ESA WorldCover 2021

An updated Global Land Cover Map at 10m Resolution for 2021

With an ever-changing environment, more than ever governments, businesses and individuals need high-resolution, accurate and timely land-cover information. For this purpose, ESA initiated the WorldCover project which was kicked off in 2019. Two years later, in October 2021 the WorldCover team proudly released a new global baseline land cover product at 10 m resolution for 2020. The WorldCover map is the first global land cover product based on both Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data. After releasing this new global land cover map the demand for a WorldCover 2021 map was high.

We are therefore happy to announce that following the successful release of the WorldCover 2020 map,  the European Space Agency (ESA) decided to extend the WorldCover project. Upon request of ESA the WorldCover consortium will develop an updated global land cover map at 10 m resolution for 2021.