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Job offers
9 March 2017

SERTIT, a platform of the ICube laboratory, is recruiting a GIS & Remote Sensing Engineer specialized in topography (H/F) and a GIS & Remote Sensing Engineer specialized in Forestry and Agriculture (H/F).

Closing date: 26/03/2017

SERTIT celebrates its 30th anniversary and its ICube Laboratory integration
30 March 2017

SERTIT celebrates its 30th anniversary and its ICube Laboratory integration on the 30th of March 2017 from 10:00 to 12:30 AM.

You are invited to share this special day with us and discover its successes and future ambitions through exhibitions, conferences and demonstrations. More information here (in french).









Europe’s Copernicus emergency system activated to manage floods
8 June 2016

SERTIT, highly involved in the European Copernicus Emergency Management Service, explains in a video on Euronews how satellite imagery can provide a support to disaster management, within the context of the recent and current floods in France, Germany and Belgium.

Remote sensing and geomatics training session for rapid mapping
23 May – 3 June 2016

The ICube-SERTIT platform hosted from May 23 to June 3, 2016, two experts from the Civil Protection of Algeria in order to enhance their emergency response remote sensing and GIS skills. Dedicated to rapid mapping, the training session focused on providing information on how to react to different types of disasters such as floods, earthquakes, fires or landslides.

This training session was funded by the French embassy in Algeria through Campus France.

Satellite imagery from the Sentinel constellation were in particular highlighted with ArcGIS and Orfeo Toolbox being mainly used to process Earth Observation data.

SERTIT congratulated by the forest sector
30 November 2015

The SERTIT platform of the ICube laboratory received on November 27, 2015 at the 10th National Congress Aprovalbois in Dijon, the 1st prize Innovation Awards in the forest industry in the Innovation category based media marketing, ICT, strategy, marketing and services.

This event aims to reward companies in the north of France developing a product, a service, an organization or an innovative process in the forest industry.

SERTIT is congratulated for its project on the development of a forest inventory method using satellite images to map the chestnut in Alsace.

Press release





Drones & Hydraulic
8-9 April 2015

SERTIT is participating at the Drones and Hydraulics Conference of the French Hydrotechnical Society which is being held in Paris-Cachan on the 8th-9th April 2015. SERTIT is presenting its results concerning two topics: the environmental monitoring of river grass beds using drone and ultra-light aircraft derived imagery, and separately the 3D monitoring of dike and dam infrastructures using drone imagery.

More information and registration on the official website.

COPERNICUS EMS
Mars 2015

SERTIT, Service Régional de Traitement d'Image et de Télédétection, of the University of Strasbourg, within an international consortium led by e-GEOS an Italian company, and comprised of GAF, Ithaca, SIRS and the DLR, has won the Copernicus Emergency Management System (EMS) Rapid Mapping contract with the European Commission to provide satellite derived maps for crisis management. This contract should cover the next 4 years.

SERTIT, also won in a consortium led by Airbus DS, a second Copernicus Emergency Management System (EMS) contract in the domain of Risk & Recovery with the European Commission for the next 4 years to provide geo-spatial information as a support to crisis management in the prevention, preparation, disaster risk reduction and reconstruction domains.

More information on the official website.

Mapping Water Bodies from space
18-19 March 2015

SERTIT participated in the international conference " Water Bodies Mapping from space ", organized by the European Space Agency , which took place on 18 and 19 March 2015 at ESA - ESRIN in Frascati , Italy. The workshop brought together representatives of european and international space agencies, Sentinel 1 and 2 users as well as members of the global scientific community. The purpose of the conference was to provide an opportunity for scientists and users of satellite data to present the progress of their research on the extraction of water bodies in various environments. In this context, SERTIT took the occasion to present its expertise and experience in this field through the work done on the Alsace and China.

More information on the conference website .
Download presentation (soon) here.

Cyclone in Madagascar
January 2015

SERTIT is happy to inform you that it has successfully renewed its ISO 9001 certification for its Quality Management System covering the activities of production and publication within 6 hours after reception of the first satellite data of crisis geo-information for civil protection agencies and its extension to cover the production of crisis geo-information for defense, security and insurance sectors.
All products can be consulted on SERTIT's Rapid Mapping Service's Portal.

ISO 9001 Certification
December 2014

SERTIT is happy to inform you that it has successfully renewed its ISO 9001 certification for its Quality Management System covering the activities of production and publication within 6 hours after reception of the first satellite data of crisis geo-information for civil protection agencies and its extension to cover the production of crisis geo-information for defense, security and insurance sectors.
More information here.

