Worldwide land cover mapping

WorldCover provides a new baseline global land cover product at 10 m resolution for 2020 based on Sentinel-1 and 2 data that was developed and validated in almost near-real time and at the same time maximizes the impact and uptake for the end users.

A tremendous step forward towards the joint use of Sentinel satellite data for worldwide land cover mapping.


With and for various users

WorldCover had five key end-user which were an integral part of the project. They followed the whole project workflow from design and will stay involved up to validation and uptake.

WorldCover will provide a substantial benefit to various user communities and expands the established global land cover base of users and the development of novel services.


A new baseline global land cover product at 10 m resolution based on Sentinel-1 and 2 data

WorldCover consortium

The WorldCover product is developed by a consortium consisting of a group of highly experienced major European service providers and research organizations, covering all relevant aspects of land cover mapping. The consortium has a long track record of collaboration in diverse European and ESA projects, as well as the Copernicus Land and Climate Change Service.