Participate in the 7th SCO France Quarterly Meeting

Published on 02/11/2022
The Pacific Ocean and its Indian neighbour are home to territories that are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. On Tuesday 6 December 2022, at the seventh SCO France Quarterly Meeting, three projects will present their methods for addressing local challenges using satellite data.

Pacific and Indian oceans, the first and third largest on our planet respectively, together cover more than 235 million km2, or about 65% of the world's ocean surface. The Pacific Ocean was named after the navigator Magellan because of its very calm waters, but climate change is now upsetting the balance of the territories it covers, as it is in the neighbouring Indian Ocean.

On Tuesday 6 December 2022 from 8.30 to 10 am, follow the seventh SCO Quaterly Meeting: three SCO projects will show how they are using space data to fight drought and preserve ecosystems in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

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Day's programme

  • Mangroves: Mangroves are a natural heritage of the first order, especially for the populations that are increasingly concentrated on the coasts, taking advantage of numerous ecosystem services. Using satellite data, Mangroves project is implementing a monitoring system to organise the management of their natural resources, characterise the links between global changes and the state .
  • EO4DroughtMonitoring: This drought monitoring tool uses proven indicators and earth observation data to estimate various anomalies that, when combined with weather products, allow it to predict whether drought conditions will occur, continue or improve in the month in question. Its indicators thus help the New Caledonian Rural Agency to better manage agricultural activities and the aids put in place for each drought.
  • TAHATAI: Particularly vulnerable to climatic hazards, the Polynesian coastal zone is the privileged place of exchanges between land and sea, where numerous uses converge.  Based on this complex interface, TAHATAI aims to develop, automate and replicate on a Pacific scale, online digital resources useful for the governance of the coastal zone. It focuses in particular on identifying areas of vulnerability and anticipating risks to the population, as well as protecting the marine biodiversity on which local populations depend.



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.