Enhanced Burnt Area product from the Copernicus Global Land Service

The new 300m Burnt Area (BA) product will replace the current 1km BA product from 4 September

Thursday, 09 August 2018

The BA product from the Copernicus Global Land Service is currently available on EUMETCast at 1km resolution. The Burnt Area detection is performed based on both 1km and 300m PROBA-V data. As there is an improved detection of smaller fires with the 300m data, the 1km BA product will be discontinued at the end of August 2018 and the new 300m BA product will be available from 4 September 2018.

Product updates vs. 1km BA product:

a) Spatial resolution: 1km means pixel size of 1°/112, 300m means pixel size of 1°/336.

b) Size: 300m BA sizes are 55MB (for the African coverage product — AFRI) and 35MB (for the South American coverage product — SOAM). This is substantially larger than current 1km sizes.

c) Product file format: There will be a switch from HDF5 data files to netCDF4 data files. The browse image (TIFF), metadata (XML) remain. The copyright text files (*RIG.txt) is omitted. The XSLT (.xsl) file should be accessed from the web site (and is thus no longer included in the disseminated ZIP product).

Example filenames:

Sample files are available on our FTP server:

The products will be distributed on EUMETCast, as follows:

AFRI product:
EUMETCast Europe: Channel TPC-5 (PID: 301, Multicast address:
EUMETCast Africa: Channel A1C-TPC-5 (PID: 100, Multicast address:

SOAM product:
EUMETCast Europe: Channel TPC-3 (PID: 509, Multicast address:

Users currently subscribed to receive Copernicus Global Land Service products will receive the new BA product automatically. Other users should register via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.

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