ABSTRACT

Four unique pan-European CORINE Land Cover datasets—CLC1990, CLC2000, CLC2006, and CLC2012— and three datasets concerning changes between 1990 and 2012 have presented the first-ever opportunity to observe the European landscape by means of land cover and its change. This book brings together all these datasets to demonstrate the methods of identification, analysis and assessment of the European land cover and its changes that took place during the intervals of 1990–2000, 2000–2006, and 2006–2012. It provides examples in which CLC data plays a role in offering solutions to European environmental problems such as the monitoring of urban dynamics, land fragmentation, ecosystems mapping and assessment, and high nature value farmland characteristics.

Existing environmental problems require new approaches, and European Landscape Dynamics: CORINE Land Cover Data indicates a set of outlooks for CLC data generation that produce more detailed levels of analysis and bottom-up approaches while addressing the relationship of CLC data to the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE). It also discusses the future of CLC data generation. A valuable resource of up-to-date information, it is useful to professionals such as scientists, territorial planners, and environmentalists as well as students of geosciences and all those who are interested in cognition of the European landscape, its changes and development.

part |2 pages

Section I Introduction

chapter 1|6 pages

Overview of Land Cover and Land Use Monitoring Programs

ByHerbert Haubold, Jan Feranec

chapter 2|6 pages

Project CORINE Land Cover

ByJan Feranec

part |2 pages

Section II Methodology

chapter 3|10 pages

CORINE Land Cover Nomenclature

ByJan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Barbara Kosztra, Stephan Arnold

chapter 4|6 pages

Satellite Data Used

ByTomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu

chapter 5|8 pages

Interpretation of Satellite Images

ByJan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Tomas Soukup

chapter 6|14 pages

Accuracy Assessment of CLC Data

ByGyörgy Büttner, Barbara Kosztra, Gergely Maucha

chapter 7|4 pages

CORINE Land Cover Products

ByGyörgy Büttner

chapter 8|2 pages

Product Dissemination Policy

ByGyörgy Büttner

chapter 9|8 pages

High-Resolution Layers

ByGyörgy Büttner, Gergely Maucha, Barbara Kosztra

part |2 pages

Section III European CLC Data Layers

chapter 10|8 pages

CORINE Land Cover 1990 (CLC1990): Analysis and Assessment

ByTomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, Erika Orlitova

chapter 11|8 pages

CORINE Land Cover 2000 (CLC2000): Analysis and Assessment

ByTomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, Erika Orlitova

chapter 12|6 pages

CORINE Land Cover 2006 (CLC2006): Analysis and Assessment

ByTomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, Erika Orlitova

chapter 13|6 pages

CORINE Land Cover 2012 (CLC2012): Analysis and Assessment

ByTomas Soukup, György Büttner, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, Erika Orlitova

chapter 14|6 pages

CORINE Land Cover 1990–2000 Changes: Analysis and Assessment

ByTomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, Erika Orlitova

chapter 15|6 pages

CORINE Land Cover 2000–2006 Changes: Analysis and Assessment

ByTomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, Erika Orlitova

chapter 16|6 pages

CORINE Land Cover 2006–2012 Changes: Analysis and Assessment

ByTomas Soukup, György Büttner, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, and Erika Orlitova

part |2 pages

Section IV: Case Studies: Solution of the European Environmental Problems Using the CORINE Land Cover Data

chapter 17|8 pages

Land Cover of Europe

ByTomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, Erika Orlitova, Katerina Jupova

chapter 18|14 pages

Trend of Land Cover Changes in Europe in 1990–2012

ByTomas Soukup, Jan Feranec, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain, Marketa Jindrova, Miroslav Kopecky, Erika Orlitova, Katerina Jupova

chapter 19|16 pages

Monitoring of Urban Fabric Classes and Their Validation in Selected European Cities (Urban Atlas)

ByGabriel Jaffrain, Christophe Sannier, Jan Feranec

chapter 20|42 pages

Landscape Fragmentation in Europe

ByJochen A. G. Jaeger, Tomas Soukup, Christian Schwick, Luis F. Madriñán, Felix Kienast

chapter 21|14 pages

Ecosystem Mapping and Assessment

ByMarkus Erhard, Branislav Olah, Gebhard Banko, Stefan Kleeschulte, and Dania Abdul-Malak

chapter 22|12 pages

High Nature Value Farmland and the Common Agricultural Policy

ByIvone Pereira Martins, Katarzyna Biala, and Ana Maria Ribeiro de Sousa

chapter 23|12 pages

CLC for National Accounting: Land and Ecosystem Natural Capital Accounts

ByJean-Louis Weber, Gabriel Jaffrain

chapter 24|26 pages

Land Use and Scenario Modeling for Integrated Sustainability Assessment

ByCarlo Lavalle, Filipe Batista e Silva, Claudia Baranzelli, Chris Jacobs-Crisioni, Ine Vandecasteele, Ana Luisa Barbosa, Joachim Maes, Grazia Zulian, Carolina Perpiña Castillo, Ricardo Barranco, and Sara Vallecillo

chapter 25|12 pages

CORINE Land Cover Outside of Europe

ByGabriel Jaffrain

part |2 pages

Section V CLC Perspective

chapter 26|28 pages

Detailed CLC Data: Member States with CLC Level 4/Level 5 and (Semi-) Automated Solutions

ByGerard Hazeu, György Büttner, Antonio Arozarena, Nuria Valcárcel, Jan Feranec, and Geoff Smith

chapter 27|14 pages

CLC in the Context of INSPIRE

ByGeir-Harald Strand, Stephan Arnold

chapter 28|10 pages

Future of Land Monitoring in Europe

ByStefan Kleeschulte, Tomas Soukup, Gerard Hazeu, Geoff Smith, Stephan Arnold

chapter 29|2 pages

Conclusions

ByJan Feranec, Tomas Soukup, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain