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A new inland/ocean layer compatible with the CCI Water Bodies product v4.0

The ESA Land Cover CCI project has now released an additional feature to the CCI Water Bodies v4.0: the distinction between inland water and ocean. More information on the methodology here

The layer can be downloaded on the project viewer:

CCI Water Bodies v4.0 showcase

The CCI Water Bodies v4.0, together with many outcomes of the ESA Climate Change Initiative, was showcased in an ESA - Planetary Visions animation describing the physical processes causing global sea-level rise.

The video is visible on the ESA space in video page.

1st CCI Land Cover User Workshop


Date: 31st August 2017

The 1st CCI Land Cover workshop aimed at introducing the CCI Land Cover dataset in details and sharing experiences on its exploitation in various contexts from climate modelling to UN statistics.  It was also an opportunity to exchange on the appropriate use of this long term time series and the expected support

Thank you to all presenters and participants who contributed to the success of this meeting !


For those who could not attend the meeting but have an interest in the presentations, see the Workshop Agenda.

See also the zip with all presentations.


The recording of the meeting can be found here (8GB).

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Invitation to the 1st CCI Land Cover User Workshop

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300 m annual global land cover time series from 1992 to 2015

CCI Land cover - 300 m annual global land cover time series from 1992 to 2015 - available now for download

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Newsletter - Special Issue Living Planet Symposium

The CCI_Land Cover team publish a special issue of the newsletter for the Living Planet Symposium.

More information about the second release of CCI Land Cover products are delivered.

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New release of 300 m global land cover and 150 m water products (v.1.6.1) and new version of the User Tool (3.10) for download

On behalf of the ESA Land Cover consortium, it is our pleasure to inform you about the release of a new version of the ESA CCI Land Cover dataset (v 1.6.1) as well as a new version of the ESA CCI Land Cover User Tool (v.3.10), both available for download from

The Urban Round Robin is launched !

Through the ESA Climate Change Initiative, a dozen of essential climate variables have been addressed to meet the needs of the climate modeling community.  Land cover is one of these priority variables and a first version of 300m global land cover maps is already available. Read more »

First official release of a new generation of satellite-derived global land cover products

The CCI Land Cover (LC) team is proud to announce the release of its 5 key products to its climate and LC communities: Read more »

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