Copernicus quality assurance & quality control

European Environment Agency (EEA) – Copernicus quality assurance & quality control

Copernicus, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation. EEA has been delegated with the implementation of the pan-European and local components of the Copernicus Land monitoring service. The objective of the Copernicus land monitoring service is to provide users in the field of environment and other terrestrial applications with information based on space data combined with other sources.  It addresses a wide range of policies such as environment, agriculture, regional development, transport and energy at EU level, and European commitments to International Conventions. 

space4environment is supporting the EEA and Copernicus activities through the provision of quality assurance services for a range of land related products: Urban Atlas, Riparian Zones, mapping of Natura2000 grassland areas, high resolution layers on temporary (“wetlands”) and permanent water bodies and degree of imperviousness. By developing and performing semantic, technical and qualitative control workflows the quality and consistency of these products is ensured. Besides that, space4environment has supported the EEA in the GMES in-situ coordination (GISC) project and has coordinated the implementation of CLC2006 and CLC2012 in the Western Balkan Countries.