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Data sources


esa_logo.jpg GlobCover is an ESA initiative in partnership with JRC, EEA, FAO, UNEP, GOFC-GOLD and IGBP. The GlobCover project has developed a service capable of delivering global composite and land cover maps using as input observations from the 300m MERIS sensor on board the ENVISAT satellite mission. Read more


nasa-logo.gif The MODIS global land cover product (MOD12) consists of two suites of scientific data sets (SDS): MOD12Q1 (global land cover), and MOD12Q2 (global land cover dynamics). In collection, both are being produced at a spatial resolution of 500-m at annual and bi-annual time-steps for MOD12Q1 and MOD12Q2, respectively. Read more


eu-logo.gif Leading a team of 30 institutions from all over the world, the IES Global Environment Monitoring Unit has produced a global land cover classification for the year 2000 (GLC2000). The general objective was to provide a harmonized land cover database covering the whole globe for the year 2000. Read more


panoramio.gif  Panoramio is a geolocation-oriented photo sharing website. Currently, some of the photos uploaded to the site can be accessed as a layer in Google Earth and Google Maps, with new photos being added at the end of every month. Read more


gmfs.gif Global Monitoring for Food Security aims to provide earth observation based services and encourage partnerships in monitoring Food Security and related environmental processes in Africa, by concerting efforts to bring data and information providers together, in order to assist stakeholders, nations and international organizations to better implement their policies towards sustainable development. Read more

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Funding sources


eurogeoss.gif EuroGEOSS: a European approach to the Global Earth Observation System
The initial work of the EuroGEOSS project is to improve interoperability of European information systems in biodiversity, drought and forestry. Read more


geo-bene.jpg The objective of the EC sponsored project "Global Earth Observation - Benefit Estimation: Now, Next and Emerging" is to develop methodologies and analytical tools to assess societal benefits of GEO in the domains of: Disasters, Health, Energy, Climate, Water, Weather, Ecosystems, Agriculture and Biodiversity. Read more


cctame.jpg The CC-TAME (Climate Change: Terrestrial Adaptation & Mitigation in Europe) project concentrates on assessing the impacts of agricultural, climate, energy, forestry and other associated land-use policies considering the resulting feed-backs on the climate system in the European Union. Read more


ccafs.png The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a 10-year research initiative launched by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP).
CCAFS seeks to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities adjust to global changes in climate. Read more

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Related projects

FRA Remote Sensing Survey

FAO.gif The FRA 2010 Remote Sensing Survey builds on the experiences from the remote sensing surveys of the tropical region undertaken as part of previous global forest resources assessments and on recent advances in methodologies and availability of imagery. Read more

The Degree Confluence Project

confluence.gif The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures, and stories about the visits, will then be posted there. Read more


crowdmap.gif Crowdmap is designed and built by the people behind Ushahidi, a platform that was originally built to crowdsource crisis information. As the platform has evolved, so have its uses. Crowdmap allows you to set up your own deployment of Ushahidi without having to install it on your own web server. Read more