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First official release of a new generation of satellite-derived global land cover products

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The CCI Land Cover (LC) team is proud to announce the release of its 5 key products to its climate and LC communities:

  1. the full archive (2003-2012) of MERIS Full Resolution time series pre-processed in 7-day composites,
  2. three global LC maps representative for the 1998-2002, 2003-2007 and 2008-2012 epochs,
  3. three global land cover seasonality products describing the vegetation greenness, the snow and the burned areas occurrence dynamics,
  4. a global map of open and permanent water bodies at 300m spatial resolution,
  5. a user tool for sub-setting, re-projecting and re-sampling the products.

All products can be freely visualized and accessed online at

Additional information can also be found in the last edition of the project newsletter


CCI Land Cover products

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