Sustainable Development Goals
ADOPT France ADOPT aims to define, prototype and test a service for the production, analysis and dissemination of climate change impact indicators for the Occitan Regional Nature Parks and their territories. These indicators are designed via a Living Lab approach and use data from Earth observation satellites.
AEROLAB SPACE Great Eastern (France) AEROLAB SPACE is a decision support tool for regional authorities to monitor GHGs on a regional scale and give credibility to decarbonisation efforts. The tool based on the synergy of in-situ (ground, aeroplane, balloon) and satellite data sets, which until now have not been available in France, makes AEROLAB a flagship project in terms of adaptation and mitigation of climate change.
AIonWetlands Bassin méditerranéen In the Mediterranean, wetlands are the richest ecosystems, but also the most threatened by human activities. Using Earth Observation data, coupled with AI-based analysis approaches, the AIonWetlands project aims to strengthen the monitoring of these environments, in order to improve their management and better prioritise conservation and restoration actions.
AirCrowd-Africa Cotonou (Benin) - Dakar (Senegal) - Abidjan (Ivory Coast) AirCrowd-Africa is an innovative and participative solution for assessing air pollution on health in Southern countries. The project will measure air quality at low cost by combining satellite and terrestrial micro- station data, create high-resolution maps of air quality and health risk indices, and model alternative urban development strategies.
ALEOFEU Aude (France) Under the effect of climate change, the aggravation of the natural context and the rapid evolution of the stakes exposed, the risk of forest fires is progressing rapidly in the French department of Aude. ALEOFEU should help identify ways of improving existing tools and models, such as an annually updateable hazard and a better assessment of the hydric state of the vegetation.
ALTELYS Rennes (France) - Presidente Prudente (Brazil) Monitoring urban temperatures is a major contemporary challenge. However, there are few tools available to land managers for monitoring urban heat islands (UHI). The ALTELYS project proposes a detailed spatialization of the UHI (outdoor and indoor) based on data from connected sensors supplemented by multi-source satellite data.
AMSudSat Amazon Basin The large watersheds of South America, the Amazon and Paraná, play an important role in controlling the world's climate and maintaining biodiversity. AMSudSAT aims to monitor and forecast water flows with change analysis, extreme event monitoring and dam management. A software platform will provide decision support services for local stakeholders.
ARBOCARTO-v2 Mainland France - French West Indies - Reunion Island The ARBOCARTO V2 application was initially intended for health authorities, to enable them to target places where mosquitoes, which are vectors of human arbovirosis diseases, are likely to proliferate, in order to focus social mobilisation measures for vector control and to adapt the actions of field teams to the conditions of neighbourhoods at risk.
Band-SOS Bengal Delta (Bangladesh-India) - Amazon Delta (Brazil) Experimented on the Bengal delta in Bangladesh, BanD-SOS aims to establish a pre-operational service for forecasting cyclonic flooding and the associated societal risk. This service will have two components: a forecast of the flooding hazard in real time when a tropical cyclone hits the coast, and a coupling of this forecast with a mapping of the vulnerability of the exposed populations.
BioEOS Océan Indien BioEOS proposes to develop observation tools to characterise the spatiotemporal dynamics of coastal biodiversity, map changes and produce operational indicators. The targeted objective is to report on its status and support conservation management. Its first demonstrator is related to the southwestern Indian Ocean region.
BOSCO Brittany (France) The BOSCO project proposes to co-construct a service for estimating water content on the Breton territory at very high spatial and temporal resolution, relevant for agricultural and water resource management. This service integrates diagnostic tools and derived products (water content on root thickness, recharge estimation) to support public policies and decisions.
CARTOVEGE Crozet and Kerguelen Islands (French Southern and Antarctic Lands) The Cartovege project proposes to develop a decision support tool for the conservation of flora and the preservation of habitats on the Crozet and Kerguelen archipelagos, by combining vegetation mapping and predictive modeling of changes that may affect it via satellite and field data.
