Copernicus

Corine Land Cover (CLC) - Luxembourg City

Copernicus is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation. Copernicus encompasses a set of systems which collect data from multiple sources: earth observation satellites and in situ sensors such as ground stations, airborne and sea-borne sensors.

space4environment is active in one of the six thematic areas of Copernicus – the land domain - supporting applications including urban areas, environmental planning, forestry, climate change, sustainable development and tourism.

In the context of the COPERNICUS land services quality assessment/quality control operations for the implementation of pan-European and local components space4environment is responsible for the independent quality assurance (semantic checks) of the High Resolution Layers for wetness and water as well as for the imperviouness products. Similar checks are carried out by us for the geographical extension of the local components mappings of Urban Atlas, Natura2000 and Riparian Zones. 

space4environment has implemented the Corine Land Cover (CLC) mapping projects for Luxembourg for the years 2006 and 2012. For the same reference years we coordinated the implementation of CLC in the Western Balkan countries. As part of the CLC Technical Team we are furthermore assisting countries in carrying out the CLC concept in their country and ensuring the quality of the CLC data by performing verifications and further checks on the country-produced CLC mappings.

Within the EAGLE activities we are leading a group of experts working on the development of a future oriented land monitoring concept for Europe, by improving the integration of national and European land monitoring needs and technologies. In the framework of this 2nd generation Corine Land Cover which is called CLC+ a revised methodology for the production of land cover/land use mappings utilizing national data and EO-driven inputs is developed.

COPERNICUS products

The animation below presents a part of the different products available from the COPERNICUS land project for the example area of Vienna/Austria.
(HRL Forest / HRL Grasslands / HRL Permanent Water / HRL Wetlands / HRL Imperviousness / Urban Atlas - all for reference year 2012)


Related projects

  • Development, management and implementation of quality assurance & quality control routines to ensure the quality of COPERNICUS products
    Customer: European Environment Agency | project page |
  • Implementation of CORINE land cover in the West Balkan countries
    Customer: European Environment Agency | project page |
  • Implementation of CORINE land cover in Luxembourg
    Customer: European Environment Agency | project page |