July 27, 2020


French contribution

Led by a range of organizations such as the French environment and energy agency ADEME, the national scientific research centre CNRS, the IRD development research institute and IFREMER, the French institute of marine research and exploration, 15 projects were selected by SCO France in April 2020. These projects will serve as pilots for implementing international objectives. The other SCO partners are pursuing the same process in their own country. The French projects will be funded by French agencies, research centres and big international organizations like UNDP, UNEP and the World Bank.

Most of the projects are seeking to extract new information from existing data. Such information must be sufficiently operational to enable immediate decisions for adapting to the impacts of climate change.

SCO International signatories as of 1 May 2020

Agence Gabonaise d’Etudes et d’Observations Spatiales (AGEOS)

Agência Espacial Portuguesa (AEP)

Austrian Space Agency (FFG)

Azercosmos, Azerbaijan

Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)

Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)

Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, France (CNES)

China National Space Administration (CNSA)

Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, Argentina (CONAE)

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany (DLR)

Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI)

European Space Agency (ESA)

Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, Thailand (GISTDA)

Hellenic Space Agency (HSA)

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

Israel Space Agency (ISA)

Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Mexican Space Agency (AEM)

Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU)

Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA)

UK Space Agency (UKSA)

United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA)

Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)