Nevertheless, all forest area estimates contain uncertainties, which must be quantified and included in the error budget.This is a prerequisite for combining and comparing data.
They aim at providing harmonized forest information through consistent mapping approaches.
This characteristic of remote sensing methods has been used for various scales, from local to continental.
For the first time, a remote sensing survey also makes part of the Forest Resource Assessment of the FAO for year 2010 (FRA 2010) and complements the national reporting (FAO, JRC, SDSU, UCL, 2009; Seebach , 2010).
CLC datasets provide important datasets supporting the implementation of key priority areas of the Environment Action Programmes of the European Union as protecting ecosystems, halting the loss of biological diversity, tracking the impacts of climate change, assessing developments in agriculture and implementing the EU Water Framework Directive, among others.
More about the Corine Land Cover (CLC) and Copernicus land monitoring data in general can be found at