C Implementation actions

C6 Sustainability of CROLIS

CROLIS sustainability will be ensured by the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, based on which all CROLIS institutions will commit to cooperate on CROLIS implementation, and by the CROLIS Action Plan that will be defined in the Decision. The CROLIS Action Plan will define roles, responsibilities, rights and obligations for all CROLIS partners in the maintenance and future improvement of CROLIS.

The Croatian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development will be responsible for the maintenance of the newly established CROLIS (Croatian Land Information System) and will thereby ensure its permanent implementation and usability for a wide range of authorities, decision makers, experts, NGOs and other stakeholders. The CROLIS will be part of the National GHG Reporting System.

This action is aimed at overcoming the current situation of isolated expertise and work in a multitude of authorities, departments and other organisations on land use/land use change with little or no knowledge exchange.

Following actions


CROLIS data concept & model

Implementation actions will begin with a review of current international legislation regarding the needs for reporting on greenhouse gases and available sources, and gathering information on the needs of future CROLIS users. After that, the creation of the CROLIS system concept and data model will be started.


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.