Published July 17, 2023 | Version 0.1
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Canopy height and biomass map for Europe

  • 1. Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2. Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique, CNRS, UPS, IRD, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • 3. Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 4. Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, CEA/CNRS/UVSQ/Université Paris Saclay, Gif-sur- Yvette, France
  • 5. Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
  • 6. Forest Research Center, School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 7. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
  • 8. Key Laboratory for Agro-ecological Processes in Subtropical Region, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, China
  • 9. Airborne Remote Sensing Center, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100094, China


Data Description

These datasets were generated from the research article "The overlooked contribution of trees outside forests to tree cover and woody biomass across Europe".

Here we publish aggregated version of canopy cover and height map, and original biomass map at 30m resolution. The biomass map are calculated from the canopy cover and height maps using allometric equations. 

The original canopy cover and height maps are derived from 3m resolution PlanetScope imagery (research license with Planet Labs Inc) in 2019, are available on request or 

Data Visualisation at 3m resolution:

Data Use Agreement

The datasets are restricted to use only for research and scientific purposes, and shall not be used for any commercial purposes. Any usage beyond the permitted scope requires explicit written consent from the relevant parties. The restrictions using the datasets are coupled with the research license, which can be accessed here:

The user agrees to assume all risks and liabilities associated with the interpretation and use of any data or results obtained from the datasets. The University of Copenhagen, Planet Labs Inc, and any affiliated parties shall not be held liable for any consequences arising from the misuse of the data. 




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