New article published describing the FireCCI50 burned area product

The article titled "Generation and analysis of a new global burned area product based on MODIS 250 m reflectance bands and thermal anomalies" has been published in Earth System Science Data:

Small Fire Dataset (FireCCISFD11) burned area information released


The new Sentinel-2 Fire_cci Small Fire Dataset v1.1 (also called FireCCISFD11) hast been released in October 2018.

This product is based on Sentinel-2 A information over Sub-Saharan Africa, and generated a burned area dataset at 20m resolution for the year 2016. This is the first high resolution burned area product released at a continental scale.

Fire_cci Workshop at the EGU 2018

The Fire_cci team is organizing an ESA Fire_cci burned area product review meeting during the upcoming EGU General Assembly 2018.

The workshop is public, and will take place on Tuesday, 10 April, 10.30 - 12.00, in Room 0.51 of the EGU venue in Vienna.

The objectives of the meeting are:

MODIS Fire_cci v5.0 Burned Area product (FireCCI50)

Animation MODIS v5.0

The new burned area product, MODIS Fire_cci v5.0 (also called FireCCI50 for short) was released on February 2018. It is the first global burned area product at 250m spatial resolution, and it is based on data from the Terra MODIS sensor (MOD09GQ), complemented with quality flags (MOD09GA) and active fires (MOD14ML) from other MODIS products.

Data is available from 2001 until 2016 at two spatial resolutions:

A data-driven approach to identify controls on global fire activity from satellite and climate observations (SOFIA V1)

As part of the ESA Living Planet Fellowship, and in collaboration with the Fire_cci project, an article on the SOFIA model has been published in Geoscientific Model Development.The article can be accessed at Abstract:Vegetation fires affect human infrastructures, ecosystems, global vegetation distribution, and atmospheric composition.