OSS NC is an annual event organized since 2019 by ART GeoDEV New Caledonia with the support of CNES, the French space Agency.
Dedicated to geomatics, its main objective is to highlight space-related technologies for the development and sustainable management of territories and resources, with a particular focus on space imagery and remote sensing.
Various themes have already been addressed by the community during OSS N’s workshops, such as droughtness, land cover/land use, biomass, continental erosion, forestry, etc…
Since its inception OSS NC has had more than 300 participants, nearly 60 speakers and more than 10 countries represented.
The main missions of the ART GeoDEV New Caledonia are to STRUCTURE, FEDERATE and SUPPORT locally the GIS and remote sensing community, and to do this it can count on its 3 co-animators which are IRD New Caledonia (EspaceDEV MRU),University of New Caledonia (UNC) and INSIGHT, a Pacific startup.
ART GeoDEV New Caledonia plays a key role in facilitating links between the French community and the Pacific regions.