Success of the 1st Congress of the SCO France

Published on 27/01/2022
Hosted by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, SCO France held its first Congress on 7 December 2021, just two years after its creation. A video review of a morning of exchanges, including the signing of a cooperation agreement with ADEME.

"Unique in the world", "operational and transposable solutions", "collaborative ecosystem", "close to the territories"... On Tuesday 7 December 2021 at the Hôtel de Roquelaure, the members and partners of SCO France drew up their portrait of SCO. Summary in the short video below.

With masks and barrier gestures in place, the representatives of the organisations involved in the SCO France drew up a first major assessment of the actions carried out. They also reaffirmed their commitment to adaptation and the fight against climate change. For the occasion, all participants received a small gift: the SCO Portfolio.

Reminder of the key phases of the Congress:

  • Preamble by Barbara Pompili, Minister for Ecological Transition, followed by a speech by Philippe Baptiste, President of CNES;
  • Signature of the cooperation agreement between CNES and ADEME (see focus at the end of the article);
  • Two round tables: "Public involvement in the SCO", illustrated by representatives of Cerema, IRD, Météo-France and ADEME, and "SCO projects closer to the territories", where several project leaders testify to the concrete contributions of the SCO to implement their solutions.

"This space for climate observatory is the only initiative to date that links environmental data, space data and action as close as possible to the territories. It is a kind of UFO among international alliances, and it is an originality of the kind we need many more of." Barbara Pompili, Minister for Ecological Transition

ADEME formalises its commitment

On the occasion of this meeting, CNES, representative of SCO France, and the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME) signed an agreement through which ADEME commits to recurrent funding of SCO projects in its field of competence from 2022. This contribution - up to one million euros for the year 2022 - is essential to the future of SCO projects and confirms the challenges of ecological transition at the heart of the public authorities' priorities.