This bulletin is the 5th semestrial bulletin from LifeWatch Wallonia-Brussels. It pinpoints some of the major extreme events with respect to land cover dynamics in Europe. Weekly updated land cover dynamics for snow and vegetation greenness in Europe is available (view and download) on www.uclouvain.be/lifewatch.
The second semester of 2015 was characterized by a mild autumn and a lack of snow in winter for the second consecutive year. Several below average vegetation greenness have been spotted, including in the Volga bassin where it seems to be due to dam management.