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GIS Map Application Urban Atlas for Europe
How densely populated is your city? Where are the green areas and transport networks? The European Environment Agency (EEA) now hosts detailed maps and land cover information for the 117 European cities currently included in the new 'Urban Atlas'.
Located in Data and maps Interactive maps
GISC
The GMES/Copernicus In-Situ Coordination (GISC) project aims at linking in-situ data providers and GMES/Copernicus service providers to ensure access to in-situ data for GMES/Copernicus services. GISC is proposing sustainable mechanisms for in-situ data delivery/access, based on existing information capacities and makes use of SEIS and INSPIRE principles. GISC will establish an Initial Framework (IF) that comprises tools and methods necessary for an efficient interface between in-situ data providers and the GMES/Copernicus services.
Located in About EEA What we do SEIS initiatives
Publication Reporting and exchanging air quality information using e-Reporting
The introduction of the European Commission Implementing Decision 2011/850/EU of 12 December 2011 (laying down rules for the air quality directives in force as regards the reciprocal exchange of information and reporting on ambient air quality) provides an opportunity to modernise data reporting, improve data quality, facilitate information sharing and reduce the administrative burden of reporting. This report is a fundamental part in the transition process towards a new reporting mechanism for reporting and sharing ambient air quality data and information, called e-Reporting. This mechanism is based on the Implementing Decision and a shared information system for electronic reporting — aligned with the INSPIRE directive and considering inputs and outputs from the GMES Atmospheric Services. The report presents the operational logic for the e-Reporting system versus the current reporting system. It discusses the options available for e-Reporting and documents the underlying rationale, routines, procedures or concepts that are required or beneficial within the e-Reporting system. The report is aimed at data providers in the Member States and other European countries linked to EIONET. It is also intended to contribute to the Air Quality Directives’ review process.
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GIO land
The objective of the European Copernicus programme, previously known as the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) land monitoring service is to provide land cover information to users in the field of environmental and other terrestrial applications. Initial operations of the service (GIO land) focus on four components, three of which are coordinated by EEA - the pan-European and local components, and the in-situ component. Initial activities around the pan-European component include providing: a land cover change product between 2006 and 2012, and a land cover product for 2012; and five pan-European high-resolution layers on land cover characteristics - artificial surfaces, forest areas, agricultural areas (permanent grasslands), wetlands, and water bodies. Eionet countries have the opportunity to participate in GIO land pan-European activities.
Located in Environmental topics Land use
Copernicus
The European Copernicus programme, previously known as Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) is an EU-wide flagship programme that aims to support policymakers, business, and citizens with improved environmental information. Copernicus integrates satellite and in-situ data with modeling to provide user-focused information services. GMES/Copernicus Initial Operations are now underway and the programme is expected to evolve towards a full operational status by 2014.
Located in About EEA What we do SEIS initiatives
GIO land
The objective of European Copernicus programme, previously known as the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) land monitoring service is to provide land cover information to users in the field of environmental and other terrestrial applications. Initial operations of the service (GIO land) focus on four components, three of which are coordinated by EEA - the pan-European and local components, and the in-situ component.
Located in About EEA What we do SEIS initiatives
Highlight chemical/x-pdb Commission and EEA sign agreement to provide detailed information on land cover in Europe
The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission (EC) have signed an agreement to provide information on land cover in Europe, compiling data from land, air and space. The agreement was signed on May 25, during a Green Week event in Brussels.
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Publication Land use — SOER 2010 thematic assessment
Land use shapes our environment in positive and negative ways. Productive land is a critical resource for food and biomass production and land use strongly influences soil erosion and soil functions such as carbon storage. Land management largely determines the beauty of Europe's landscapes. It is important therefore to monitor land cover and land-use change through tools such as Corine land cover. Data on land-cover change in Europe from 2000–2006 show that growth in built-up areas and forest land leads to a continued loss of agricultural land. In turn, global economic and environmental change will increasingly influence the way Europeans use land (e.g. as communities work to mitigate and adapt to climate change). Policy responses are needed to help resolve conflicting land-use demands and to guide land-use intensity to support environmental land management.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
Publication CLC2006 technical guidelines
This technical report provides guidelines for the update of Corine land cover data for the reference year 2006.
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