CARTOVEGE 2 Amsterdam Island - St Paul Island - Possession Island (French Southern and Antarctic Lands) Cartovege2 will optimise the natural habitat mapping method developed as part of Cartovege1 and transpose it to two other islands in the French Southern Territories, St Paul and Amsterdam. With an increased diversity of plant formations, this monitoring tool will enable managers to assess vegetation dynamics and the effects of ecological restoration actions.
CHOVE-CHUVA Mato Grosso (Brazil) The CHOVE-CHUVA project aims to develop a tool for monitoring territorial dynamics in Mato Grosso, in the Brazilian Amazon. This service will provide simple indicators on the evolution of climate and land use variables. Citizen data on the perception of climate change and on the location of rational land use practices will also be collected.
CIMOPOLEE Madagascar The consequences of climate change can already be measured in terms of tropical cyclones, whose power and area of influence increase with ocean temperature. The Cimopolée project aims to better quantify and monitor the impacts of these events in the south-west Indian Ocean through operational processing based on data from the Sentinel-1 and 2 satellites.
City Explorer Paris (France) City Explorer is a planning support tool that accounts for spatial patterns in the socio-demographic demand for Ecosystem Services (ES) and provides metrics that reflect local context. It maps expected benefits of multiple ES associated with urban green or blue space, and allows users to add new greenspace to a city environment to compare the relative benefits of different locations.
ClimHealth Myanmar - Thailand The ClimHealth project aims to integrate climate and environmental information from satellites into health surveillance systems to develop early warning and guide disease control.
EagleHedges Pyrenees-Gascony (France) Hedges are excellent levers for the resilience of territories to climate change and for the maintenance of biodiversity. EagleHedges aims to develop tools for monitoring and characterizing the hedgerow network from satellite images, in order to contribute to the National Monitoring System of hedgerows and to the programs Planting hedges, Label Haie and Label Bas Carbone.
ECLAT Lake Chad Central Africa Developed in three areas of Africa, the ECLAT project has developed a reproducible methodology for mapping land use based on space observation imagery to observe, evaluate and predict the impacts of climate change. The indicators focus on natural and urban environments, linked to the dynamics of water resources.
EDISON Metropolitan France The EDISON project is part of a growing global awareness of the impact of human activities on the environment and aims to gain a better understanding of the sources of urban pollutant emissions in order to put in place effective reduction policies.
EDUCSCO France EDUCSCO is a cross-cutting initiative supported by the SCO’s inter-agency committee. Its purpose is to disseminate knowledge in order to accelerate awareness of climate change issues in our society. It takes the form of presentations, training and teaching materials. It is aimed at school children, students and – above all – the educational community.
EO4AgriWater Gers (France) - Alsace (France) - New Caledonia EO4AgriWater is a decision-making tool for agricultural and water stakeholders. Using satellite imagery, a set of cartographic indicators will be produced, providing knowledge and in-depth analysis to monitor and react to drought episodes in agriculture. The tool will be used to monitor crop drought, irrigation and water reservoirs.
EO4DroughtMonitoring New Caledonia (South Pacific) EO4DroughtMonitoring is a decision support tool for institutions and management for the agricultural sector. The system is able to assess the intensity of drought events, estimating their severity by analogy to a historical reference state and, coupled with current data, providing an indication of the plausible future trajectory of a hydrological season.
EO4Intertopo Normandy (France) Intertidal zones, located at the interface between land and sea, play a vital role as natural buffer zones to protect coastal regions. Using optical and radar satellite imagery, EO4Intertopo aims to map the morphological evolution of Normandy's intertidal zones and contribute to the effective management and conservation of these critical ecosystems.
Eo4MountainPastoralism Mercantour National Park (France) How does climate change affect high altitude wetlands and how does it influence agro-pastoral practices? This project aims to propose advanced statistical indicators to document the evolution of these areas from Sentinel data, with the originality of correlating physical indicators to expected ecosystem services.
EO4Wetlands Living Lab Hedwige-Prosperpolder (Belgium/Netherlands) The restoration of wetlands, critical ecosystems, is vital in view of the challenges of climate change. The full-scale experiment of depoldering offers a unique opportunity for EO4Wetlands to monitor this restoration using the complementarity between different wavelengths and scales of observation (in situ, drone and satellite).
