FCC Innovation Awards Alumni Club - TECH UPDATE "Space innovation: Pushing boundaries… Application to oceanography and meteorology"


9 h 00 min - 10 h 30 min

Event Type

One of the goals of this new Club, chaired by KERING, is to organize several webinars a year to discuss cutting-edge innovation topics with French and Chinese experts. We chose to name these new meetings « TECH UPDATES » since each of them will be focused on the update of a former winner or finalist project of the Innovation Awards. A discussion on the latest related technology to such project is also organized with a French and a Chinese expert.

The first TECH UPDATE webinar in 2022 will focus on spatial innovations. We will try to answer the question why do we always push boundaries in this field, searching for the ultimate performance? What is the utility for daily life, science, agriculture, sustainability or industry for instance? To answer this, we will look closer to oceanography and meteorology examples.

Please find below the agenda :

9:00 – 9:15 am : Welcome remarks by Sybille DUBOIS-FONTAINE, General manager of the FRANCE CHINA COMMITTEE and Actions of the Alumni Club by Marie-Claire DAVEU, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs, KERING, Head of the FCC Awards Alumni Club

9:15 – 9:30 am : Mission Status: 2016 winner for the R&D award CFOSat, the first satellite developed jointly by French Space Agency and China National Space Administration, by Jean-Michel LACHIVER, CFOSAT exploitation project manager at CNES and WANG Lili, CFOSAT project manager at DONG FANG HONG

9:30 -9:45 am : A spatial innovation example by LIU Jianqiang, Vice director, NSOAS

9:45 -10:00 am : Long-term trends and success stories in the innovative use of satellite data in meteorology, oceanography and climate by Pierre TABARY, Deputy Director of Operations for Forecasting at MÉTÉO-FRANCE

10:00 – 10:30 am : Discussion with the experts and the participants, animated by Norbert PALUCH, space counselor, representative of CNES at the Embassy of France in China