The Innsbruck-based company GeoVille recently produced a
true-colour Envisat MERIS mosaic of Europe under a contract with the
European Space Agency. It depicts the member states of the European
Union including ESA‘s 16 current member states and the ESA accession
The mosaic covers approximately 1.6
million square kilometres of European territory at 300-metre resolution
and was made up of around 160 separate MERIS images. The mosaic was
produced using the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer instrument on
ESA‘s Envisat environmental satellite, working in full resolution mode.
This is an excellent sensor to make the link between higher resolution
data used for hotspot monitoring and coarser resolution data used so
far for global monitoring.
Meris Mosaic Image
Copyright: ESA 2005 Image Processing: GeoVille
The Europe mosaic can be browsed country wise under the link http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEM8RGO3E4E_index_0.html