite can move out of alignment. This produces images with cast shadows, which are quite unusual and rich in information, as well as stereoscopic images (3D).



Launched in June 2021, the SCO France Quarterly is a regular meeting to animate the community and allow each project to show its progress, inspire others and create synergies.

Relive the previous quarterlies: