As part of the ESA Climate Change Inititiave (CCI), the Land_Cover_cci project is concerned with the generation of the land cover ECV. Land cover is defined as the physical material at the surface of the earth. Land covers include grass, asphalt, trees, bare groung, water, etc. Read more »
Internal release of global land cover map with improved accuracy over the existing state of the art (75.6%)Submitted by dlederer on Fri, 2013-01-11 07:50
The CCI Land Cover team has now successfully released its first global land cover map (V1.0) with improved accuracy over the existing state of the art (75.6%). This map covers the 2008-2012 epoch and will be updated (V1.1) by the end of the project (October 2013). It will be delivered along with two other maps covering the 1998-2002 and 2003-2007 periods to form a three-epoch series. Read more »
In this section we report on the current status and recent progress realized in the framework of the Land_Cover_cci project.
After complete acquisition of SPOT VGT, MERIS RR and MERIS FR surface reflectance data as well as Wide swath ASAR data, the 2008-2012 MERIS FR and RR 7-day composites were pre-processed by Brockmann Consult and provided to UCL. Read more »
By closing the round robin activity and delivering all required documents, the Land_Cover_cci consortium ended Phase 1 and has now officially entered into Phase 2. To recall, the timeline of this three-year long project is divided into three distinct phases, each corresponding to specific activities in the development cycle of the land cover product prototype : Read more »
The 3rd Newsletter of the Land_cover_cci consortium is now available. It summarizes key results achieved during the project Phase 1, discloses the preparation of an ENVISAT ASAR data-based global water body product, and informs on preliminary results from the Round Robin. The Round Robin is now officially closed. Read more »
Two main deliverables of the project, i.e. the Product Validation Plan (PVP) and the Product Specifications Document (PSD) have been uploaded on the website and can be accessed here.
The fist Annual Review of the Land_Cover_cci project will be held at the Met Office-Hadley Center, Exeter, UK on 30-31/08/2011. The major achievements of the project obtained during Phase 1 (August 2010-July 2011) will be reviewed and discussed. Interactions with climate modelers of the Met Office (potential users of the land cover product) will also take place.
The Round Robin phase of the Land_Cover_cci has officially kicked-off on April 1st 2011 and will last several months. This exercise aims at identifying the best pre-processing and classification algorithms for the production of a global satellite data-based land cover product. Interested parties are encouraged to test and propose their own algorithms on a set of data that are made available to the external community. Read more »
The 2nd Newsletter of the Land_cover_cci consortium is now available. It addresses key results from the project URD and announces the official launch of the Round Robin. Please feel free to download it here.
CCI Land Cover map (1.0)