File 6. Dataset provided by the JRC - forest area products generated from HRL Forest Layer (Version 11)

Contributor Bernd Eckhardt
Release date 30/08/2019
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ontent of folder - This file has been uploaded on 29/08/2019 to the EEA Web Transfer, being accessible for 10 days under the link:

This folder contains the structured HRL-Forest data (Version 11, downloaded from Copernicus website) that will be made available via FISE_PRO intermediate web presence on the old FISE webpage.
At the same time this data will be part of the new FISE platform at EEA.

under Docs
related and updated and Metadata documentsabout HRL-Forest

under Imagery/Info_level_A
- HRL Forest raster data containing 27 separate datasets in 1000 x 1000 km tiles for the original Copernicus source: 1. Forest mainly under agricultural purpose and urban forests tiles (FADSL layers) and 2. Forest Type tiles (FTYP layer) for the two status years 2012 and 2015 (108 files in total).

under Imagery/Info_level_B
- 27 HRL Forest tiles adjusted to FAO definition (FADSL data subtracted from FTYP data) for 2012 and 2015 (54 files in total).
- 46 separate datasets at NUTS 0 level (one for each country cut from the tiles based on official European Countries boundary dataset from GISCO 2016) for the two status years 2012 and 2015 (92 files in total).
- Additionally 133 raster datasets at NUTS 1 level cut by GISCO NUTS 1 level boundaries for each of the two years (266 files in total).


under Tables:
Excel files with statistics calculated on the HRL-Forest areas occupied by forest for each of the countries and each of the NUTS 1, NUTS 2 and NUTS 3 level unit entities. Available value fields for each of the NUTS Unit entities: NUTS Unit Area, Forest area, Percentage of Forest, Number of separate Forest Patches, Average Patch size. Followed by statistics for each of the NUTS Unit entities on forest patch size classes (11 patch size classes). For details refer to the Field_Code_Definition Sheet as part of each Excel file.