European Topic Centre on urban land and soil systems ETC/ULS

The European Topic Center on Data Integration and Digitalisation (ETC/DI) consortium offers support to the EEA. Various projects are defined each year in consultation with the European Environment Agency (EEA). The main themes are monitoring and e-reporting, thematic data integration with regard to land and soil, data intelligence and Copernicus support. WENR is involved in:

  1. Support EEA in the development of spatial indicators, data integration and land use assessments (common agricultural policy (CAP), land degradation neutrality (LDN));
  2. Support the EEA in making soil data available to companies, business networks, national governments and knowledge institutions;
  3. Data analysis and processing (new methods and datasets);
  4. Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS) implementation support.


Meijninger, W., Hazeu, G.W., Neuwirth, M., Vittek, M., 2020. Local Climate Zones use case using Urban Atlas (UA) (land cover, street tree layer and building height) and other Copernicus data (HRL imperviousness). Final Deliverable under Task Copernicus use cases: urban utility indicator and grassland indicator. ETC/ULS & EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kleeschulte, S., Elbersen, B., Hazeu, G., Schwaiger, E., Bartel, A., Frelih Larsen, A., Röschel, L., Korzeniowska, K., Marin, A.I. and Kosztra, B., 2020. Towards a draft indicator factsheet on I.20: Enhanced provision of ecosystem services: Share of UAA covered with landscape features. Deliverable under task (version 1.1): Support to CAP analysis. ETC/ULS & EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark.

EEA briefing, 2020. The role of soils in regulating impacts of nitrogen management on air, soil and water quality in the European Union. European briefings EEA,  ETC/ULS & EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hazeu, G.W., Vittek, M., Meijninger, W. and Lackner, S., 2019. Methodology to define and map the sub-region entities urban, peri-urban and rural areas. Final Deliverable under task Copernicus peri-urban and grassland indicator proposals. ETC/ULS & EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Frelih-Larsen, A., Ittner, S., Naumann, S. Gregor, M., Hazeu, G.W. and Pedroli, B., 2019. Policy relevance analysis of geospatial indicators. Final Deliverable under task Policy relevance analysis of geospatial indicators. ETC/ULS & EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Roerink, G., 2019. High resolution phenology scoping paper. Deliverable under task Phenology indicator factsheet and use of HR Copernicus product. ETC/ULS & EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Vries, W. de, Trombetti, M., Römkens, P., Kros, H., Hessel, R. and Akker, J. van den, 2019. Soil quality indicators and their thresholds. Deliverable under task (version 1.0): Soil degradation and soil function mapping. ETC/ULS & EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Vries, W. de, Römkens, P. and Kros, H., 2019. Draft Guidance document on carbon, nutrient and pollutant soil accounting and its relevance for soil monitoring. Deliverable under task (version 2.0): The fate of nutrients and pollutants in soils: budget approaches and monitoring implications. ETC/ULS & EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Vries, W. de & Römkens, P., 2017. Impact of nitrogen, phosphorus and metals on food, soil and water quality. Comparison of current and critical metal inputs and soil metal concentrations in agricultural soils in EU-27 in view of ecotoxicological impacts on soil organisms. Final Deliverable under Task Impact of Nitrogen, phosphorus and metals on food, soil and water quality and related ecosystems ETC/ULS & EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark.