"Water: between stress and risk", take part in the 10th Quarterly Meeting of the SCO France

Published on 05/09/2023
An essential ingredient for life on Earth, freshwater resources are becoming increasingly scarce as a result of climate and human pressures. On Friday 29 September 2023, tune in to the tenth "SCO France Quarterly Meeting" to discover three SCOlutions using satellite data to monitor water resources.

Used for domestic (drinking water) and economic (agriculture, industry, leisure) purposes, freshwater is an essential resource whose cycle is being altered by global warming. Whether it's the water stored in reservoirs, the flowing water in rivers, the water in glaciers or the moisture content of soils, satellites can identify and estimate these precious resources. This data can be used to feed models that will increase our knowledge of the water cycle and improve water management, an essential prerequisite for safeguarding our future.

On Friday 29 September 2023 from 11am to 12.30pm, take part in the tenth Space for Climate Observatory Quarterly Meeting (in French) and discover three SCOlutions that use space data to monitor water resources and optimize their management.
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The day's programme

  • Introduction with the presentation of the Hydroweb-Next platform, the evolution of Hydroweb. Its aim is to centralize all open data relating to water, in particular SWOT data, and to develop products requested by users.

  • BOSCO: This project is co-constructing a service for estimating water content in Brittany at very high spatial and temporal resolution. Supporting public policies to optimize water resource management, particularly for agricultural use, the service integrates diagnostic tools and derived products such as water content over root thickness and recharge estimates.

  • OpHySE: Covering all the catchment areas of French Guiana, the OpHySE project has set up a demonstrator for real-time monitoring of river conditions and navigability in the context of climate change.

  • FloodDam-DT: Following on from the FloodDAM project, the DT version, developed in Franco-American cooperation, is developing an automated service to reliably detect, monitor and assess floods on a global scale. This Digital Twin (DT) evolution is part of the international effort to design a digital twin of the terrestrial system based on the water cycle and focused on floods.




Launched in June 2021, the SCO France Quarterly will be a regular meeting to bring the community together and enable each project to showcase its progress, inspire others and create synergies.

🎥 You can watch videos of previous quarterly meetings here.