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ICube-SERTIT or SERTIT is a remote sensing service within the University of Strasbourg having recently integrated ICube Laboratory as an applications platform. SERTIT was founded with the arrival of the SPOT programme. SERTIT produces geo-information from EO data delivering products in natural resources monitoring, land management, urban planning, environmental survey, plus natural disaster and risk management. SERTIT has a multi-disciplinary team and is both an R&D centre and a service provider accompanying the French and ESA satellite development (now Sentinels) programs being PI for many space agencies.
SERTIT is a pioneer in the rapid mapping of natural disasters, the service covering close to 170 activations worldwide since 1996. Throughout, SERTIT has pushed for operational services starting with the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters”, helped by ESA and CNES R&D programs and GMES/Copernicus ESA and European Commission programs. Emergency response services are still a major axis within SERTIT involving continuous development. Today, SERTIT is a key European Rapid Mapping (RM) actor and is involved in the EC Copernicus Emergency Management Services collaborating within the e-GEOS led consortium. The RM service is ISO9001 certified.
SERTIT has a very active forestry service being involved in R&D work and providing services since 2000 to the forestry sector.
In the bio-diversity field SERTIT has mapped for many years the cropland habitat of the endangered common hamster and ecological corridors in Alsace.
SERTIT also works on 3D satellite and drone applications and is leading the A²S project (Alsace Aval Sentinelle), focusing on value added production from large Sentinel data fluxes.
With the advent of the ESA Sentinel satellite constellation currently SERTIT is heavily involved in developing land surface monitoring services exploiting these data.
Finally, SERTIT is often involved in promoting the use of EO imagery in French Ministries, national institutions and local authorities.

Head Office Location France
Address Parc d'Innovation 300 Bd Sébastien Brant - CS 10413 F - 67412 Illkirch Graffenstaden
Telephone +33 (0)3 68 85 46 45
Main area of activities
  • Consultancy (studies / analyses which are not VA services and other support activities)
  • Downstream / GIS services (main business not in EO but using satellite data)
  • Hardware/software
  • Value adding services (company uses satellite data to generate products)
Position title
Telephone +33 (0)3 68 85 46 45
EOservice Description Service Type Market
EO for natural resources

EO for forestry, agriculture, geology

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Assessing crop damage due to storms Monitor crop disease and stress Assess crop acreage and yield. Harvest Monitor specific crops types Forecast crop yields Assess Deforestation / Degradation Detect and monitor wildfires Assess forest types Monitor forest resources Map geological features Detect illegal or undesired crops Detect illegal forest activities Monitor water use on crops and horticulture Detect & monitor land movement, uplift, subsidence, heave. Measure land use statistics Assess environmental impact of forestry Monitor high risk areas Assessing forest damage due to storms or insects
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Minerals and Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Transport
  • Real-estate management
  • Retail and geo-marketing
EO service for risks management

EO for natural risks management, Rapid mapping system

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Expertise and training

EO training, GIS EO expertise on simulation and new EO sensors

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Management forest regions

Earth observation provides a near instantaneous view of forests on a given date. When used for ma…

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Assess Deforestation / Degradation Detect and monitor wildfires Assess forest types Monitor forest resources Detect illegal forest activities Assess environmental impact of forestry
  • Forestry

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