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New global land cover mapping exercise in the framework of the ESA Climate Change Initiative
Bontemps, S.; Defourny, P.; Brockmann, C.; Herold, M.; Kalogirou, V.; Arino, O. (2012). New global land cover mapping exercise in the framework of the ESA Climate Change Initiative, in: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2012). Proceedings of a meeting held 22-27 July 2012, Munich, Germany. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS, : pp. 44-47
In: (2012). IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2012). Proceedings of a meeting held 22-27 July 2012, Munich, Germany. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. IEEE: New York. ISBN 978-1-4673-1159-5. 7662 (11 vols) pp., more
In: IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. IEEE: New York. ISSN 2153-6996, more
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Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Global land cover map; Climate Change Initiative; time series

Authors  Top 
  • Bontemps, S., more
  • Defourny, P., more
  • Brockmann, C.
  • Herold, M.
  • Kalogirou, V.
  • Arino, O.

Abstract
    The ESA Climate Change Initiative land cover project focuses on the deriving land cover information driven by requirements for observing Essential Climate Variables. Consultation mechanisms were established with the climate modelling community in order to identify its specific needs in terms of satellite-based global land cover products. Key findings were the needs for successive land cover maps stable over time. As response, an innovative global land cover mapping approach, based on multi-year MERIS and SPOT-Vegetation datasets is proposed. Pre-processing and classification chains able to handle huge amount of data have been developed and a first global land cover map associated to the 2008-2010 epoch is being produced.

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