Corine Land Cover 2000

The aim of CLC2000 is to update the CORINE land cover map for the year 2000 and to collect information on land cover changes in Europe during the last decade (1990-2000).

The inventory of land cover changes is necessary for the analysis of trends, causes and consequences of natural and artificial processes, impact assessment, maintenance of ecological stability and its observation in decision-making processes. The change detection process and the mapping of the land cover changes is carried out by means of image comparison, using computer assisted image interpretation tools.

More information on CLC2000 is available from the European Topic Centre on Terrestrial Environment