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Corine Land Cover 2012 and GMES GIO Land Monitoring (Pan – European Component) - SD0602

This project will undertake the UK contribution to the the coordination of the technical implementation of the pan-European continental component and the local component of the GMES Land Monitoring service.

The European Commission Decision C(2011)1514 of 9 March 2011 (GMES Work
Programme 2011) [5] addresses the pan-European land monitoring continental component, with activities that include:
• Post-processing of space data and the automatic extraction of intermediate products;
• Production of five high resolution layers (HRL) of 5 main land cover types, in complement to CLC:
o Imperviousness (degree of imperviousness)
o Forest areas (tree cover density and leaf type)
o Agricultural areas (permanent grassland)
o Wetlands (wetland inventory)
o Water bodies (permanent water bodies)
• The continuity of Corine2 Land Cover (CLC) inventory with a new exercise for the year 2012;
• Validation and quality control of products;
• Collection of in-situ data;
• Dissemination and archiving.
There are three main tasks set out in the proposal:
1. HRL verification: Our approach will be to GMES Initial Operations Land Monitoring 2011-2013, National Project Plan, United Kingdom visually inspect a sample of points in the HRL layers and compare them to high-resolution aerial imagery from GoogleEarth or a similar publicly available dataset. An accuracy matrix will be produced and the kappa coefficient calculated.
2. HRL enhancement: prioritise the issues for enhancement based on their impact and the ease with which they could be corrected.
3. CLC2012 update production. The work entails a visual checking of each polygon in the CLC2006 database against the equivalent area from IMAGE2012.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2014

Cost: £30,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University of Leicester