Latest GLOBCOVER Stories
In the early hours of 1 March 2002, the largest Earth observation satellite ever built soared into orbit from ESA’s launch base in Kourou, French Guiana. For a decade, Envisat has been keeping watch over our planet.
ESAâ€™s 2009 global land cover map has been released and is now available to the public online from the â€˜GlobCoverâ€™ website.
Having a large-scale boreal forest biomass inventory would allow scientists to understand better the carbon cycle and to predict more accurately Earthâ€™s future climate.
A new global portrait taken from space details Earthâ€™s land cover with a resolution never before obtained. ESA, in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, presented the preliminary version of the map to scientists last week at the 2nd GlobCover User Consultation workshop held in Rome, Italy.
The most detailed portraits ever of the Earth's land surface have been created with ESA's Envisat environmental satellite.
The most detailed portrait ever of the Earth's land surface is being created with ESA's Envisat environmental satellite. The GLOBCOVER project aims at producing a global land cover map to a resolution three times sharper than any previous satellite map.