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, smart visualization and scientific analysis
  • Policy related thematic assessments (European Green Deal, Greenhouse Gas reporting)

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 land cover / use changes, 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 - 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)
  • Horizon Europe
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Luxembourg organisations

  • Ministère de l’Energie et de l’Aménagement du territoire 
  • Ministère du l’Environnement, du Climat et du Développement durable
  • Administration de l'environnement  
  • Administration de la nature et des forêts
  • STATEC - Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques
  • LuxSpace



  • EU Grassland Watch: Development of an online information system for assessing land cover changes in protected areas between 1994 and today
  • Quality control of High Resolution Layers and Local Component products
  • Quality assurance of Global Hot Spot Mapping products for Africa
  • Quality control of the LUCAS 2021 in-situ survey
  • 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. CLC+) 

Land cover mapping: 

  • Land Cover and Land Use mapping of Luxembourg for 2015, 2018 and 2021
  • Development of a methodology to calculate LULUCF related land use changes for the reference years 1989, 1999, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2021
  • Development of ecosystem extent, ecosystem condition and ecosystem service accounts for Luxembourg
  • GPS-based monitoring of water buffalo grazing behaviour as part of environmental management of protected areas in Luxembourg
  • Mapping of CLC Luxembourg: 2006, 2012 and 2018 


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