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Vegetation Quality Index for Europe
Entry ID: EEA_VQI_1.0

Abstract: The Vegetation Quality Index for Europe is one of the components of the sensitivity to desertification index. It is based four aspects of the vegetation: the fire risk, the protection provided against different types of erosion, the resistance to water shortages and the amount of land surface coverage. The dataset was created by assigning values for each parameter to Corine Land Cover third level classes.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 36.0   E: 42.0   W: -12.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Desertification Information System for the Mediterranean
Dataset Title: Vegetation Quality Index for Europe
Dataset Publisher: European Environment Agency
Version: 1.0
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Location Keywords
Data Set Progress
Data Center
European Environment Agency Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +45-3336-7100
Contact Address:
Kongens Nytorv 6
City: Copenhagen
Province or State: Copenhagen K
Postal Code: DK - 1050
Country: Denmark
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: ESRI GRID
Fees: No fees
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at
Contact Address:
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-09-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-03