The Scientific Expertise Centres (SEC) bring together different teams of French laboratories conducting research and developing innovative methods for mobilizing satellite, airborne and in-situ data on “continental surface” issues.
Three main objectives
These SECs are s focused on added-value products, possibly with services associated with this product. These are mono or multi-team CES’s, spread over one or more regions, they pursue three main objectives:
- Networking and federating scientific stakeholders at the national or even international level around thematic fields (agriculture, forest, urban, coastal, surface/atmosphere exchanges, etc.),
- Collect user needs,
- Design and validate innovative methods, develop products and train users.