SP 2 - Analysis and Monitoring of land cover and current land-use change

SP 2 will develop, implement and evaluate a prototype system for the extraction of land use/land cover (LULC) information from remote sensing images. The system adapts existing technologies from the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative to region-specific LULC classes and aims to enable a (semi-)automatic detection and quantification of future LULC change. A core issue is the development of change detection methods and implementation of adequate image analysis algorithms, especially for agricultural LULC changes (e.g. the expansion and intensification of arable land).