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Geoland2

Overview

geoland2 is the EU-funded project responsible for the development of the pre-operational GMES land monitoring service.

Description

geoland2 provides cross-border harmonised geo-information at global to local scales. The services developed by the project build on two layers.

A first layer consists of mapping services which provide land cover / land use data (EUROLAND), a range of bio-physical parameters (BioPar) as well as annual / seasonal change monitoring (SatChMo).

These services serve as an input to a second layer which consists of information services addressing a wide variety of thematic fields of application, like water monitoring, forest monitoring, spatial planning (including urban planning), agri-environmental monitoring (AgriEnv), carbon cycle monitoring, natural resource monitoring (NARMA) or global crop monitoring (GCM).

geoland2 started on 1st September 2008 and will last for 50 months, with an estimated total cost of EUR 32.5 Millions. The project is partly funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme.

geoland2 prepares the operational capabilities of the GMES Land Service, through the development of 3 Core Mapping Services (CMS) and 7 Core Information Services (CIS).

The 3 Core Mapping Services produce basic geo-information on land cover and land use and its annual and seasonal changes. They also include a variety of additional biophysical parameters describing the continental vegetation state, the radiation budget at the surface and the water cycle.

These Core Mapping Services form the basis for more elaborated geo-information services, the Core Information Services (CIS), which address a wide variety of thematic fields of application, like water monitoring, forest monitoring, spatial planning (including urban planning), agri-environmental monitoring (AgriEnv), carbon cycle monitoring, natural resource monitoring (NARMA) or global crop monitoring (GCM).

Products

Generic: Land Use, Land Cover, Water Quality, Forest Management, Spatial Planning, Food Security

Land Cover and Land Use Monitoring Products: European Land Monitoring (EUROLAND)

Biogeophysical Parameters (BioPar) Products

Seasonal and Annual Change Monitoring (SATChMo) Products

Spatial Planning Products

Agri-Environmental Service (AgriEnv) Products

Water Service Products

Forest Service Products

Land Carbon Monitoring Products

Natural Resource Monitoring in Africa (NARMA) Products

Global Crop Monitoring Products

HR Layer Imperviousness

Vegetation Variables

European AFS sampling scheme

Regional land take trend indicators

Agriculture state

Hydrological predictions

Forest Area-based indicators and statistics

Analysed LAI

Land surface indicators t for CICOS (Central Africa)

Area estimates outside Europe

HR Layer Forest - Forest Area

Burnt Areas + Seasonality

Enhanced land cover and land cover change on European AFS samples

Land take scenario

Agriculture trends

Long-term water resources

Forest fragmentation and connectivity indicators

Root-zone soil moisture

Land surface indicators for ECOWAS (West Africa)

Area estimate in Sub-Saharan Africa

HR Layer Forest - Forest Types

Land Surface Temperature, Downwelling Short/Long-wave Surface Fluxes

HR agricultural land cover maps on European AgriEnv sites

European land take trend indicators

Pressure of farm management on water resources

Nutrient loads to enclosed seas & source apportionment

Forest Type-based indicators

Carbon flux

Land surface indicators for IGAD (East Africa)

Agriculture land use change indicators in Sub-Saharan Africa

HR Layer Forest  - Forest Crown Cover Density

Surface Albedo 1 (VGT)

Statistics on generic LC / LCC and on agricultural LU/LUC in Europe based on AFS

 

Pressure of farm management on soil resources

Nonpoint Pollution Potential Service

Forest Crown Cover-based indicators

Water flux

Land surface indicators for SADC (Southern Africa)

Rainfall estimates and ensemble approach in crop monitoring

HR Layer Grassland

Surface Albedo 2 (GEO)

African AFS sampling scheme

 

Agricultural land use changes as driving force for sustainability - Biodiversity

Agri-economical assessment of Nutrient Surplus

 

Biomass

Land-cover change assessment at national level with special reference to forest, agricultural and pastureland domains

 

HR Layer Wetland

Water Bodies + Seasonality

HR generic land cover maps on African AFS samples

 

Agricultural land use changes as driving force for sustainability – Landscapes

End User scenario tool

 

Carbon storage

Seasonal synthetic bulletin (sub-continental scale)

 

HR Layer Water

Soil Moisture + Freeze/thaw

Statistics on generic LC / LCC and on agricultural LU/LUC in Africa based on AFS

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-annual per-country synthesis (contribution to the “Country Environment Profiles”)

 

HR Layer Forest- Forest Area Change

Meris FR biophysical products

MR vegetation phenological trends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HR Layer Grassland Change

HR Biophysical Products

MR dynamic LCC indicator maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HR Layer Wetlands Change

Climatology vegetation products

MR monitoring of crop growing conditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HR Layer Water Change

Time Series of Vegetation Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Atlas automated update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Atlas full update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partners

geoland2 is undertaken by a consortium led by Astrium and composed of 50 partners. It also involves 171 collaborating user organisations.

Links

For more information and access to the services, please visit www.land.eu and www.gmes-geoland.info

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