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:

  1. Networking and federating scientific stakeholders at the national or even international level around thematic fields (agriculture, forest, urban, coastal, surface/atmosphere exchanges, etc.),
  2. Collect user needs,
  3. Design and validate innovative methods, develop products and train users.

24 SEC documenting 10 themes