Title: GlobCover: ESA Service for Global Land Cover from MERIS
Authors: ARINO OlivierGROSS DoritRANERA FrankBOURG LudovicLEROY MarcBICHERON PatriceLATHAM JohnDI GREGORIO AntonioBROCKMANN CarstenWITT RonDEFOURNY PierreVANCUTSEM ChristelleHEROLD MartinSAMBALE JacquelineACHARD FredericDURIEUX LaurentPLUMMER StephenWEBER Jean-Louis
Citation: Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium p. 2412-2415
Publisher: IEEE-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication Year: 2007
JRC Publication N°: JRC49403
URI: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/search/wrapper.jsp?arnumber=4423328
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC49403
DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423328
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: The Globcover initiative comprises the development and demonstration of a service that in first instance produces a global land cover map for year 2005/2006. Globcover uses MERIS fine resolution (300 m) mode data acquired between mid 2005 and mid 2006 and, for maximum user benefit, the thematic legend is compatible with the UN land cover classification system (LCCS). This new product updates and complements the other existing comparable global products, such as the global land cover map at 1 km resolution for the year 2000 (GLC2000) produced by JRC. It is expected to improve such previous global product, in particular because of the finer spatial resolution. The Globcover project is an initiative of ESA in cooperation with an international network of partner including EEA, FAO, GOFC-GOLD, IGBP, JRC and UNEP.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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