Data Source
Copernicus Land Monitoring Service

Copernicus is an European system for monitoring the Earth. Data is collected by different sources, including Earth observation satellites and in-situ sensors. The data is processed and provides reliable and up-to-date information about six thematic areas: land, marine, atmosphere, climate change, emergency management and security. The land theme is divided into four main components:
The Global Land Service is a component of the Copernicus Land service that provides a series of bio-geophysical products on the status and evolution of land surface at global scale at mid and low spatial resolution. Production and delivery of the parameters take place in a timely manner and are complemented by the constitution of long term time series. The products are used to monitor the vegetation, the water cycle and the energy budget.
The pan-European component is coordinated by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and produces satellite image mosaics, land cover / land use (LC/LU) information in the CORINE Land Cover data, and the High Resolution Layers.
The local component is coordinated by the European Environment Agency and aims to provide specific and more detailed information that is complementary to the information obtained through the Pan-European component.
Reference data: all of the Copernicus services need access to in-situ data in order to ensure an efficient and effective use of Copernicus space-borne data