Theia

Value-Adding Products and Algorithms for Land Surfaces

Theia at a glance

Theia is pursuing four main objectives :

  1. Promoting and facilitating the use of space data, for science and public
    actors, in terms of  imagery, added-value products as well as in-situ data;
  2. Developing added -value products and services for the science communities
    and national public actors;
  3. Developing networks of competences
  4. Supporting French realizations at European and international level.

Observing Earth

Theia is now one of the active members of the Earth System Research Infrastructure, Data Terra.

Along, three other French Earth Observation consortia:

  • Aeris – the French thematic consortium on Atmosphere
  • ForM@Ter – the French thematic consortium on Solid Earth
  • Odatis – the French Thematic consortium on Ocean spatial observation.
  • and Dinamis, the French pooled system for access to satellite imagery.

Theia in images

Theia offers monthly surface reflectance syntheses for the Iberian peninsula. Here a synthesis of cloudless observations over 45 days for the month of August 2019. Theia offers monthly surface reflectance syntheses for Metropolitan France. Here a synthesis of cloudless observations over 45 days for the month of September 2019. Theia offers monthly surface reflectance syntheses for the Italian peninsula. Here a synthesis of cloudless observations over 45 days for the month of September 2019. Localisation of all Hydroweb virtual stations in November 2020 Theia Hydroweb product documenting the level of lakes and rivers. Here the Loire River (France) variations from 2008 to 2019 The product Theia Inland Water Quality measures, among other things, the level of suspended solids. Here in the Rhône at Arles in December 2016. Soil moisture measured by SMOS-IC, summer 2017 Soil moisture measured by SMOS-IC, summer 2018 Gabon biomass map with a 50x50m resolution, Above-ground biomass map of of the savannahs and woodlands of continental Africa and Madagascar at a resolution of 50m x 50m. This DHI mapping is designed for biodiversity assessment and for describing the natural habitats of different species. Artist's view of a β diversity mapping obtained with the application of biodivMapR on an area of the Peruvian Amazon. Theia product presenting the irrigated crops in 2015 in the South-West of France. Produced from 13 LANDSAT8 level 2A images. Carte d'humidité du sol à THRS à l'échelle parcellaire pour la région d'Arles. Binary "urban/non-urban" classification obtained from Sentinel-2 images for the city of Brussels in 2018. Binary "urban/non-urban" classification obtained from Sentinel-2 images for the city of Perpignan 2018. Binary "urban/non-urban" classification obtained from Sentinel-2 images for the city of Strasbourg 2018. Theia Land Cover for Metropolitan France, 2018. 23 classes. Available both at raster et vector formats. Theia 2018 Land Cover Product for Lot-et-Garonne region (France) Theia Land Cover Product for Paris (France) 2018 Theia Reunion Land Cover Product distinguishes 11 classes of land uses. Produced by synthesis of Sentinel-2 and Spot-6 data, its resolution is 1,5 m. Map of the snow coverage in the Pyrenees during a hydrological year (1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017) produced by synthesis of Theia snow-covered surface products. Theia L2-Snow Product detects the presence of snow (in blue) and cloud (in white). Cartography of annual snow coverage for the Alps in number of days between 1st of September and 20 of January for the years 2017, 2018, 2019. Advancing ice front, Quirlies and St-Sorlin glaciers. Spot 6-7. 2014-2019. Mapping Tiger Mosquitoes risk in Montpellier (France). Senegal - Spatial distribution of mosquitoes carrying Rift Valley Fever GeoV2 FCover, October 2019

Latest news

Internal Research Fellow in EO for Earth System Science

Description You will report to the Head of the Science Section in the Data Applications Division, Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. You will carry out […]

Contributing to the development of our partners in the South in the fields of applicative Earth Observation, based on the resources offered by Theia

Meet with Jean-François Faure, one of Theia’s founding fathers and active facilitator of Theia activities in the global South as well as the national secretary of the DINAMIS mechanism.

[PhD grant] From Landscape detection to population dynamics

CNES is offering a PhD grant for a project aiming to improve knowledge of human population dynamics in rural areas through the recognition of landscape indicators derived from high-resolution image processing.

Events

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Do you know the SCO?

The SCO facilitators discuss the Space Climate Observatory project, through which several THEIA SECs and RANs projects have been labelled.

5th Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting : Call for submission

Submit your proposal to ESA 5th Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting before February 18.

VHSR Soil Moisture: All Series are up to date (or almost)

Thanks to the optimisation of the production by the SEC team, all (or almost all) series documenting soil moisture at the plot level are available at least until August 2021.

France Land Cover Map 2020 Focuses on Natural Classes

The 2020 edition, which was slightly later than the previous ones, is now available with its 23 land cover classes for Metropolitan France and “refined” natural classes.

Theia Forest and Water Quality Workshops

Theia organized two thematic workshops in October, focusing on applied products for the monitoring of Forests and Water Quality.

BIOMASS CARBON MONITOR, A SITE TO TRACK CARBON SINKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE

Discover the Biomass Carbon Monitor. Based on SMOS data, it provides a comparison tool for forest cover and carbon sequestration trends at global scale.

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