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|Title:||GlobCover: ESA Service for Global Land Cover from MERIS|
|Authors:||ARINO Olivier; GROSS Dorit; RANERA Frank; BOURG Ludovic; LEROY Marc; BICHERON Patrice; LATHAM John; DI GREGORIO Antonio; BROCKMANN Carsten; WITT Ron; DEFOURNY Pierre; VANCUTSEM Christelle; HEROLD Martin; SAMBALE Jacqueline; ACHARD Frederic; DURIEUX Laurent; PLUMMER Stephen; WEBER Jean-Louis|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium p. 2412-2415|
|Publisher:||IEEE-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|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 Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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