C Implementation actions

C1 CROLIS data concept & model

The objective of this activity is to design a CROLIS data model that complies with European LC and LU standards as defined under the INSPIRE Directive, the COPERNICUS programme and the EAGLE concept in order to fulfil the LC and LU reporting requirements of the LULUCF-sector under the UNFCCC, KP, PA and related EU legislation.

This new data model will also support and enable the integration of existing Croatian classifications systems for LC and LU and will resolve the needs for semantic adaptions regarding specific LC and LU definitions that are currently used. This concept also fits with the recent LC and LU harmonization process initiated on the EU level. It serves as a test for implementing the EU EAGLE concept on the national scale. The EAGLE concept, along with harmonized LC and LU components defined as a long- term land monitoring concept in Croatia, enables efficient use of LC and LU information by different users, for multiple purposes.

Following actions


Sample based system for historic LC and LU

For reporting in the LULUCF sector according to the methodology of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the collected data on land cover changes must be classified into six categories. It is also necessary to collect historical data on land cover changes between these categories, and for this purpose, historical orthophotos collected from 1968 to 2020 will be used.


Mapping of LC and LU (wall-to-wall mapping) for the establishment of land monitoring system

This Action involves mapping the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia and the complete separation of collected data into two data models: data on land cover and data on land use. Data on land cover will be collected based on annual satellite images, while data on land use will be collected from state and public institutions. 


CROLIS Database & Service implementation

Creation of a physical data base on land cover and land use necessary for the realization of the project and collected from all relevant data sets. Monitoring activities will be harmonized and effectively coordinated, and the results will be available for use by project partners, government bodies and other institutions. The system will also facilitate data exchange with international institutions and the European Commission.