EOLyd Morocco Morocco is characterized by a high degree of vulnerability to drought, which is becoming more and more frequent, with adverse impacts at both hydro-agricultural and socio-economic levels. The aim of the EOLyd project is to develop an index of cereal production losses by combining indices and indicators derived from satellite data with existing statistics and measurements.
FLAude Aude - Eastern Pyrenees - Occitania (France) FLAude aims at better understand extreme hydrometeo phenomena and elaborate indicators for prevention & risk reduction, adapted to local decision makers use on Aude & Occitanie. Twofold EO-derived info (extreme floods impacts on territories and C3S data analysis & projections) combined with other data, will feed iterative public policy dialogue on CC impact and EO enriched planning tools.
FloodDAM Garonne (France) - Ebro (Spain) - Betsiboka (Madagascar) - Mississipi (USA) This projects aims at building an automated service to reliably detect, monitor and assess flood events globally. In order to understand and anticipate these extreme events, a sensor-fusion approach is deployed, aiming at incorporating a multitude of satellite- and ground-based sensors as well as a combination of machine learning- (ML) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models.
FloodDAM-DT Garonne river basin (France) - Ohio River watershed (United States) As follow up of its predecessor FloodDAM, FloodDAM-DT aims to provide an automated service to reliably detect, monitor, assess and predictfloods on a global scale within a Franco-American collaboration. This Digital Twin development is an international effort to devise an Earth System digital twin based on the water cycle and focused on floods.
GADE LAPLI Haiti (Caribbean) At the cutting edge of space technology, this project will provide indicators and services using satellite data to estimate rainfall and flood zones. In the very vulnerable territory of Haiti, the operational objective (warning, crisis management) also serves the knowledge of climate change by identifying and characterizing extreme events.
GeoHaTACC Rwanda (Eastern Africa) GeoHaTACC aims to detect and inventory hydro-geological hazards in tropical environments and to document the consequences of climate change on these hazards. An operational toolbox combining various sources of information, the demonstrator is being implemented in Rwanda, an African country particularly impacted by these events, with a view to eventually being transposed to other territories.
Green Urban Sat Greater Nancy (France) The objective of Green Urban Sat project is to develop, starting from satellite data, methods and tools able to generate a geospatial database of fine description of the vegetation, that is adapted to the evaluation of the ecosystem services, to produce a demonstrator on a conurbation, and to test the reproducibility on other areas.
GreenSpace Valencia (Spain) - Bucharest (Romania) In cities, trees reduce air pollution and urban heat islands (UHIs). Using THR satellite imagery, GreenSpace is offering towns and cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants a complete inventory of private and public trees, an estimate of the environmental benefits for the town or city, a map of UHIs and recommendations for drawing up an ad hoc greening plan.
HABITAT Yangtze China This project takes advantages of the latest remote sensing sensors, deep AI algorithms, and OpenGIS to provide a rich-feature, large-scale, high spatial-temporal resolution, quick response, and remotely accessible data and map service of the middle and lower Yangtze-river basin wetlands to the local, national, and international birds’ researcher, wetland manager, and climate change researcher.
IRRISAT-MOROCCO North Africa IRRISAT-MAROC aims to implement a system to help optimize irrigation water using satellite data. It is based on two complementary approaches to the estimation of plant water consumption and needs, which will be combined in order to propose results at the scales of the agricultural plot, the irrigated sector and the watershed.
LITTOSAT Britanny (France) - Normandy (France) LITTOSAT will provide managers of coastal territories and marine protected areas with a dashboard for monitoring the spatial evolution of coastal vegetation in near-real time, fed by new data from satellite images. The project will propose new satellite products, a visualisation interface and change detection functions.
LITTOSCOPE Palavas les flots - Greater Montpellier area (France) - Gâvres (France) Facing the mean sea level rise and extreme events, the LITTOSCOPE solution identifies future coastal flooding hazards and assess the related socio-economic risks using satellite data (high-resolution stereo-imagery, altimetry).
