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ATSR Global Burned Forest Mapping

Development of a processing chain for the production of monthly incremental global maps showing newly burnt surfaces and pilot demonstration on Year 2000.

Project References
 Name GlobScar
 Title ATSR Global Burned Forest Mapping
 Programme DUP (Data User Programme)
 Theme Glob-series
 Cost €200k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (2000-2002)
 Sensors ERS-1 : ATSR-1
Project Description

Due to the environmental consequences of vegetation fires on a global scale (atmospheric emissions, greenhouse effect), regular maps of burned surfaces at a global scale are required by the scientific community. The CEOS pilot project Global Observation of Forest Cover (GOFC) has in particular requested the production of 1km resolution global area burnt products using the ATSR-2 instrument on board the ERS-2 satellite.

The objective of the GlobScar project was to demonstrate the feasibility of a processing, production and distribution chain of a global burn scar products on a regular basis and within a timely framework, based on ATSR-data. As a demonstration, one year (2000) of ATSR-products will be processed and validated.

 Results GLOBSCAR Final Report
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor VITO : Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) - Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Processes (TAP)
User Partnership
 Users GOFC : Global Observation of Forest Cover
Contact Points
 Project Manager Freddy Fierens
Boeretang 200
B-2400 Mol
Tel: +32 14 33 68 13
Fax: +32 14 32 27 95
 Technical Officer Olivier Arino
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
Tel: +39 06-941.80564
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
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