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New deliverables updloaded!

Two main deliverables of the project, i.e. the Product Validation Plan (PVP) and the Product Specifications Document (PSD) have been uploaded on the website and can be accessed here.

Annual Review

The fist Annual Review of the Land_Cover_cci project will be held at the Met Office-Hadley Center, Exeter, UK on 30-31/08/2011. The major achievements of the project obtained during Phase 1 (August 2010-July 2011) will be reviewed and discussed. Interactions with climate modelers of the Met Office (potential users of the land cover product) will also take place.

The Round Robin phase of the Land_Cover_cci project is now officially open

The Round Robin phase of the Land_Cover_cci has officially kicked-off on April 1st 2011 and will last several months. This exercise aims at identifying the best pre-processing and classification algorithms for the production of a global satellite data-based land cover product. Interested parties are encouraged to test and propose their own algorithms on a set of data that are made available to the external community. Read more »

April 2011 - 2nd Newsletter of the Land_Cover_cci project

The 2nd Newsletter of the Land_cover_cci consortium is now available. It addresses key results from the project URD and announces the official launch of the Round Robin. Please feel free to download it here.

The User Requirements Document and the Data Access Requirements Document of the Land_Cover_cci project team are now publically available

The first two deliverables of the Land_Cover_cci project are now publically available on the project website. Read more »

Successful Land Cover CCI Kick-Off meeting

A successful kick-off meeting was held at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) on August 24-25. The meeting enabled to establish a first dialog between the climate modellers and the EO communities in order to assess the key requirements of the land cover product users. The meeting also helped to prepare the consortium for the co-location meeting that would take place at ESRIN on 15-17 September with the other ECV projects.

November 2010 - Release of the first CCI Land Cover Newsletter

The first newsletter of the ESA Land Cover CCI project has been released at the COP-16 in Cancun. The Newsletter presents the objective of the project, the partners of the consortium and the first result of the user requirements assessment. The newsletter can be downloaded here.

Land_Cover_cci project



The Land Cover CCI project aims to design and demonstrate a prototype system delivering a global land product matching the GCOS requirements in a consistent way over years and from various EO instruments.   Building upon the ESA-GlobCover experiences, this global land cover information is specifically targeting the needs of the climate change community.

Essential Climate Variable Projects

ESA has the pleasure to inform you that the CCI invitation to tender was issued on EMITS on 11 November 2009 with closing date on 05 March 2010, at 13:00 hrs. Read more »

CCI session at the Living Planet Symposium

Revisit the CCI session presented during the Living Planet Symposium in Bergen (NO), 28 June - 02 July 2010.

CCI Land Cover products

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