VECTORNET/PALEBLU Midge Models Data & Summary Document now made available

Culicoides imicola model example

Please be notified that multiple Midge models are now available to PALE-Blu partners to download.  The summary document outlining all the models including jpgs are available to registered members of the site.   Models are available on request.

The summary document can be downloaded by registered users at from the following directory: PALE-Blu Data / PB Species Distribution


ECMWF-ERA Wind Speed & Direction at 10m 2005-2017 available to PALE-Blu partners on request

This dataset is available to PALE-Blu project partners on request.  Please email if you require access to this data.

European Wind characteristics at 10m in height derived from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) reanalyses (ERA) data. The data defines characteristics such as windspeed direction from and direction.  Monthly mean values for the years 2005-2017 at 0.125 of a degree Clipped to the PALE-Blu extent.


MODIS v6 01-16 TFA data available MIR & Vegetation Indices

The latest release of 1km resolution images produced by Temporal Fourier analysis of global MODIS data. The imagery summarises some key environmental indicators, incorporating seasonal dynamics, for the PALE-Blu study area.  This version of the Fourier processed imagery has been applied to a time series of version 6 MODIS data for 2001-16.

The latest release includes the Middle Infra-red (MIR) band 03, the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) band 14 and the Enhance Vegetation Index (EVI) band 15.


ESA CCI Land Cover layer 300m 2015 clipped to the PALE-Blu Extent now available

The ESA CCI Land cover data supercedes previous ESA GLOBCover datasets.  This similar product remains at 300m scale with similar land classes as GLOBCover and can be compared for land cover change.

From the ESA CCI land cover documentation: The CCI-LC project delivers consistent global LC maps at 300 m spatial resolution on an annual basis from 1992 to 2015. The Coordinate Reference System used for the global land cover database is a geographic coordinate system (GCS) based on the World Geodetic System 84 (WGS84) reference ellipsoid.


World Database on Protected Areas Polygon layer clipped to the PALE-Blu extent now available

The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the only global database of protected areas. It is a joint effort between IUCN and UNEP, managed by UNEP-WCMC, to compile protected area information for all countries in the world from governments and other authoritative organizations which are referred to as data providers. The WDPA underpins Protected Planet at, where it can be viewed and downloaded and the database is integrated with other relevant information.


PALE-Blu 1km population layer GPWv4 and WorldPop UN adjusted

This population layer provides baseline GPWv4 population values which are replaced with worldPop data where available.  All values are adjusted to UN population figures where possible.  Please consult the excel file included in this download for more detailed information on the data by country.

This is the recommended 1km baseline population layer for the PLE-Blu project.  It is available to everyone who registes on the PALEBlu website.  See the home page for information on how to do this.


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