The process of gathering land cover information has evolved significantly over the last
decade. In addition to this, current technical infrastructure allows for more rapid and
efficient processing of large multi-temporal image databases at continental scale. But
whereas the data availability and processing capabilities have increased, the production
of dedicated land cover products with adequate accuracy is still a prerequisite for most
users. Indeed, spatially explicit land cover information is important and does not exist
for many regions. Our study focuses on the boreal Eurasia region for which limited
land cover information is available at regional level.