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Development of a consistent methodology to derive land cover information on a European scale from remote sensing for environmental modelling

Objective



TECHNICAL SUMMARY
Work is described towards partial fulfilment of the objectives for the Environment and Climate Workprogramme, under Theme 3, Area 3.1 'Methodological research and pilot projects'.
The primary research objective is that described for Section 3.1.1 'Methodological research', namely to develop a generally applicable methodology to compose a consistent land cover database for continental Europe. This project will also partly fulfil the re4uirements of Section 3.1.2. 'Pilot projects'. By performing case studies the applicability of satellite derived land cover information will be illustrated.
The specific aims of research activities are:
- to develop a general]y applicable methodology to map land cover at the scaleof Europe;
- to establish a land cover database for continental Europe with a resolutionof 1-km for environmental monitoring, climate research and agriculturalapplications;
- to apply models to estimate probable impacts of land cover / land use relatedto different kinds of pollution, e.g. nitrate and phosphate threat,emissivity of volatile organic components;
- to develop a method for monitoring land cover change at European scale; - to improve the support towards decision-makers concerning environmentalissues.
The proposal is divided into three main phases over a period of 3 years. Phase 1: development of methods for small scale land cover mapping and monitoring
Phase 2: regional classifiation experiments
Phase 3: environmental, climatic and agricultural applications

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek
Address
11/22,Marijkeweg
6700 AC Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue Gustave Coriolis 42, C.n.r. Mtttorologique
31057 Toulouse
European Communities - Commission of the European Communities - Joint Research Centre
Italy
Address
Via E. Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
Geodan BV
Netherlands
Address
10,Jan Luijkenstraat
1071 CM Amsterdam
Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia
Italy
Address
Santa Croce 1957
30135 Venezia
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
9,Anthony Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3720 BA Bilthoven
Swedish Space Corporation
Sweden
Address
107,Albygatan
171 04 Solna
Österreichisches Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf GmbH
Austria
Address

2444 Seibersdorf