land cover/land use
The Natura 2000 network of protected sites covers about 18% of the EU’s land area and is the main policy strategy to address biodiversity conservation in Europe.
The European Commission Copernicus Earth Observation programme represents a concerted effort to support public authorities, the private sector and Europe’s citizens with satellite-derived environmental and security-related information. Copernicus provides accurate, timely and easily accessible information to help decision-makers to take appropriate action.
GeoVille is playing a key role in Copernicus services for land applications, related to both land cover data production and emergency management services, as well as value-added downstream applications in the spatial planning domain. We have performed many projects related to Copernicus, covering the full value-adding chain from data production to operational solutions as well as capacity building and promotion.
ESA publishes a series of "Copernicus Briefs", each presenting a concrete application of the Earth monitoring programme. Together with ESA, GeoVille identified current, late-breaking topics and presented the potential of EO data from dedicated Copernicus missions.
Earth observation based land cover mapping and damage assessment following the violent conflict between parties in Libya. Such information are used by local authorities and humanitarian actors to define priorities to better facilitate recovery.
Earth observation based degree of imperviousness, i.e. the coverage of the earth's surface with impermeable materials.