Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère

Center for the Study of the Biosphere from Space

The purpose of CESBIO is to contribute to the progress of knowledge on the functioning of continental surfaces and their interactions with climate and humans, relying heavily on satellite data. Satellites constitute one of the few means available to obtain coherent measurements over large areas. Earth Observation offer both the opportunity to monitor the evolution of the planet, at various scales, and fuel the development and implementation of process models.

CESBIO is structured around a network of sites (“Chantiers”) and teams. “Chantiers” feed research to answer questions raised by the public authorities. Teams are in charge of the long-term research developments.

The laboratory also contributes to the development and promotion of Earth Observation by participating in the definition, implementation and scientific exploitation of space missions.

CESBIO is a joint research unit with:

CESBIO is part of the Midi Pyrénées Observatory


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PhD defense of Dawa Derksen 02/12/19

Contextual classification of large volumes of satellite imagery for the production of land cover maps over wide areas at 10:45, in the conference room (ground floor) You are kindly invited to assist the Ph.D. thesis defense, which will take place at the CESBIO laboratory, on Monday the 2nd of December 2019 at 10:45, in the […]

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Internship offer

Deep learning and physical models for information extraction from multi-modal satellite image time series Read more…

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Doctoral course: Data Science for Geoscience

The second edition of the “Data Science for Geosciences” training will be held in Toulouse from Monday 27 to Friday 31 January 2020. Students will acquire the main concepts of data processing and statistical learning and their implementation through dedicated libraries in the field of geosciences. More information: https://dsg2020.wordpress.com/ Contact: mathieu.fauvel@inra.fr


THEIA’s Sentinel-2 L2A processing on Sahel is progressing

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