The Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS) provides a brand new product – Land Cover Layers

Copernicus Global Land Cover provides new tool that gives an important contribution for improving sustainability and efficiency of land use – Land Cover Layers. The tool offers detailed information on land cover according to different types of (bio)physical surface, including crops, grasslands, forests, shrubs, etc.

The globalisation of the world’s economy and the increase of its population leaves a significant impact on environment and puts pressure on land management practises. Today more than ever human must make smart decisions regarding preservation of environment, natural resources and ecosystems, so they would preserve for next generations.


Through the new set of Copernicus Global Land Cover layers, users can now tailor their maps to their needs at a spatial resolution that allows global assessments at reasonable cost while preserving enough details for regional assessments.

More about Copernicus Global Land Cover layers here.

Copernicus is the World’s largest and most ambitious Earth observation programme. It provides accurate, timely and easily accessible information to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security. Since 2017, the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is a member and Latvia’s representative of Copernicus Relay and Academy networks. IES explains possibilities offered by the Copernicus program for national, business and public needs, organise training and information activities. Since 2015, IES is cooperating with European Space Agency and using Copernicus satellite data for assessment of different environmental and natural resources.

Find more about IES work in Copernicus network here.

Find more about IES cooperation with European Space Agency here.