PerSys - Land Cover Prototype LCP

Land cover in the Northern permafrost regions is currently not suitably mapped for permafrost monitoring with existing global products. Challenges include the differentiation between mosses, shrubs, sedges and cryptogam crusts as well as tundra and taiga applicable plant functional types.

The Land Cover Prototype product of the of the ESA DUE GlobPermafrost project combines optical (Landsat) and SAR (Sentinel-1 and ASAR WS) data to develop and test new approaches of classifiying permafrost dedicated land cover types.