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 GMES Initial Operations (GIO) space4environment has been responsible for the independent quality assurance (semantic checks) of the High Resolution Layers for wetlands and permanent water bodies. Similar checks were carried out by us for the first and second round of the Urban Atlas mapping. 

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. 

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.