The Space Climate Observatory (SCO) is a global initiative which goal is to study, monitor and most importantly, adapt to the impacts of climate change. It is led by a huge consortium in France including Météo France, IGN and the Ministry of Ecological Transition, and orchestrated by the CNES. The SCO aims to bring together important decision-making tools regarding preparedness, adaptation and resilience to these climate change impacts at a local scale. To do so, the use of Earth observation tools based on satellite technologies associated with ground data and models will be privileged..
In 2020, the SCO launched a call for innovative projects related to thematics and 14 of them had the privilege to receive this certification, and thus be able to benefit from a financial contribution from the CNES to carry it out.
Thanks to a partnership with the SCoT (Territorial Coherence Plan) of Gascogne (bringing together 397 towns) about innovative topics, we are very proud to be able to say today that we have been awarded this prestigious certification label on one of our tools : MEO-Climate. Its aim is to generate and analyse three main indicators before providing them as a mapping platform to the SCoT of Gascogne local authorities. It will include a set of information and indicators to support the implementation of the French climate plan (PCAET) and the Territorial Coherence Plan.
These indicators include:
- WaterReserve: a mapping and monitoring of water reserves ;
- GreenEnergy: a mapping of existing photovoltaic panels and areas which are favorable for the implementation of new ones ;
- AgriPractice: monitoring of agricultural practices and their characteristics (ground cover maintenance, hedges …).
If you would like to know more about this partnership, please follow this link!