New version of the Fire_cci Burned Area product released

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:

New publication of Fire_cci on Global Ecology and Biogeography

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 with a comparison with other existing BA products in terms of BA extension, fire size and shapes and emissions derived from biomass burnings.

Questionnaire for users

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.

You can download the questionnaire here.

Fire_cci Newsletter - Issue COP 21

Fire_cci Newsletter - Special Issue COP-21

In this issue:

  • Overview of Phase 1
  • Towards Phase 2 of the project
  • Access to data products
  • Forward look
  • Upcoming activities
  • Publications and presentations

Successful Kick-Off of Fire_cci Phase 2

The Kick-Off meeting for Phase 2 of Fire_cci was held at the University of Alcala, Spain, on 7-8 September 2015, with the attendance of representatives of the Fire_cci project team and the ESA Technical Officer. This new phase of the project will last for a period of 36 months, and will continue and improve the work done in Phase 1.

The new consortium for Phase 2 is organized as follows:

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