Worldwide land cover mapping

WorldCover provides the first global land cover products for 2020 and 2021 at 10 m resolution, developed and validated in near-real time based on Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data.

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


The best quality for various users

WorldCover aims to substantially benefit various user communities, support them and facilitate the development of novel services. In fact, five key end-users played an integral part in the project, serving as primary input for all engineering aspects.


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.