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 is 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 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:

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

User Groups

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 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 with our Climate Research Group. The Users can be grouped in:

Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG) – consists of notable European institutions representing an interface of the CCI Programme 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 ECVs being addressed in the CCI Programme.

Climate Research Community – one focus of this project is the involvement of the end users of the burned area products that are 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.

Other Users – in addition to climate-modelling researchers, other scientists can also benefit from the Fire Disturbance product generated in this project.