The Fire_cci Project Team

The University of Alcalá (UAH) has formed a group of research institutions, technology partners and companies in order to carry out the Fire_cci project in an optimum way. The whole group and its partners are referred to as the UAH project team.

The scientific and industrial consortium of the UAH team for the new Phase of the Programme (called CCI+) consists of the following partners, which are shortly described below with their experience and proposed roles.

UAH is the lead partner and the scientific coordinator of the activities of its partners. 

Specific groups of partners are set-up to address specific tasks

  • Earth Observation Science Group
  • System Engineers
  • Climate Research Group

Earth Observation Science Team


UAH,University of Alcala (Spain) is the project science leader partner as well as the project manager, and will develop burned area (BA) algorithms for coarse-resolution sensors based on Sentinel-3 SYN products and for a combination of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data for test sites in Africa.

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM, Spain) will develop algorithms for merging burned area products into a consistent multi-sensor product, and merging different sensor reflectances for inputs to BA algorithms.

National Research Council of Italy - Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of Environment (CNR - IREA, Italy) will be in charge of the validation of the burned area products.

System Engineers


Brockmann Consult GmbH (BC, Germany) will be responsible for the system engineering and BA production.

Climate Research Group


Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPIM, Germany)  will work on user requirements analysis and atmospheric emissions evaluation.

National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, France) will work on the assessment of the quality of the BA products for their application in carbon cycling and atmospheric studies.


During Phase 2, the following partners were also members of the Fire_cci Project Team:

University of the Basque Country (EHU, Spain)

University of Leicester (UL, United Kingdom)

University College London (UCL, United Kingdom)

School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon (ISA, Portugal)

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC, Germany)

Research Institute for Development (IRD, France)

Stichting VU-VUmc (VUA, Netherlands)

Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH (RSS, Germany)

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium)

During Phase 1, the following partners were also members of the Fire_cci Project Team:

GAF AG, Munich (Germany)

DLR – Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany), Applied Remote Sensing Cluster


JÜLICH – Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany)

INIA – Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agraria y Alimentaria, Remote Sensing Research Group: Fire and Earth observation scientific expertise (Spain)