MANGROVES Madagascar - West Indies - French Guiana The need to understand and monitor mangrove forests continues to be a priority: it involves organising the management of their natural resources, characterising the relationships between global change and the state of their local environments and ensuring their conservation. Using Copernicus and THRS data, the project’s objective is to support institutional stakeholders in charge of Mangroves.
MEO-Climate Gers (France) MEO-Climate is a mapping platform that creates added value by delivering local, frequently refreshed and validated information to local land management practices. Its purpose lies in the monitoring of spatial and temporal changes for the supervision of local initiatives, and more specifically to farming practices, the installation of renewable energy facilities and water resources management.
Mérimée Mekong Delta (Vietnam) Mérimée aims to map rice fields dynamically, as well as their irrigation status, continuous or alternating. The project uses Sentinel satellite data from the Copernicus programme to obtain a spatial and temporal estimate of methane emissions in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.
MexiCorn Mexico (Central America) Agricultural areas of native cultivars are under threat because of the effects of climate change. Mexico is one of the producers of a large diversity of native corn and severely affected by atypical drought periods. This project proposes the creation of an operational tool using information from optical/microwave sensors onboard of EO satellites to monitor parameters from corn areas.
MIGR-SAFE Nouvelle Aquitaine (France) If the preservation of migratory birds contributes to sustainable development, their pilgrimage is strongly affected by landscapes, human activities and climate change. Ensuring their journey and protecting their stopovers requires new collaborations between local authorities and scientists. MIGR-SAFE proposes new tools and usable data for each of them.
Monitoring the Gold Coast Australia An investigation into patterns of post-storm beach recovery in the Gold Coast, Australia between 2015 and 2020, featuring the development of an automated methodology for waterline extraction that utilises Sentinel-1 SAR satellite imagery and tidal state data to investigate net accretion or erosion, subject to whether waterlines move shoreward (erosion) or offshore (accretion).
OpenGCS China OpenGCS provides geological carbon sequestration with dynamic monitoring of CO2 leakage. Based on the combination of wireless sensor networks real-time online monitoring and regional satellite observations, OpenGCS is designed and implemented to assure the studies of GCS safety assessment, environmental impact, and risk control.
OpHySE French Guiana (South America) The OpHySE (Operational Hydrology from Space and modEls) project, which has been declined on all the catchment areas of the territory of Guyana as a demonstration, has set up a platform for real-time monitoring of the state of rivers and to assist navigation in a context of climate change.
ORION Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (France) The ORION project aims to make indicators derived from satellite images available to biodiversity managers in an emblematic mountain area: the Chamonix valley. Sentinel-2 images, botanical surveys and photo traps are combined to assess the impact of shrub expansion on plant diversity and large mountain herbivores.
OSS Saint Louis Sénégal This project concerned the Saint-Louis coastline, which is particularly vulnerable to coastal erosion and flooding. The aim was to acquire more information, to raise awareness among all players of the hazards and risks posed to coastal areas as a result of climate change, and to develop tools and indicators relating to the vulnerability of the local population and economic activities.
Pléiades4UrbanFlood Montpellier (France) In a context of rainfall intensification, P4UF prototypes a service for the a priori evaluation of the sensitivity of an urban environment to flooding through the production of risk maps. Its added value lies in obtaining urban topography (buildings and vegetation) and physics (waterproofing), exclusively based on monoscopic THRS imagery.
PODCAST-Demo India We propose to develop a web-based visualisation and analysis tool that provides cholera-risk information in the northern Indian Ocean coastal regions. The information is based on a pilot cholera-risk model that uses satellite observations from the European Space Agency Climate Change Initiative, in-situ and clinical data from publicly available archives.
QUANTICA Occitania France QUANTICA aims to develop a tool combining plant-soil models and remote sensing to quantify, at the plot level, the additional carbon storage induced by intermediate crops in order to better compensate farmers who engage in these practices. The tool is being co-constructed with the actors of the agricultural chain and tested in Occitania to prototype future services.
