Use cases - Land cover/use statistics
What is LUCAS used for?
The LUCAS in-situ survey provides information on land cover, land use as well as on environmental parameters associated to the single surveyed points. A point and landscape photo archive is also part of the information disseminated.
Data from the LUCAS surveys can contribute to some of the major EU policy areas:
- The integration of environmental concerns into the Common Agricultural Policy:
Common Agricultural Policy post 2013
- Preventing dangerous climate change:
European Climate change Programme
- Soil protection:
Soil Thematic Strategy
- Holding the loss of biodiversity:
EU Biodiversity strategy to 2020
- The efficient use of resources, which is important to achieve sustainable growth:
Europe 2020 Strategy - Resource Efficient Europe
- Land monitoring: