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In 1985 the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission decided to support a number of studies on the application of remote sensing in management of the economically less favoured areas of the EC. This was the European Collaborative Programme. Working groups carried out case studies in various regions and test sites. The results were presented and discussed in a series of workshops. Following the discussions, a new initiative was decided upon, to develop two new maps, one dealing with forest and the other with grassland and natural vegetation. In this paper the main results of the programme are summarised and four existing maps of relevance to the initiative are described briefly. The need for a forest classification scheme in support of the European forest ecosystem mapping initiative is also described and image processing aspects are discussed.

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Authors: MCCORMICK N, JRC Ispra (IT);FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Symposium : Operationalisation of Remote Sensing, Enschede (NL), April 19-23, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37506 ORA
Record Number: 199310723 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en