CORINE Land Cover (CLC) 2000

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Title:Main Title: CORINE Land Cover (CLC) 2000
Description:Abstract: From 1985 to 1990, the European Commission implemented the CORINE Programme (Co-ordination of Information on the Environment). During this period, an information system on the state of the European environment was created (the CORINE system), with the development of nomenclatures and methodologies, agreed at EU level. In 1991 at the Dobris Conference, European Environment Ministers requested that the programme be applied to the Central and Eastern European countries covered by the EC Phare programme. Through the support of this programme, the CORINE databases were implemented in the 13 eligible countries. Following the European Council decision to set up the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the establishment of the European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET), responsibility for the CORINE databases (and their up-dates) now lies with the EEA. The CORINE Land Cover (CLC) is the largest of the CORINE databases. The CLC90 inventory and its updates are key reference data sets, which provide the basis for the development of spatial analysis and integrated environmental assessment. Today, CLC is recognised by decision-makers as a key reference data set for spatial and territorial analysis at different territorial levels. Within the European Commission Services as well as the EEA and its European Topic Centres (ETCs), there is a growing need to use spatial analysis for integrated environmental assessment. The need for an updated CLC90 database was expressed by several users at national and European level. The CLC90, its updates (CLC2000) and data layer of changes (CLC90/2000) are key reference data sets which provide the basis for a wide variety of environmental analysis and integrated environmental assessment mainly at the European but also national levels. Preparatory work to update the CLC database for the reference year 2000 started already in the late 1990s and took various forms such as methodological studies, joint EEA/ JRC publications and Workshops. The I&CLC2000 project is based upon a number of key elements: lessons learnt from the earlier CLC90 Project, a current list of user needs, the options available for satellite images and the processing and management requirements for the vast amount of data. The overall aim of updating is to produce the CLC2000 database and the CLC changes database between the 1990´s and 2000. To guarantee full coverage and maximise consistency with the previous inventory, the I&CLC2000 project calls upon existing national and European expertise and requires access to both the ancillary data and the satellite data used for the first CLC inventory. The I&CLC2000 project consist of 2 main components which are interconnected: IMAGE2000: covering all activities related to satellite image acquisition, ortho-rectification and production of European and national mosaic CLC2000: covering all activities related to detection and interpretation of land cover changes, including training and correction of CLC90. The project started officially in early 2000, with the kick-off meeting of IMAGE2000 to launch the ortho-rectification of the Landsat 7 ETM+ satellite images. (EUROPEAN COMMISSION - IMAGE2000 and CLC2000)
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Creator:European Environment Agency (Owner)
Contributor:Guido Waldhoff (Contact Person)
Publisher:CRC/TR32 Database (TR32DB)
Publication Year:2009
TR32 Topic:Land Use
Related Subproject:Z1
Subjects:Keywords: Classification, Land Cover, Vegetation, Water
GEMET Thesaurus entries: land cover, remote sensing, land use
Geogr. Information Topic:Geoscientific Information
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Data Type:Dataset - Dataset
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Date:Created: 01.08.2005
Mime Type:application/zip
Data Format:ESRI Shapefile
Download Permission:Only Project Members
General Access and Use Conditions:Access and use only for CRC/TR32 members.
Access Limitations:Access and use only for CRC/TR32 members.
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Temporal Extent:01.01.1999 - 31.12.2001
Spatial Representation:Vector
Presentation Form:Digital Map
Reference System:ETRS89 (4258)
Initiative Type:Collection
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Metadata Creator:Dirk Hoffmeister
Metadata Created:14.04.2009
Metadata Last Updated:14.04.2021
Funding Phase:1
Metadata Language:English
Metadata Version:V50
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