Below are the tools developed and delivered by the SCO projects.
Thermography of cities from space
A pioneering project to learn how to use satellite thermal data in cities, Thermocity has delivered a collection of analysis-ready-data thermal images. This collection has been used to generate 4 major product families:
- Evolution of impermeability/artificialization and characterization of vegetation in the city;
- Detection and characterization of thermal anomalies;
- Mapping urban heat islands and diagnosing vulnerability to the associated heat ;
- Urban climate modelling: cross-validation and future climate.
🟢 Free access
Identifying the vulnerability of urban environments during summer heat waves
Developed in the cities of Lille (France) and Rayong (Thailand), the project has established a methodology for classifying local climate zones derived exclusively from very high-resolution satellite images.
The issues identified are the vulnerability of urban environments during summer heat waves, and the adaptation and mitigation of local heat peaks.
🟢 The application's coding is open-source on Cerema's github and can be transposed to any city. Shapefile files for Lille and Rayong are available to download in the Resources section of the project page.
Climate and environmental monitoring for early health warnings
As many diseases are strongly linked to their environment, monitoring environmental and climatic dynamics can help predict their dynamics in space and time.
ClimHealth, an online early warning system, is a generic interface that can be adapted to any location, making it possible to visualize possible links between temporal and spatial epidemiological dynamics and those of rainfall, temperature or environmental indicators (such as water, vegetation or humidity indicators).
Predictive mapping of Aedes mosquito population densities
Aimed at Regional Health Agencies (ARS) and mosquito control operators, the Arbocarto-V2 application generates predictive maps of the abundance of Aedes albopictus or aegypti mosquitoes in a given area, depending on the user's choice, and can be used to simulate different prevention or control scenarios.
The tool is accompanied by a user manual and a methodological guide for creating or updating environmental data from satellite images.
🟢 Arbocarto is free software in .exe format, and can be requested from the Ministry of Health, which owns the tool, using the form available here.
Assessing the vulnerability of coastal populations and economic activities
Developed for the city of St Louis in Senegal and replicable for other coastal areas, the SCO St Louis interface combines all types of data to estimate the socio-economic vulnerability of coastal cities to the effects of climate change and raise awareness among local players.
The mapping platform can be used to select and combine several layers of information, including historical floods, land use and essential infrastructure, as well as simulations of marine and river flooding according to different IPCC scenarios.
🟢 Free access
Improving resilience to extreme hydro-meteorological events
Developed as part of the FLAude project, FORO uses satellite observation to improve the resilience of areas to the risks of flooding caused by intense run-off.
A genuine decision-making tool, FORO offers interactive maps to pinpoint problem areas and the levers for action. It will soon be expanded to include maps of log jams and detection of damaged vines.
🟢 Free access to results for the Aude department