SAFARI Niamey (Niger) SAFARI will develop and demonstrate an online dashboard containing present and future urban climate indicator maps for Niamey (Niger). The maps will be based on fine-scale satellite imagery, advanced climate modelling, and global climate projections. Applications will highlight the potential of urban trees as an Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) measure to counter excessive heat.
Sat4BDNB La Rochelle - Toulouse - Marseille (France) This project aims to establish national indicators of urban overheating, associated vulnerability of the population and an assessment of mitigation strategies. The results, established using spatial data for albedo and land cover, will be freely available in the National Buildings Database (BDNB).
SatLCZ Lille (France) - Rayong (Thailand) Now an operational tool, the project has developed a methodology to classify local climate zones derived exclusively from very high resolution satellite images. The issues identified are the vulnerability of urban environments during summer heat waves, as well as the adaptation and mitigation of local heat peaks.
SCO FrichesAgricoles Région Occitanie (France) In Occitania, the development of agricultural wastelands is a major concern for elected officials who wish to act for food sovereignty, in a context where the risk of fire and health problems continue to increase. This project aims to map agricultural wastelands and to support the requalification of these areas while respecting their multifunctionality.
SCOLive Pays de Grasse (France) SCOLive carries out an observatory associating all the actors in the field to map the diseases and parasites harmful to the olive tree. This information allows to conduct a scientific study on the environmental conditions conducive to these diseases and to establish a predictive model in order to anticipate and remedy them.
SeSaM Caribbean Sea - East of the Caribbean islands - Cuba - Yucatan - Western Africa SeSaM contributes to sargassum algae management in all the territories affected by sargassum strandings. Using satellite observations and numerical modelling, SeSaM allows observing the situation in real time and forecasting the next seasonal sargassum proliferation and influxes.
Space4IRRIG Tarn - Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur (France) Faced with global warming and increasing demand, particularly for agricultural irrigation, it is urgent to develop a sustainable and equitable water management strategy. This project provides water management actors with indicators to improve their local knowledge as well as supporting the elaboration of effective water resource management strategies for the future.
Stock Water India - Burkina Faso - Tunisia - Laos - Brazil Dams are strategic tools for countries and their management of water resources. StockWater aims to put in place a system for monitoring the load of dams based on satellite data, and a specific processing system, thereby facilitating the work of the public authorities in this area.
TAHATAI French Polynesia TAHATAI aims to develop, implement, automate, operate and replicate on a Pacific scale, online digital resources (satellite data, apps, expertise, indicators), useful for the governance of the coastal zone. These resources are integrated within a new generation digital platform, called "horizontal".
TAHATAI Neo French Polynesia Conceived as a continuation of the TAHATAI project, TAHATAI Neo aims at the operational implementation of analysis applications dedicated to decision-makers and monitoring indicators according to the three axes : Water quality in the context of climate change (plankton blooms), Frequentation and use of the lagoon and the coastline, Coastal human pressure in the context of climate change.
THERMOCITY Toulouse - Paris - Montpellier - Marseille - Strasbourg (France) The THERMOCITY project involves studying urban heat islands and heat losses through the development of a thermography analysis tool based on satellite imagery. Data and models are then compared in order to understand these phenomena and work towards the ultimate aim: adapting cities to climate change.
TropiSCO Guiana Shield (South America) - Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam (South-East Asia) - Gabon (Africa) Accounting for half of the world's forests, the rainforest is under serious threat. In 2019, the equivalent of a soccer stadium is destroyed every two seconds. TropiSCO aims to map deforested areas in near-real time and to publish the information so that local actors can intervene, alert public opinion, and account for lost surfaces.
VIET-ARRO Central Vietnam VIET-ARRO is developing a demonstrator of a recovery observatory in response to periods of intense cyclonic activity impacting food security in Vietnam. The project will supply managers with information.
Vimesco-Rice Vietnam Domestic rice production in Vietnam is under threat as a result of climate change, flooding, droughts of increasing frequency, duration and intensity, and saltwater intrusion. The objective of this project is to provide users in Vietnam with a demonstrator of operational tools for the dynamic monitoring of rice crops using radar-based remote sensing data.
