Affiliated Organisations and Groups

Affiliated Organisations and Groups undertake substantial work on wildfires and bring their own
resources to work with the Centre for a specific period of time on a particular topic or activity. The
granting of Affiliated status is unanimously approved by the Leadership Team.

Technical University of Crete

Affiliated Organisation

Technical University of Crete (TUC) is one of the leading Universities in Greece, hosting a diverse range of Engineering Departments. The Department of Environmental Engineering is a major hub of excellence in the country for research in the environmental sciences and is the home of Associate and Founding Director Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis, who leads a research team focusing on climate and wildfire science. Through the affiliation partnership between our Centre and TUC, we aim to constructively build a deeper understanding of Mediterranean fires, their impacts, and best ways of managing them.

FURNACES project

Affiliated Group

Fire in the Future: interaction with Ecosystems and Society (FURNACES) is a 3-year German-Austrian collaborative project (2020-2023), which aims to bring together expertise in fire ecology, social ecology, remote sensing, data science and vegetation modelling to better understand the local to global relationships between human, climate, vegetation and fire. The affiliated partnership between our Centre and FURNACES will leverage synergies within meta-analysis of human-fire relationships, use of remote-sensing data to explore the drivers of fire regimes and the development of improved fire models that incorporate both physical and societal controls on fire.

Associated Projects

In addition to the Core Projects directly funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the following
wildfire-related projects have been awarded to Centre members.


  • WILDFIRE: Enhanced PIR sensors for remote wildfire detection and prevention (King’s College London and Imperial College London – Martin Wooster, Roger Whatmore)
  • Lemontree (University of Reading and Imperial College London- Sandy Harrison, Colin Prentice)
  • Resilience and Adaptation to Climatic Extreme Wildfires (RACE Wildfires) (Imperial College London – Guillermo Rein)
  • Wildfire Vulnerability Assessment in North America (Imperial College London – Guillermo Rein)
  • GeoStationary Fire data for Developing Countries (King’s College London – Martin Wooster)
  • Pollution and Climate Smart Agriculture in China (King’s College London – Martin Wooster)


Leadership Team