Operation, evaluation and evolution of the Global land Component of the Copernicus Land service Lot 2: Operation of the Global Land Component, thematic domain Cryosphere and Water (C-GLOPS2)

2017-07-01 – 2018-04-30

C-GLOPS is the first fully operationalphase of the Copernicus Global Land segment. It provides geophysical parametersin the thematic areas vegetation, energy budget, water and the cryosphere.These parameters are provided with a spatial sampling between 100m and 12.5kmin near-real time on a daily or 10-daily basis. The project is split into fourlots:

¿     Lot1:Operation of the Global Land Component, thematic domain Vegetation and Energy

¿     Lot2:Operation of the Global Land Component, thematic domain Cryosphere and Water

¿     Lot3:Operation of the Global Land Component, Data Distribution and User Interface

¿     Lot4:Product and Service independent evaluation and User Group

Lots 1 and 2 are responsible for dataproduction while Lot 3 is responsible for data distribution. All activities andproducts of Lots 1, 2 and 3 are reviewed by the independent Lot4 throughregular review cycles and meetings. This is to ensure the quality and adherenceto the user requirements.

Within Lot2, TU Wien will oversee the process of ensuring the scientificquality and relevance of all products within the reach of the Framework and Specific contracts.

Project manager

Project members


  • European Commission-Directorate Gen


  • FMI - Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • Brockmann Consult GmbH
  • Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS)
  • ¿ International Marine and Dredging Consultants (IMDC)
  • Laboratoire d¿Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS)
  • PML Applications Ltd
  • Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
  • VITO
  • University of Reading