GMES fast track service on land monitoring

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has launched a call for tenders for a GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) fast track service on land monitoring – high-resolution core land cover data for built-up areas, including degree of soil sealing, 2006.
The EEA is collaborating with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission (EC) on the implementation of a fast track service on land monitoring, in line with the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament ‘Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES): From Concept to Reality’ (COM(2005) 565 final).
For the implementation of this GMES fast track service on land monitoring (Land FTS) 2006-2008, a CLC (Corine Land Cover) update will be combined with the production of new high-resolution land cover data to provide a first set of cost-effective operational services on core land cover and land use data at European level, based on high-quality ortho-rectified multi-temporal satellite data.
These land cover data will support a wide range of environmental information requirements for framing, implementing and evaluating several policy areas at European, national and regional level including agriculture, soil, water, urban environment, air quality, physical planning, integrated coastal zone management, biodiversity and nature protection.
The overall objective is the production of a seamless European high-resolution core land cover dataset of built-up areas, including degree of soil sealing, for the reference year 2006. The ortho-rectified satellite input data for this GMES fast track service will be made available by ESA.
For further information, please contact:
European Environment Agency
Attn: Linda Jandrup
Kongens Nytorv 6
DK-1050 Copenhagen K
Tel: +45 33 36 71 71
Fax: +45 33 36 71 51
E-mail: Contact
To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:
The deadline for requesting tender documents is 9 February 2007.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 21 February 2007.
Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.
Category: Calls
Data Source Provider: Official Journal of the European Union
Document Reference: OJ No S 11-011672 of 17 January 2007
Subject Index: Environmental Protection; Policies; Information Processing, Information Systems
RCN: 26968
(Source Cordis
Author: EARSC

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