WACA-VAR West African coast An interdisciplinary programme, WACA-VAR aims to implement a range of actions to sustainably manage the effects of climate change on the coasts of West Africa. A web platform will highlight the direct use of satellite data to generate knowledge to aid decision-making in terms of coastal risk management policies.
XtremQuality South West Region (France) - Parana (Brazil) The project focuses on monitoring the water quality of small water reservoirs by remote sensing. With the implementation of indicators on the trajectory of these surfaces by aggregating multi-source data, it aims to improve our knowledge and to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on these water reservoirs, which are essential for many uses.
AEROLAB SPACE Great Eastern (France)
AIonWetlands Bassin méditerranéen
AirCrowd-Africa Cotonou (Benin) - Dakar (Senegal) - Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
ALEOFEU Aude (France)
ALTELYS Rennes (France) - Presidente Prudente (Brazil)
AMSudSat Amazon Basin
ARBOCARTO-v2 Mainland France - French West Indies - Reunion Island
Band-SOS Bengal Delta (Bangladesh-India) - Amazon Delta (Brazil)
BioEOS Océan Indien
BOSCO Brittany (France)
CARTOVEGE Crozet and Kerguelen Islands (French Southern and Antarctic Lands)
CARTOVEGE 2 Amsterdam Island - St Paul Island - Possession Island (French Southern and Antarctic Lands)
CHOVE-CHUVA Mato Grosso (Brazil)
City Explorer Paris (France)
ClimHealth Myanmar - Thailand
EagleHedges Pyrenees-Gascony (France)
ECLAT Lake Chad Central Africa
EDISON Metropolitan France
EO4AgriWater Gers (France) - Alsace (France) - New Caledonia
EO4DroughtMonitoring New Caledonia (South Pacific)
EO4Intertopo Normandy (France)
Eo4MountainPastoralism Mercantour National Park (France)
EO4Wetlands Living Lab Hedwige-Prosperpolder (Belgium/Netherlands)
FLAude Aude - Eastern Pyrenees - Occitania (France)
FloodDAM Garonne (France) - Ebro (Spain) - Betsiboka (Madagascar) - Mississipi (USA)
FloodDAM-DT Garonne river basin (France) - Ohio River watershed (United States)
GADE LAPLI Haiti (Caribbean)
GeoHaTACC Rwanda (Eastern Africa)
Green Urban Sat Greater Nancy (France)
GreenSpace Valencia (Spain) - Bucharest (Romania)
HABITAT Yangtze China
IRRISAT-MOROCCO North Africa
LITTOSAT Britanny (France) - Normandy (France)
LITTOSCOPE Palavas les flots - Greater Montpellier area (France) - Gâvres (France)
MANGROVES Madagascar - West Indies - French Guiana
MEO-Climate Gers (France)
Mérimée Mekong Delta (Vietnam)
MexiCorn Mexico (Central America)
MIGR-SAFE Nouvelle Aquitaine (France)
Monitoring the Gold Coast Australia
OpHySE French Guiana (South America)
ORION Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (France)
OSS Saint Louis Sénégal
Pléiades4UrbanFlood Montpellier (France)
QUANTICA Occitania France
SAFARI Niamey (Niger)
Sat4BDNB La Rochelle - Toulouse - Marseille (France)
SatLCZ Lille (France) - Rayong (Thailand)
SCO FrichesAgricoles Région Occitanie (France)
SCOLive Pays de Grasse (France)
SeSaM Caribbean Sea - East of the Caribbean islands - Cuba - Yucatan - Western Africa
Space4IRRIG Tarn - Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur (France)
Stock Water India - Burkina Faso - Tunisia - Laos - Brazil
TAHATAI French Polynesia
TAHATAI Neo French Polynesia
THERMOCITY Toulouse - Paris - Montpellier - Marseille - Strasbourg (France)
TropiSCO Guiana Shield (South America) - Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam (South-East Asia) - Gabon (Africa)
VIET-ARRO Central Vietnam
WACA-VAR West African coast
XtremQuality South West Region (France) - Parana (Brazil)