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Activity 1. Land use and land cover data

Task lead: Nick Zimmermann, Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt, WSL, CH

Land use and land cover data are important for our understanding of how environmental systems function, and their assessment of change over time is crucial for making informed statements and projections of global change impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems.

 

For further information see the briefing sheet: Land Cover and Land Use Data - Results from Activity 1 (pdf)

This Briefing Sheet presents two aspects of the work within Activity 1 of EcoChange in regard to land cover and land use data:

(1) The updating and reconstruction of land cover data; and

(2) the downscaling and extension of land use change scenarios.

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