SCO France: the 2020 edition

Published on 30/06/2020
The first call for projects of the SCO France has allowed to label 14 projects in 7 themes, all aimed at fighting against the impacts of climate change or, failing that, adapting to it.

AGRICULTURE : 2 projects

  • MEO-Climate

Supported by MEOSS

The MEO-Climate project concerns the rural territories of metropolitan France and proposes a mapping platform that allows for the fine monitoring of spatial and temporal changes and the local management of actions, particularly with regard to cultivation practices, the installation of renewable energy installations and the management of water reserves.

  • Vimesco-Rice

Supported by CESBIO/GlobEO

The VIMESCO-Rice project proposes to develop a tool for monitoring rice crops in the Mekong Delta and indicators of climate change on these crops using radar imagery and in situ data. This region, which is essential for the country's food production, is particularly affected by climate change.


  • SatLCZ

Supported by CEREMA/Airbus DS

The satLCZ project proposes to improve the production of heat wave sensitivity indicators at the scale of Local Climate Zones (LCZ) in urban areas. The methodology is based on previous work carried out by ADEME (4 urban morphology indicators, 3 land use indicators, and mutual correlation with heat islands).

  • Thermocity

Supported by ONERA/CSTB

The Thermocity project aims to provide thermal mapping (surface temperatures), as well as derived products such as heat island maps or urban heat loss in winter. The involvement of ONERA ensures a strong physical content allowing the quantification and control of uncertainties. The ambition is to produce recurrent maps for several cities.


  • Mangroves

Supported by the IRD

The MANGROVES project proposes to set up a platform for monitoring mangroves on a global scale using satellite data and derived products available on IR Data Terra. The collection of in situ data is also planned. The study of the evolution of mangroves under the prism of climate change indicators is linked to the objectives of biodiversity preservation. This platform allows the valorisation of the Data Terra research infrastructure.

EDUCATION: 1 project

  • EducSCO

Supported by CNES/Maisons pour la Science

EducSCO is a cross-cutting action supported by the inter-agency committee of the SCO. Aimed at teachers, this project aims to disseminate knowledge in society to accelerate awareness of the challenges of climate change.



Supported by CLS

The ECLAT project proposes a framework for studying the impacts of climate change in the Lake Chad region, which are linked to political instability and local violence. There is a strong link with the ESA EO4SD project supported by the World Bank. ECLAT therefore proposes to respond to the World Bank's requests in terms of change detection, urban evolution, etc., on a specific order. The aim is to develop an early warning tool for crisis situations using Deep Learning on satellite data.

HEALTH: 2 projects


Supported by CIRAD

The ARBOCARTO-V2 project proposes to update and operationalise a tool already developed to predict the densities of aedes mosquitoes and arbovirus carriers. A tool already exists and is available to users of the Regional Health Agencies.

  • ClimHealth

Supported by the IRD

The ClimHealth project proposes to improve a portal for accessing space-derived climate data (Sentinel-2), with the aim of facilitating their cross-referencing with local epidemiological sources in order to better understand the influence of climate on the development of certain infectious diseases (malaria, leptospirosis). The fusion models are currently being calibrated at several sites (Madagascar, Reunion, South Africa, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam).


  • FLAude

Carried by DDTM11/CNES

The FLAude project proposes an operational and automatic tool for analysing the consequences of strong and sudden climatic events (rainy episodes followed by floods) using satellite data and in situ data. It is particularly concerned with the monitoring of ice jams and vineyards in the Aude department.

  • FloodDAM

Carried by CERFACS/PREDICT Services

The FloodDAM project aims to implement a near-real-time flood warning and mapping system based on analysis of satellite imagery (Sentinel-1 & 2), in situ data and virtual stations via machine learning methods. Mapping of flood risk areas along rivers will also be produced, based on flood history and current measured weather conditions.

  • Littoscope

Supported by CLS

The LITTOSCOPE project proposes to develop an operational solution for the study and visualisation in the form of spatialised indicators of the risks (alea*stakes) of permanent marine submersion, due to the global rise in water levels, and temporary, during an extreme event involving exceptional waves.

  • OSS Saint Louis

Supported by M2C Laboratory

The OSS Saint Louis project proposes a detailed study of Senegal's coastal environment and indicators of climate change in the face of rising sea and river levels, as well as the number and intensity of storms. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the flooding hazard and the associated risks (statistical analysis of events), to identify current and future risk areas, and to propose new vulnerability indicators, all with a multi-risk vision of the territories.

  • Viet-ARRO

Supported by GlobEO

The Viet-ARRO project focuses on managing the impacts of typhoons on Vietnamese agriculture. In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, the aim is to provide relevant information (decision support) to the authorities in order to rapidly assess the impacts in the aftermath of the event and to propose resilient options for the recovery of the territories. This rapid mapping is based on the analysis of Sentinel-1 imagery, which is free of charge.