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Participate in the 6th Quarterly of the SCO France

Published on 05/09/2022
Human activities, climate change and biodiversity decline are intimately linked. Ideal for monitoring the evolution of natural areas, satellite data give us the keys to understand these complex interactions and to act accordingly. On Tuesday 27 September 2022, the sixth "SCO France Quarterly" will demonstrate this, with three projects dedicated to preserving priority areas of interest.

To introduce you to this quarterly news item on the evolution of natural areas, we quote from UNEP, the UN environment programme and member of the SCO: "Biodiversity is the diversity of species, ecosystems and genes on Earth. This wealth underpins all aspects of human life, from food and fresh water to the strength of the global economy. This is a last decade of opportunity for both biodiversity and climate: up to a million species are threatened by extinction and many ecosystems are at risk of collapse. However, there are areas of hope: targeted efforts in protected areas are improving outcomes for nature, and conservation efforts are preventing some extinctions. There is an urgent need to recognise our dependence on a healthy planet and to work together to restore a positive relationship with nature, for the benefit of people and the planet.”

On Tuesday 27 September 2022 from 11:00 to 12:30, follow the sixth quarterly Space Climate Observatory: three SCO projects will show how they are using space data to tackle the drivers of biodiversity loss and ecosystem restoration.

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The day's programme

  • ADOPT: In a Living Lab approach, ADOPT aims to define, prototype and test a service for the production, analysis and dissemination of climate change impact indicators co-constructed with and for the Regional Natural Parks of Occitania and their territories by using remote sensing data.
  • ORION: This project aims to make indicators from satellite images available to biodiversity managers in the Chamonix valley, an emblematic site for the effects of climate change in the Alps. Sentinel-2 images, botanical surveys and photo traps are combined to assess the consequences of the expansion of shrubs on floristic diversity and large mountain herbivores.
  • CARTOVEGE: Combining vegetation mapping and predictive modelling of changes that could affect it, the project is developing a decision-making tool to preserve the habitats and biodiversity of the Crozet and Kerguelen archipelagos, which are classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

 

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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.

You can see the videos of the previous quarterly meetings here.