POLLUTEC 2014
2-5 December 2014

SERTIT participates to the POLLUTEC 2014 show which takes place in Lyon, France, from December 2 to 5 2014. SERTIT is present on the « Space Village » with other French space actors, and is involved in conferences talking about environment protection and risk management.
More information: Space Village Flyer - Official website

Remote sensing and geomatics training session in Haïti
26 november – 2 december 2014

In the framework of the ANR KAL-Haiti project lead by CNES, SERTIT provides training in remote sensing and geomatics which will be held at the University Quisqueya, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Attendees will learn the usage of free software QGIS and Orfeo Toolbox for risk mapping using space-based imagery.

Understanding Risk Haiti
14-18 July 2014

SERTIT is attending the forum "Understanding Risk Haiti" from 14th to 18th of July. This event is a unique occasion to bring Haitian national and international experts and practitioners around the table, to share knowledge on different experiences and innovative tools in the field of the disaster risk management, in order to increase the resilience of the Haitian community.
More information can be found on the official forum website.

IGARSS
13-18 July 2014

SERTIT attends the IGARSS 2014 Symposium that is held in Québec city, Canada (July 13 - 18, 2014). Within 2 different sessions, it presents the applicative potential of digital surface models derived from Pleiades-HR tri-stereoscopic acquisitions and TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X interferometric pairs (Tuesday 15/07, session TUP.H – Information Extraction I, Room 200-ABC, 17:20) on the one hand, and its experience in natural disaster mapping in the context of emergency management support (Wednesday 16/07, session WEP.A – EO Response to Major Disasters, Room 200-ABC, 17:20) on the other hand.
More information can be found on the official website dedicated to the symposium.

Symposium Dragon 3
26-29 May 2014

SERTIT participates at the 2014 Dragon 3 Mid-term results Symposium which takes place in Chengdu, P.R. China. During this event organized by the European Space Agency, SERTIT presents results of studies realized within the framework of Dragon project concerning very high resolution Derived Surface Model generation for hydrological applications and water resources monitoring.
On this occasion, SERTIT presented the first Sentinel-1 image acquired over China with its first thematic analysis and a comparison with APP and WSM Envisat data. Thanks to its large swath of 250 km, its radiometric quality, its high resolution (about 20m) and its dual polarization, these highlighted that Sentinel-1 is very convenient for large territories monitoring.
More information on ESA website.

SERTIT at the Ministry of Agriculture
May 2014

SERTIT presented its activities to the French Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, especially those related to forestry issues.

ESA SENTINEL-2 for Science Workshop
20-22 May 2014

SERTIT participates in the Sentinel-2 For Science Workshop hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from the 20th to the 22nd of May 2014. SERTIT will present the results of its studies using satellite images time series, like the ones of the future Sentinel-2 satellite, and this for forestry and hydrological applications.

More information can be found on the workshop website.

Pléiades Days 2014
1-3 April 2014

SERTIT participates at the Pléiades Days 2014, Toulouse organized by the CNES. During this 3-day event, the results of studies using Pléiades images will be presented for different applications : Risk & Security, 3D, Forestry, Hydrology, Biodiversity and Green infrastructure.

More information can be found on the official Pléiades Days website.


Meeting of ANR EISHA and KAL-Haiti projects
26-27 September 2013

Both SERTIT and three KAL-Haiti project partners (CNES, BRGM, CETEs-SO) met-up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti the 20 - 27 September 2013. The week was devoted to bilateral meetings with Haitian institutions and universities to make the project’s results and database known so that this resource might continue to be used in risk management and sustainable reconstruction in Haiti. Furthermore, the 26 - 27 September a seminar organized jointly by the ANR project Eisha (IRD-Dial) and the KAL-Haiti projects brought together nearly 200 participants, mainly Haitians.
More information can be found on the official website dedicated to the project.

New look!
September 2013

SERTIT's Rapid Mapping Service's Portal has been transformed! Discover our new webpage: http://sertit.u-strasbg.fr/RMS/

26th International Cartographic Conference
25-30 August 2013

SERTIT attended the 26th International Cartographic Conference that was held in Dresden, Germany (August 25 – 30, 2013). We were invited to attend and supported by the city of Dresden to represent Strasbourg during a special session dedicated to Dresden's twin cities (Thursday 29/08, 16:30-17:45). Together with representatives of Wroclaw (Poland) and Salzbourg (Austria), SERTIT presented an overview of activities in Strasbourg in the fields of cartography, Earth and Space sciences, along with some of its own accomplishments in rapid mapping, natural resource management and environmental monitoring.
More information can be found on the official website dedicated to the conference.


Flooding in Senegal
August 2013

During August 2013 heavy rainfall hit Senegal making transport difficult and inundating a number of urban areas. This precipitation has caused suffering to thousands of people. With the framework of the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters', SERTIT mapped flood extents and affected urban areas particularly at St. Louis and also in Dakar.
All products can be consulted on SERTIT's Rapid Mapping Service's Portal and an article has been published on the CNES blog.


