space4environment is an independently owned SME focusing on adding the environmental dimension to Earth Observation in the land domain, respectively “using space data to provide space for the environment”, as expressed in the company’s motto.

At space4environment we are building our GIS and Earth Observation activities on three pillars of expertise:

  • Sound knowledge of the data (at national and European level)
  • Expertise in data handling, processing and scientific analysis
  • Policy related thematic assessments.

space4environment is applying this expertise on the one hand for the provision of quality control and quality assurance of Copernicus products, as well as in support of environmental reporting obligations and dataflows, and on the other hand to assess issues like environmental sustainability, the condition of ecosystems and their services or the state of environment in general.


GIS and EO data processing 

Satellite data processing & analysis - Land use / land cover mapping, change mapping - Database design, management & interactive query tools (dashboards) - Spatial modelling and software development - Digital Cartography - Web mapping tools  

Environmental assessments 

Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services - Green Infrastructure - Land systems and resource efficiency - Urban sustainability - Disaster risk mapping - LULUCF reporting and data analysis 

Geodata provision and distribution

Official distributor of Eurogeographics data

Management and consultancy

Requirements analysis - Geographic information consultancy – Project definition and supervision


International organisations

  • European Commission (DG Environment, Eurostat, JRC, ESPON)
  • European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • European Space Agency (ESA – ESRIN)
  • Airbus DS Geo
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Luxembourg organisations

  • Ministère de l’Energie et de l’Aménagement du territoire - Département de l'aménagement du territoire
  • Ministère du l’Environnement, du Climat et du Développement durable - Département de l'Environnement - Administration de l'environnement  



  • Quality control of High Resolution Layers and Local Component products
  • Quality assurance of Global Hot Spot Mapping products for Africa
  • Quality assurance of the image data for the provision of a Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite image coverage of Europe (6 Mio sqkm)
  • Development of a new European land monitoring concept (i.e. 2nd generation CLC or CLC+)
  • COP4N2K – Copernicus for Natura2000: Development of an online information system for assessing land cover changes in protected areas between 1994 and 2018 

Land cover mapping: 

  • Update of the OBS Luxembourg for 2015
  • Land cover 2018 – a very high-resolution land cover map of Luxembourg
  • EO4CBI - EO data in support of the City Biodiversity Index
  • Mapping of small linear landscape features (hedges, tree rows)
  • Mapping of CLC Luxembourg: 2006, 2012 and 2018 

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