GlobCover

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World map with ice caps

ERN Item Type: 

  • Maps and Visualizations

Organization: 

European Space Agency (ESA)

Description: 

The GlobCover Portal provides access to the results of the GlobCover project. GlobCover is an ESA initiative which began in 2005 in partnership with JRC, EEA, FAO, UNEP, GOFC-GOLD and IGBP. The aim of the project was to develop a service capable of delivering global composites and land cover maps using as input observations from the 300m MERIS sensor on board the ENVISAT satellite mission. ESA makes available the land cover maps, which cover 2 periods: December 2004 - June 2006 and January - December 2009.

Publication Year: 

2010

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Is this tagged to NGSS by the organization?: 

No

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