SPASCIA: Space Science

& Algorithmics

The activities of Spascia span the whole life cycle of spatial data, specifically Earth atmosphere observation related data. Spascia participates in:

  1. the specification of instruments for future satellite missions,
  2. the maintenance and improvement of the quality of the data collected by the instruments,
  3. the exploitation of data collected by satellites and derived “products” in order to answer a wide range of questions for scientific research and applications.

Spascia mainly provides engineering and scientific research services to CNES, ESA, EUMETSAT, the European Commission, research laboratories and space industries throughout Europe. With regards to the exploitation of Earth observation data, our customers also include local and regional organisations (public and private) that wish to detect or quantify the impact of atmospheric events that may pose a threat to residents, economic activity, agricultural yield, or food quality.

Specification of instruments

We provide expertise in several aspects of atmospheric chemistry during the design phase of Earth atmosphere observation instruments.

Processing chains

We participate in the assessement and monotoring of the quality of the products derived from satellite measurements (spectra, images, geophysical parameters),and contribute to the improvement and intercomparison of the quality of remote sensing data for monitoring the Earth atmosphere (composition, surface and clouds).

Exploitation of space products

Our combined skills in engineering and research allow us to leverage space products to answer scientific research questions and create civilian applications.

Our partners

Through its contracts, SPASCIA has developed strong collaborations with research institutes, space agencies, industrials, …