New Global Surface Water Exploration Tool

14 Dec 2016 by Local Press Report

The European Commission Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with Google Switzerland GmbH, have developed a new water dataset in the framework of the Copernicus Programme. This maps the location and temporal distribution of water surfaces at the global scale over the past 32 years and provides statistics on the extent and change of those water surfaces. The dataset will support applications including water resource management, climate modeling, biodiversity conservation and food security.