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Land Cover_cci used for OECD green growth indicators

Satellite time series data generated by the Land Cover_cci project have been used to develop new OECD headline green growth indicators that facilitate the monitoring of global natural assets. 

Land Cover_cci progress meeting, Mexico

The indicators, detailed in a recent OECD report, Monitoring land-cover change, seek to highlight the importance of land-cover change as ‘the best measure available to monitor pressures on terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity.’

The Land Cover_cci team provide annual maps at 300m resolution, spanning a 24-year period, from 1992 to 2015. This gives a consistent account of long-term land-cover status and changes that is ‘immune’ to short-term seasonal and temporary changes like snow cover in winter and crop rotation.

More recently, the team demonstrated the performance of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to deliver 10 m resolution land-cover maps over very large areas at CentroGEO in Mexico City on 31 July 2018, as part of a collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency (Agencia Espacial Mexicana).

Land Cover_cci datasets are freely available from the CCI Open data Portal. 

 

 

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