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Take 5 (SPOT4) experiment

At the end of life of each satellite, CNES issues a call for ideas for short-term experiments taking place before de-orbiting the satellite. CESBIO took the opportunity to set up the Take 5 experiment at the end of SPOT4' life : this experiment used SPOT4 as a simulator of the time series that ESA's Sentinel-2 mission will provide.

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Take 5 (SPOT5) Slash and burn

This animation made by CNES and CESBIO shows a sequence of SPOT5 (Take5) images near Litchfield national park in Australia.
A large zone is progressively burnt, and on some images, the fire front may be spoted. The fires seem to be lit willingly.
The SPOT5 (Take5) experiment, proposed by CESBIO, operated by CNES, and co-funded by ESA,  aims at showing the potential of Sentinel-2 images that will be delivered globally, every 5th day, from 2016.

Sunflower crop / water and carbon budgets

Over the past 10 years, the use of satellite imagery and innovative tools developed for farmers has really taken off . The cultivation of sunflower is a promising example. Sunflower is a plant really well suited to the climate of the south west of France. The CESBIO laboratory contributes to the understanding and modelling of land surface functioning at landscape and small regions scales, such as water and carbon budgets, in response to anthropogenic and climatic pressures.

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Hydrological cycle in arid and semi-arid regions.

The arid and semi-arid regions of the Mediterranean basin correspond to geographical surfaces with strong demographic growth. They are of great importance because of the scarcity of the water resources available. This phenomena can be amplified by the climatic changes, and their feedbacks can be global or regional. Efforts are necessary to improve models to understand and predict the impact of the past and forthcoming environmental and human changes on the hydrological cycle in arid and semi-arid regions. Using spatial data, the CESBIO lab is involved in this research .

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