November 2019

TwIST #56: The toolbox of the perfect space entrepreneur

Maxime El Haïk, Entrepreneurship Project Manager at Aerospace Valley, is taking over this second TwIST.

The Aerospace Valley cluster’s ambition is to increase employment in its territory in the fields of aeronautics, space and embedded systems. The objectives related to the market, the development of the cluster and its ecosystem are:

Objective 1: Innovation, collaborative projects, networking
Objective 2: Support for SMEs, support for the development of their skills, growth and national and international competitiveness of SMEs
Objective 3: Partner of public authorities for the development of the territories, the economy and employment
Objective 4: Lead the cluster’s sectors with other aeronautics and space clusters, sector committees, professional groups,…
Objective 5: Dissemination of aeronautical, space and SE technologies to other sectors, in particular through interclustering
Objective 6: Register our projects and initiatives as responsible for sustainable development

Aerospace Valley anticipates developments by mastering major key technologies:

  • High performance composite materials
  • Aircraft, satellite and UAV flight control systems and control
  • Combustion
  • Storage and management of electrical or hybrid energy
  • Supply-chain and concurrent engineering
  • Exchanges of technical data
  • Remote maintenance
  • Safety and reliability
  • Operational safety
  • Environmental robustness
  • Real-time software
  • Integrated architectures
  • Human/System and Cognitive Interfaces
  • Scientific calculation
  • Micro and nanotechnologies
  • Embedded systems

October 2019

TwIST #55: Use of neural networks and satellite image time series for early detection of changes in tree cover in tropical areas

We welcome Brice Mora, Remote Sensing Expert (C-S Group) for this first TwIST for the 2019-20 academic year.

CS Group operates throughout the value chain and benefits from a differentiated positioning in the digital services market:

  • A double competence: scientific / technical information systems and its customers’ businesses
  • An integrated offer: consulting, design, development, integration, maintenance and operational support
  • The strength of innovation and proposal for the success of strategic projects
  • Engineering and integration capacity for complex and sensitive systems

January 2019

TwIST #54: The water cycle observed from space

Problems related to the management of water resources are nowadays among the greatest concerns in the international context: droughts, floods, access to drinking water, famine, migration…

Thanks to spatial observations, we can observe the water cycle through its different stages (surface water, groundwater, soil moisture, precipitation, snow-covered surfaces, water quality, etc.) for immediate decision-making support objectives (crisis management) or for long-term studies, such as climate studies. In this context, the future SWOT mission (developed by CNES and NASA) will provide a revolutionary vision of the evolution of lake and river heights around the world.

This #Twist will explain how these SWOT measurements can be integrated with other Copernicus satellite observations to better understand the water cycle. A focus will be placed on monitoring water surfaces with Copernicus data, which combined with SWOT, will be used to estimate changes in water volumes in reservoirs, lakes or rivers.