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  2. Prime Minister’s official visit to People’s Republic of China- CNES and CNSA sign first agreement to implement Space Climate Observatory (SCO)

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    June 25, 2018

    On the occasion of the Prime Minister’s official visit to the People’s Republic of China from Friday 22 to Monday 25 June, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall held a first meeting with Zhang Kejian, the new Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Monday 25 June in Beijing, the two agency heads signed in the presence of the Prime Minister and his Chinese counterpart a specific agreement on implementing the Space Climate Observatory (SCO).

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  3. Second One Planet Summit in New York- Space Climate Observatory key to tackling climate change

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    September 27, 2018

    On the initiative of President Emmanuel Macron, the second One Planet Summit was held in New York on Wednesday 26 September. On this occasion, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall presented a status report on the Space Climate Observatory (SCO). Created in December last year at the first edition of this event where CNES brought together the world’s space agencies to step up their cooperation on tackling climate change, the SCO really moved into higher gear last June by highlighting the vital role that satellites have to play in this effort. In New York, an interactive terminal developed by CNES gave Summit participants an overview of a range of applications where satellites are making a crucial contribution.

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  4. One Planet Summit World’s space agencies propose to set up a Space Climate Observatory

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    December 11, 2017

    On the eve of the One Planet Summit organized in Paris at the initiative of President Emmanuel Macron, the heads of the world’s space agencies met today at CNES Head Office. At this meeting focused on climate monitoring from space, three round tables addressed the topics of greenhouse gas monitoring, water resource management and the use of satellites in natural disaster management. The meeting led to the adoption of the Paris Declaration, which proposes to set up a Space Climate Observatory (SCO) to pool climate data acquired from space and make them readily available to the international scientific community.

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  5. France-South Korea space cooperation- CNES, KARI and KMA commit together to Space Climate Observatory

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    October 15, 2018

    Monday 15 October in Paris, on the occasion of the state visit to France of South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In and in the presence of Frédérique Vidal, France’s Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and You Young-Min, South Korea’s Minister of Science and ICT, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, Lim Cheol-Ho, President of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), and Jang Jae-Dong, Director at the Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA, National Meteorological Satellite Center), signed a letter of intent concerning the Space Climate Observatory (SCO).

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  6. SPACE CLIMATE OBSERVATORY- INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PROJECTS UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE UNITED NATIONS

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    September 29, 2020

    Under the aegis of the United Nations, the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) is today issuing a first international call for projects, inviting companies, research scientists and public organizations to respond as a consortium.

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    July 27, 2020

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  11. CNESMAG (special issue)- Space Climate Observatory (SCO): data serving territories

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    January 20, 2020

    It is to address local needs that CNES launched the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) initiative, which was subsequently selected by President Emmanuel Macron at the One Planet Summit in December 2017. The SCO combines the expertise of the world’s space agencies to supply satellite data that will serve to model the impacts of climate change on specific territories.

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  12. International meeting at CNES Head Office of Space Climate Observatory (SCO)

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    February 5, 2019

    Friday 1 February, CNES hosted the first international meeting of the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) at its Head Office in Paris. This working meeting brought together more than 25 space agencies and four international organizations, with representatives from the European Commission, the African Union and the United Nations in attendance. The founding meeting was intended to set out and refine the concept and goals of the SCO and to discuss its implementation with a view to arriving at an international memorandum of understanding between agencies and organizations ready to commit to the project.

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  13. CNES hosts Special Session of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment

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    October 19, 2018

    CNES, in partnership with the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD France) and the French Alliance for Environmental Research (AllEnvi), is hosting the Special Session of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment on 18 and 19 October at the agency’s Head Office in Paris. The objective of this special session is to start an international working group tasked with shaping and helping to establish a multi-stakeholder digital platform supported by the United Nations designed to address global change issues. Based on achieving convergence between global Earth-observation data (from satellite data and in-situ observations to the Internet of Things (IoT)), big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), this platform aims to bring a new dimension to access to information on the status of the environment for decision-makers and citizens alike. It will propose solutions for implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  14. UNISPACE+50- CNES celebrates 50th anniversary of United Nations space conference

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    June 20, 2018

    Wednesday 20 June, at the invitation of Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall took part in Vienna, Austria, in the symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

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  15. Frédérique Vidal celebrates 50th anniversary of the Toulouse Space Centre- Historic success of the Toulouse Space Show Presentation of the Space Climate Observatory

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    June 29, 2018

    Thursday 28 June, Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Toulouse Space Centre. The minister visited the centre after closing the Toulouse Space Show (TSS), where over the last three days CNES and its partners from the Occitanie region of Southwest France have been hosting key space stakeholders to discuss latest solutions, future trends and the NewSpace economy.

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  16. Toulouse Space Show 2018- Space Climate Observatory is ‘go’

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    June 28, 2018

    The observatory was officially launched at the Toulouse Space Show today during the roundtable session on ‘Space Climate Observatory : Toward a World Observatory on the Impacts of Climate Change’

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  17. Space cooperation between France and South Korea- CNES briefs KARI and KMA on Space Climate Observatory

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    July 2, 2018

    CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall was in South Korea on Monday 2 July to meet the key leaders of the country’s space sector, including Lim Cheol-Ho, President of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), and Nam Jae-Cheol, Head of the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The main purpose of his visit was for CNES to present the state of progress on the Space Climate Observatory (SCO). It followed the 2nd France-Korea Space Forum in Paris on Tuesday 3 April, organized by CNES and KARI and attended by numerous politicians, scientists, administrative officials and representatives from across the French and Korean space sector. It is part of preparations for South Korean President Moon Jae-In’s state visit to France in October.

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