IGARSS
21-26 July 2013

SERTIT is participating in the IGARSS 2013 Symposium, « Building a Sustainable Earth through Remote Sensing », which will take place in Melbourne, Australia, the 21-26 July. It will present the benefits of Pleiades HR data for biodiversity conservation and within the flood context, at a special session dedicated to the new French EO satellite (Friday 26, 14:30 Room 110, 17:00 Room 208).
More information on IGARSS website.

Floods in Alberta, Canada.
July 2013

End June 2013, heavy rainfall hit Alberta province, Canada, causing catastrophic flooding starting June 19 and lasting for several days. These floods are described as the worst in Alberta's history. In Calgary, the rivers flooded neighbourhoods, including the downtown, leading to large economic and insured losses. SERTIT provided rapid snapshot of the flood footprint over the area of Calgary using satellite images for the insurance industries.
For more information, please contact us.

ESA training of Projects Managers of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters"
June 2013

SERTIT participated at the International Charter Project Manager (PM) training session, organized in Rome the 27-28 June by the European Space Agency (ESA), in association with the German space agency (DLR), the French space agency (CNES), the United Kingdom space agency (UKSA) and their partner DMCii. SERTIT contributed as well as a specialist in satellite EO based crisis mapping and an experienced PM.
© ESA 2013

Floods in Central Europe
June 2013

During late May and early June 2013, heavy rainfall hit Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Many rivers (Danube, Inn, Vltava, Elbe …) have caused severe flood damage across Central Europe. SERTIT has been producing rapid flood snapshot footprints over this large flood event using numerous Earth Observation satellite images for the insurance and re-insurance industries. For more information, please contact us.
See the press release of our partner.

SERTIT : Valeurs Actuelles
16 May 2013

Article in the newspaper VALEURS ACTUELLES "Catastrophes : le salut vient de l'espace".
Read the article.


Parc Europtimist
16 May 2013

logos Intergraph and Geosystems FranceSERTIT will participate in the 2nd edition of Parc Europtimist the 16th of May 2013 from 12:00 to 14:00 at ISU (International Space University), Strasbourg – Illkirch.
We would be happy to welcome you to our stand !

For more information please go to Parc d’Innovation website.

4th French day of geospatial imagery
18 April 2013

logos Intergraph and Geosystems FranceSERTIT participates in the 4th French day of geospatial imagery on the 18th of April 2013 taking place in Paris, organized by INTERGRAPH and GEOSYSTEMS France. A user feedback regarding the use of Intergraph Geospatial technologies will be presented by SERTIT.

More information on Geosystems France website.

"Satellites, a tool for development" Conference by AFD
11 April 2013

SERTIT participated in the "Satellites, a tool for development" conference on the 11 of April 2013 organized by AFD at its premises in Paris. The ANR KAL-Haiti project was presented as an Earth observatory supporting resilience.
More information can be found on the official website dedicated to the conference.

SERTIT at EGU General Assembly 2013
7-12 April 2013

SERTIT participates in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 – which takes place in Vienna, Austria, from 7 to 12 April – presenting the "Emergency response damage assessment using satellite remote sensing data" (Friday 12, 9:00, Room G7) and the "Potential of high resolution satellite imagery, remote weather data and 1D hydraulic modeling to evaluate flood areas in Gonaives, Haiti" (Friday 12, 9:15, Room R13).
More information on EGU 2013 website

CCR and SERTIT join forces to provide space-based expertise to the reinsurance sector
18th of March 2013

A multi-annual partnership agreement has been signed by France-based reinsurance company CCR (Caisse Centrale de Réassurance) and SERTIT, the regional image processing and remote sensing department at the University of Strasbourg, with the aim of speeding up natural disaster impact assessments. SERTIT receives support from the French Space Agency, CNES, for the development of satellite-based imaging applications.
For many years, CCR has been developing models that simulate natural hazards (including floods, earthquakes, cyclones and droughts) in order to assess the cost of such events within a few days of their occurrence, both for its own purposes and for the French State (its shareholder) and its clientele of insurance companies.
As France is now equipped with new, highly responsive Pléiades satellites, which offer unprecedented capabilities (supplying images with a resolution of 70 cm), this new partnership will enable CCR to benefit from the SERTIT's internationally renowned expertise. In the event of a major catastrophe, SERTIT will provide CCR with mapping data covering the affected area. CCR will then use that data to adjust its models and refine its estimate of the cost of the event.
For SERTIT and CNES, putting this new satellite imaging technology to this practical use is an ideal way of proving how useful it can be in post-event situations and of promoting the development of applications meeting the needs of civil society. CCR is able to access data from Pléiades via a delegated public service organisation set up by CNES.
This partnership combining expertise in the fields of space, science and reinsurance is driven by the desire to improve our knowledge of natural catastrophes in order to mitigate their consequences.

