Corine Land Cover

European Environment Agency - Corine Land Cover

In 1985 the Corine programme was initiated in the European Union. Corine stands for 'coordination of information on the environment' and it was a prototype project working on many different environmental issues. The Corine databases and several of its programmes have been taken over by the EEA. One of these is an inventory of land cover in 44 classes, and presented as a cartographic product, at a scale of 1:100 000. This database of CORINE Land Cover (CLC) is operationally available for most areas of Europe for the reference years 1990, 2000 2006 and 2012. A new inventory for the reference year 2018 is currently being mapped.

space4environment was in charge of the implementation of CLC2006 and CLC2012 in Luxembourg and the Western Balkan countries. This implementation contained for Luxembourg the creation of the map and database, whereas for the West Balkan countries space4environment coordinated the mapping with the national partners and provided capacity building. In framework of the CLC2018 implementation space4environment has again been commissioned to perform the mapping of the Luxembourgish inventory.

As part of the CLC Technical Team space4environment is providing its knowledge of CORINE Land Cover in training courses held for participating countries to improve the national capabilities in mapping the CLC inventory. This knowledge of the team is furthermore used in verifying the resulting mapping databases.