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Corine-compatible land cover/use service

Corine-compatible land cover/use service
DUE (Data User Element)
Service Demonstration

GlobCorine demonstrated an automatic service that can generate in a consistent way land cover / land use maps and land change indicators, based on a CLC-compatible legend. CLC is derived from a visual identification and classification of landscape objects using high resolution images. This methodology provides high thematic accuracy but limits the update rate since it is time-consuming. Therefore, the project evaluated the use of MERIS FR time series, processed automatically to provide a more frequent update of CLC-compatible maps.

GlobCorine built upon the experience and resources available through the GlobCover project, to tune the classification chain and adapt it to the EEA needs, covering the pan-European area (including the Mediterranean basin and the European Russia), although the system could be potentially extendable globally. The project delivered two CLC- compatible pan-European land cover maps in less than two years, demonstrating efficient and quick production. The first map is based on Envisat MERIS fine resolution (300m) mode data acquired between end 2004 and mid 2006, while the second used full-year 2009 data. GlobCorine is an initiative of ESA with the partnership of EEA and is implemented by Universite' catholique de Louvain - UCL.

GlobCorine 2009 - Product Description Manual
GlobCorine 2005/06 - Validation Report
GlobCorine 2005/06 - Product Description Manual
GlobCorine 2009 - Validation Report
Université catholique de Louvain - Department of Environmental Sciences and Land Use Planning
Dr Pierre Defourny
ENGE - Place Croix du Sud, 2 (bte.16)
1348 - Louvain-La-Neuve
Dr Olivier Arino
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei C.P.94
I-00044 Frascati (RM)
Tel: +39 06-941.80564
Fax: +39 06-941.80552