Gisat has been awarded a contract with the European Environment Agency (EEA) for the provision of CORINE Land Cover 2000/2006 data analysis and finalisation of country assessments.
In particular, the subject of this contract is to provide the EEA with the 32 ‘Country Sketches Assessment (CSA)‘ – analytical and assessment country fact sheets based on latest CORINE Land Cover pan-European data from 2006 update and using the EEA’s integrated assessment framework – land and ecosystem accounting (LEAC). The results will be used by the EEA as a direct input into to the Land Use Data Centre (LUDC) development and the service contract shall also support the EEA’s work on land cover/land use change analysis and related assessments from a European perspective for ongoing reports like the ‘State and Outlook of Europe’s Environment‘ (SOER2010) and the ‘Europe’s Environment Assessment / Eureca2012‘ as well as other specific reports on land issues to come.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) based in Copenhagen supports sustainable development and helps to achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe’s environment, through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information.
Gisat has a proven track record for land related services provision for the European Environment Agency (EEA), being a long time member in the European Topic Centre on Land Use and Spatial Information (ETC LUSI) as well as a member of the Technical Team supporting European CLC updates implemention. In this contract, Gisat also capitalizes previous experiences and tools developed in various land related projects (e.g. ESA GSE project SAGE, GUS, GSELAND) dealing with spatial data based automatic profiles generation for user defined units used for land accounting, change assessment, indicator development and dedicated cartography creation.