Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: jrc-surfacewater@ec.europa.eu

Title: Global Surface Water Explorer dataset

Description

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre developed this 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, produced from Landsat imagery (courtesy USGS and NASA), will support applications including water resource management, climate modelling, biodiversity conservation and food security.

Contributors
Jean-François Pekel jean-francois.pekel@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-9992-6385
Andrew Cottam andrew.cottam@ec.europa.eu
Noel Gorelick 0000-0002-5548-2436
Alan Belward alan.belward@ec.europa.eu
How to cite
Pekel, Jean-François; Cottam, Andrew; Gorelick, Noel; Belward, Alan (2017):  Global Surface Water Explorer dataset. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-gswe-global-surface-water-explorer-v1
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Related resources

Data access

  • Global Surface Water - Data Access TIFF

    Download of the datasets. If you are using the data as a layer in a published map, please include the following attribution text: 'Source: EC JRC/Google'. Currently all of the mapped datasets are available for download (i.e. occurrence, change, seasonality, recurrence, transitions and maximum extent). The water history datasets and metadata datasets will be made available in the near future.

  • Global Surface Water Explorer HTML

    The Global Surface Water Explorer is a simple web mapping tool that shows all of the water datasets and allows users to navigate the globe visualizing the water datasets without installing any software. It also allows users to view the complete history of water detections over the 32 year period by clicking on the map. The tool is intended as a data viewer and does not provide any analytical...

Publications

  • publication Global Surface Water - Data Access

    Pekel, J., Cottam, A., Gorelick, N. and Belward, A., Global Surface Water - Data Access, Nature, 2016, doi:10.1038/nature20584, JRC109054.

    DOI:10.1038/nature20584

Additional information
Issue date 2017-09-01
Landing page https://global-surface-water.appspot.com/
Update frequency irregular
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-gswe-global-surface-water-explorer-v1
Geographic information
Geographic bounding box

90° N, 180° E, -90° S, -180° W


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