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The Land Cover CCI Climate Research Data Package (CRDP) contains all data products that have been generated within the project:

  • A new time series of consistent global LC maps at 300 m spatial resolution on an annual basis from 1992 to 2015;
  • 1 user tool for sub-setting, re-projecting and re-sampling the products in a way which is suitable to each climate model.
  • The full archive of AVHRR HRPT 1 km surface reflectance 7-day composites from 1992 to 1999;
  • The full archive of MERIS surface reflectance 7-day composites from 2003 to 2011 (300 m and 1 km resolution);
  • A PROBA-V 1 km time series of surface reflectance 7-day composites from mid March 2014 to end 2015;
  • 1 static map of open water bodies including ENVISAT ASAR data;
  • 3 global land surface seasonality products characterizing the vegetation greenness, the snow and the burned areas dynamics.

January 2021 - C3S Global Land Cover products available for 2019

October 2019 - C3S Global Land Cover products available for 2016, 2017 and 2018 consistent with the CCI 1992 - 2015 map series

June 2019 - The user tool v4.3 is now completely and successfully tested with all LC-CCI map products and the LC-CCI condition products. Furthermore, it is also successfully tested with LC maps for 2016 and 2017 (C3S-LOT5)

October 2018 - Revised netcdf climate research data package compatible with user tools v3.12 and greater

February 2018 - A LC package prepared for Sen2Cor users

April 2017 - Moving from 5y-epochs to annual LC maps

  • The CCI-LC project delivers a new time series of 24 consistent global LC maps at 300 m spatial resolution on an annual basis from 1992 to 2015;
  • 1 new version of the user tool 3.14.

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Contact Points

We invite you to contact us at contact@esa-landcover-cci.org for:

  • questions regarding the content and usage of the above-mentioned products
  • general comments or questions about the the CCI-LC project or the website

Terms of use

The present products are made available to the public by ESA and the consortium. You may use one or several CCI-LC products land cover map for educational and/or scientific purposes, without any fee on the condition that you credit the ESA Climate Change Initiative and in particular its Land Cover project as the source of the CCI-LC database:

Copyright notice:

© ESA Climate Change Initiative - Land Cover led by UCLouvain (2017)

Should you write any scientific publication on the results of research activities that use one or several CCI-LC products as input, you shall acknowledge the ESA CCI Land Cover project in the text of the publication and provide the project with an electronic copy of the publication (contact@esa-landcover-cci.org).

If you wish to use one or several CCI-LC products in advertising or in any commercial promotion, you shall acknowledge the ESA CCI Land Cover project and you must submit the layout to the project for approval beforehand (contact@esa-landcover-cci.org).