Toolbox

Below are the tools developed and delivered by the SCO projects.

ORION
Cartographie des habitats

Monitoring changes in the mountain environment

Faced with the colonisation of moorland to the detriment of Alpine meadows, the Orion project has used satellite imagery to develop a detailed map (10 m) of natural habitats as well as fauna and flora indicators, including grazing area.

Replicable and scalable, the method is particularly well suited to managers of these areas, which are undergoing major changes to protect the environment as well as pastoral and tourist activities. It also offers very interesting prospects for understanding and preserving the ecosystems that emerge when glaciers retreat.

🟒 Free access

Cartographie des habitats
Thermocity
Thermocity temperature de surface par quartier

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

Thermocity temperature de surface par quartier
SatLCZ
Classification LCZ Lille

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.

Classification LCZ Lille
TropiSCO
TropiSCO platform

Monitoring tropical deforestation

The Tropisco platform provides a near-real-time view of tropical deforestation from 2018 to the present day. Its maps of forest cover loss are updated every 6 to 12 days using radar images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite.

Aiming for global coverage, Tropisco currently monitors the forests of 7 countries (French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Gabon, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia), which were used to develop the tool.

🟒 Free access

TropiSCO platform
BOSCO
BOSCO Interface

Satellite surface soil moisture

Developed in Brittany, where geology makes water supply dependent on surface water, BOSCO lays the foundations for a spatial observatory of soil water content.

The interface displays three key pieces of information at very high spatial resolution (plot) and temporal resolution (2-3 days), which are crucial for farmers and water managers: surface moisture (first 5 cm of soil), root water content (one metre deep) and recharge (or water flow) towards the water table.

🟒 Free access

BOSCO Interface
ClimHealth
Climhealth platform

Climate and environmental monitoring for early health warningsΒ 

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).

🟒 Free access. The codes for the application and the Sen2Chain processing chain are open source.

Developed for a single disease, leptospirosis in Yangon (Myanmar), the first demonstrator LeptoYangon can also be viewed online.

Climhealth platform
Arbocarto-V2
Carto Arbocarto-V2

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. 

Carto Arbocarto-V2
FORO (Flood Observatory for Resilient Occitania)
FORO platform

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

FORO platform