Participation of the Fire_cci project in the 11th EARSeL Forest Fires SIG Workshop

The 11th EARSeL Forest Fires SIG Workshop, was held at Chania, Crete (Greece), on 25-27 September 2017, at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM-MAICh). The head of ESA's Climate Office and CCI Programme Manager, Pascal Lecomte, presented in a keynote session the Climate Change Initiative Programme. The meeting also included a wide representation of the Fire_cci team.

The presentations of the Fire_cci team were:

  • Global Fire Impacts Assessment from Long Term Analysis of Burned Area Products
  • Sentinel-1 Based Algorithm to Detect Burned Areas
  • Mapping Small Fire Burn Scars in Africa using Sentinel-1 Interferometric SAR Coherence
  • Sample Allocation And Stratification For Validations Of Global Burned Area Products
  • Best Practices for Burnt Area Algorithms
  • Assessing Satellite-Derived Fire Disturbance Products for Climate Science
  • Inter-comparison of Global Satellite Burned Area Maps derived from MODIS, MERIS and SPOT-VGT

The EARSeL Forest Fires workshops have become, since 1995, a meeting point for the fire community to interchange research and experiences, and combine efforts to increase the knowledge on all topics regarding wildland fires and remote sensing, including burned area detection.