GlobCorine demonstrates an automatic service that can generate in a consistent way a land cover / use map, based on a CLC-compatible legend using MERIS FRS time series. The GlobCorine main User is the European Environmental Agency (EEA). ESA incorporated EEA's requirements to support regular update of the land and ecosystem accounts.
The GlobCorine project is based on Envisat MERIS fine resolution (300m) mode data and it was executed for two periods, producing two Pan-European land cover/use maps for 2005 and 2009. GlobCorine is implemented by Université Catholique de Louvain – UCL.