Users for the fire cci products are identified in the Statement of Work of this Project. Basically these are the wider Climate Research Community. This group is understood as the drivers in the CCI and therefore play the single most important role. The users are considered in the project not only in the engaged Climate modellers (see above the Climate Research Group) within the project team. They are also consulted via a structured dialogue with the Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG) - see below. Other external users are also invited to assess and evaluate the fire_cci algorithms and products via collaboration in the Round-Robin action of the project. The Users can be grouped in:
The Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG) consist of notable European institutions representing an interface of the CCI program and the wider climate research community. The CMUG is intended as a structured forum allowing for discussion and inter-comparison of assessment methods, agreement on best practices and common standards, and multi-disciplinary assessments of the consistency, error characteristics and impacts of the global data products generated by CCI. CMUG allows for an integrated analysis of all eleven ECVs being addressed in the first Phase of the CCI program. CMUG will provide integrated feedback assuring that ECV products will evolve according to their and the wider Climate Research Communities needs.
One focus of this project is the involvement of the end users of the burnt area product to be generated. To reach this objective not only the project internal climate modellers and the Climate Modelling User Group will participate. Also other interested climate modellers are invited to provide their input in the requirements analysis, in round-robin actions and the data validation. The wider climate research community includes the Climate Modelling User Group and the institutions engaged in the project team as partners.
In addition to climate-modelling researchers, other scientists can also benefit from the Fire Disturbance product generated in this project.