Haruna Cyclone in Madagascar
February 2013

Madagascar has been terribly affected by Haruna cyclone on the 22nd of February 2013. The disastrous combinaison of floods and violent winds has caused high damages.
Within the framework of the international charter "Space and major disasters" and mandated by the french spatial agency CNES, SERTIT analysed Spot 5 and Pleiades imagery and mapped the cyclone impact on Tuliara and Morombe cities. All of the cartographic products are available on rapid mapping portal.


Alsace forests seen from far above
January 2013

Thanks to SPOT 5 satellite images and to remote sensing techniques implemented in Strasbourg by SERTIT, foresters have a very precise and exhaustive mapping of Alsace’s woodlands.

View the reportage

Bopha Typhoon in Philippines
December 2012

Bopha Typhoon which devastated Midanao Island, southern Philippines, on Wednesday the 5th of December 2012, may be one of the most violent typhoon to have hit the country this year. The authorities have announced 500 dead, 400 missing and 250,000 homeless in its aftermath. The damage could reach 75 million euros due to the destruction of 70 to 80% of plantations. Within the framework of the international charter "Space and major disasters" and mandated by the french spatial agency CNES, SERTIT analysed Pleiades imagery and mapped the typhoon impact on Baganda, New Bataan and Montevista cities. All of the cartographic products are available on rapid mapping portal.

European Space Solutions
3-5 December 2012

SERTIT participated in the European Space Solutions "Discover what Space Brings to your life" conference. This conference, at the initiative of the European Commission, was hosted by the British National Space Centre in London. SERTIT presented its activity in the field of services to the insurance domain.

SELPER
19-23 November 2012

SERTIT participates in the 2012 SELPER Symposium, "Earth Observation for a Green Co-developed World", which will take place in Cayenne, French Guyana. Remote sensing experts from Europe and Latin America will discuss about Earth Observation role in global environmental governance of green economy.

Super-storm Sandy in Haiti
November 2012

During the night of the 23-24 of October 2012, Super-storm Sandy hit Haiti with intense downpours and violent winds. La crue de la Rivière Grise, au Nord Est de Port-au-Prince, a provoqué une érosion catastrophique des rives.
Within the framework of the international charter "Space and major disasters" and mandated by the french spatial agency CNES, SERTIT analysed Pleiades imagery and mapped the riverbanks displacement of the river. The maps have proved the disappearance of more than 200 habitations.
All of the cartographic products are available on rapid mapping portal.

The chestnut in the Upper Rhine
30-31 October 2012

SERTIT participated in the closing conference of the INTERREG project “the chestnut in the Upper Rhine, a variety gathering people, cultures and landscapes” in Edenkoben. It has presented its results on chestnut mapping in Alsace form Earth Observation satellites.
Voir le survol 3D

Space and insurance
24-25 october 2012

SERTIT, supported by ESA, is contributing for more than ten years, with its German partnership Vista, to the Earth Observation promotion for insurance industry.
A step forward has been made at SERTIT in Strasbourg in a conference gathering reinsurance, insurance, brokers and model makers (Allianz, EQECAT, Guy Carpenter, Munich Re, PERILS, Swiss Re, and Willis). This project led by SERTIT aims to create a rapid mapping service in case of flooding for the insurance and finance world.


DRAGON Land Training
15-20 October 2012

SERTIT participates in the "Advanced Training Course in Land Remote Sensing" organized by ESA, NRSCC and the MOST held on the premises of the Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IECAS), presenting remote sensing data’s use in monitoring lakes and flood mapping.

Eurisy conference
18 October 2012

SERTIT takes part in the Eurisy conference "Valuing and managing biodiversity: how satellite applications can help” organizing in Lille, France.

Kalideos project’s 10th birthday
17-18 October 2012

SERTIT contributed to the " Kalideos project’s 10th birthday" in Toulouse, where the research activities using Kalideos data and results in the fields of coastal management, agriculture, environment and land planning and risk management were presented.

Nereus / Esa publication
12 October 2012

SERTIT has contributing to the publication "The Growing Use of GMES accross Europe's Regions» launched jointly by NEREUS and ESA at the European Parliament on 10 October 2012. The four SERTIT papers demonstrate the Earth Observation data benefit for four different end-users.
View SERTIT papers
More information on NEREUS website

ISO 9001 certification
September 2012

SERTIT is celebrating the ISO 9001 one year old birthday of the ISO 9001 certification for "Production and publication within 6 hours after reception of the first satellite data of crisis geo-information for civil protection agencies".

Floods in Niger
September 2012

Flooding, due to heavy rain since end July, have caused around 50 deaths with close to 400 000 people being affected. The international Charter was triggered by the French civil security in order to assist the organization of emergency response with the production by SERTIT of crisis geoinformation. All of the cartographic products are available on rapid mapping portal.



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