The new version of the MERIS Burned Area products has been released.

Version 4.1 includes some improvements with respect to version 3.1, such as:

  • The time series of the product was expanded, and now covers the period 2005-2011.
  • The new version of the algorithm includes pixels that are burned twice in the same year, as it tackles monthly...
20 Jul 16

The new Fire_cci newsletter, to be presented at the ESA Living Planet Symposium 2016, in Prague, is here.

09 May 16

A new article detailing the methods and results of the global burned area (BA) product developed by the Fire_cci Team has been published in Global Ecology and Biogreography in March 2016. 

The article, entitled "A new global burned area product for climate assessment of fire impacts", presents the methods for generating the global BA product, along...

31 Mar 16

Why is information on burned areas needed?

It is estimated, that about 25%-35% of Greenhouse gases (GHG) are resulting from biomass burning and therefore they are considered an important factor in climate change (GTOS 68, T13 Fire Disturbance).


Aims of the Fire_cci project

Current global...

28 Jan 16

In order to generate a BA product that fits your needs you are kindly asked to complete the following questionnaire. Your input is very valuable to us and if you have more detailed comments or suggestions, please feel free to formulate them. While the focus of the ESA initiative is on climate change research and assessments, other user communities are very welcomed to use the Fire_cci products.


24 Sep 15