NCEO LTS-S

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leicester
Department Name: National Centre for Earth Observation

Abstract

NCEO research in this programme will make use of the latest, most interesting information from satellite data in combination with state-of-the-art NERC-supported global models of principally the land, atmosphere and ocean. NCEO staff have internationally recognised skills in analysing satellite data, evaluating models and merging the data into models (data assimilation) which will enable us to take major steps forward in analysing and understanding the Earth system and feedbacks between the component domains (air, water, land and ice) within it. A primary underpinning NCEO activity is to produce high quality data sets from the latest satellite observations. We will use observations from ESA Earth Explorers, Eumetsat operational weather satellites, Copernicus Sentinels, NASA/NOAA research and operational missions and JAXA satellites. We will devise innovative algorithms to generate state-of-the-art Earth Observation (EO) data, with uncertainties, for significant variables which allow us to monitor and understand change and variability in the Earth system: vegetation change and stored carbon (biomass); fire radiative power and combustion completeness; surface reflectance and emissivity; atmospheric trace gases including CO2, CH4 and O3; aerosols, clouds and precipitation; top-of-atmosphere radiances and fluxes, surface temperatures over land and sea. These datasets are powerful when combined with models. NCEO's second underpinning activity will provide a flexible community data assimilation tool for scientists to trial different methods and EO data with important community models. Uncertainties are critical to the performance of assimilation systems and NCEO scientists will characterise these for our key models and data, making them available publically. We will also examine new non-linear methods, collaborating with the mathematics community to ensure the appropriateness of our techniques. Our assimilation methods and EO data will be employed in our three strategic Programme science areas: 1. Global and Regional Carbon Cycle (GRCC); 2. Large-scale coupling of the biosphere-atmosphere during the Anthropocene (BIOATM); 3. Diagnosing Energy and Water Exchanges in the Earth System (DEWEES). The global carbon cycle plays a central role in the Earth system but a comprehensive understanding of its current state, main drivers and sensitivities remains a key challenge in climate science. In the GRCC area we will seek to meet this challenge, exploiting the developments made in our two underpinning activities to advance understanding of: dynamic carbon pools in ocean and land ecosystems; exchanges of carbon between the surface and atmosphere; regional carbon budgets. Ultimately, we will advance our data assimilation methods towards an integrated carbon observing system that links process models and global EO data across domains. The atmosphere globally integrates spatially and temporally varying surface emissions over a wide range of time scales. Consequent atmospheric variations in affect weather, climate and air quality with feedbacks to the biosphere. In the BIOATM area we will quantify the links between the surface fluxes driving atmospheric composition, including the interactions between human and natural emissions, and assess large-scale consequences for variations and trends. Energy flows between the surface, atmosphere and space play a fundamental role in establishing the large scale circulation that drives our weather and climate, being intrinsically coupled to the water cycle via the exchange of latent heat. However, understanding how clouds, precipitation and the land surface respond to, and themselves modify, changes to the circulation is a major challenge. In the DEWEES area we will develop the first global observational framework linking the large-scale circulation, convection and land surface processes in order to meet this challenge.

Organisations

Publications

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Allan R (2020) Atmospheric precursors for intense summer rainfall over the United Kingdom in International Journal of Climatology

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Allan RP (2020) Advances in understanding large-scale responses of the water cycle to climate change. in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

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Allison L (2020) Observations of planetary heating since the 1980s from multiple independent datasets in Environmental Research Communications

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Amezcua J (2021) Assimilating atmospheric infrasound data to constrain atmospheric winds in a two-dimensional grid in Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

 
Description This grant has enabled new, high quality global data sets (from satellite) for environmental science, advances in techniques for data assimilation which is the framework by which models are modified by data, and discovery of improvements in our knowledge of Earth system processes. As a result, we have made advances in our understanding of the carbon cycle, of the control of atmospheric composition and its interaction with the and surface, and in energy and radiative processes. Climate model biases and uncertainties have been identified. Some highlights include: 1) Improving knowledge of terrestrial carbon stocks through unique biomass datasets; 2) New determinations of carbon net fluxes from satellite and in situ observations of carbon dioxide; 3) A new data assimilation (DA) capability for soil moisture in the JULES model ; 4) Quantifying the sources of aerosol across the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) and policy-related shifts of crop-burning; 5) Development of an integrated framework for quantitative assessment of energy and water balances across the global surface ocean-land and atmosphere-to-space system.
Exploitation Route Our results will be used by the global community of environmental scientists, by policy makers through international and national reports and by industry to design and build better satellite missions for observing the Earth. International services are building information products based on our data. Results from these activities are supporting other NERC-funded projects including the highlight topic project, DARE-UK, led by U. Bristol, examining greenhouse gas emissions in the UK; SECO, led by the U. Edinburgh, investigating carbon dynamics in the dry tropics; UNFOGS led by U. Leeds focussing on new, relevant laboratory chemistry data. We have considerable engagement with public sector bodies such as the Met Office, the Defra family of environmental agencies and the National Physical Laboratory. Internationally, there is huge activity through our datasets in working to produce synthesized datasets, undertake international comparisons and drive satellite missions. Support to new satellite missions includes TRUTHS (metrology for visible radiation and satellite inter-calibration), MicroCarb (first European mission dedicated to greenhouse gases), Sentinel high priority candidate missions (CO2M for carbon dioxide; LSTM for land surface temperature) and FORUM (first mission to measure systematically the far infrared spectrum of the Earth).
Sectors Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy

 
Description Findings have been used to verify government policy with respect to understanding of carbon and greenhouse gases in the light of the Paris Agreement and COP-26 (Defra, BEIS); to agree spends of UK monies on international operational satellites and the launch of new technologies (UK Space Agency); to support thousands of farmers in Africa and associated agricultural insurances.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
 
Description Contributing with data to the Second Order Draft (SOD) of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2019 Refinement), Volume 4 (AFOLU), Chapter 4 (Forest Land), Table 4.7 (Above-Ground Biomass In Natural Forests).
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Government approval of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Summary for Policy Makers
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This reached all UN countries and provided baseline evidence for which policy to mitigate damage to livelihoods, infrastructure and ecosystems from climate change
URL https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/
 
Description Integrating Earth Observation into International Climate Policy
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited Expert onto the GCOS-TOPC Panel
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Invited roundtable discussion on climate change and national security at Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies at Cabinet Offices, London
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Impact on policymakers interested in the effects of climate change on national security issues.
 
Description LSTM Mission Advisory Group
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Lead Author WMO/UNEP Ozone Assessment 2022
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Input to the Montreal Protocol on substances which protect the ozone layer.
 
Description Lectures at ESA Earth Observation Summer School, August 2018
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Approximately 70 early-career researchers from all round the world followed a 2-week course on Earth Observation in Frascati, Italy. I provided training in data assimilation through a series of lectures and computer exercises, Videos of the lectures are online and my introductory lecture has been watched over 170 times in 2 months.
URL https://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Sets/Earth_observation_summer_school_lectures_2018
 
Description Training course in collaboration with ECMWF
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Training course in collaboration with ECMWF
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Lectures and tutorials were provided to students on a "Theory of data assimilation" course, linked to the ECMWF one-week course in data assimilation. 23 early career researchers from the UK, Europe and international were trained on the fundamentals of data assimilation.
 
Description Training course in collaboration with ECMWF
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Lectures and tutorials were provided to students on a "Theory of data assimilation" course, linked to the ECMWF one-week course in data assimilation. 24 early career researchers from the UK, Europe and international were trained on the fundamentals of data assimilation.
URL https://research.reading.ac.uk/met-darc/ecmwf2019/
 
Description Training course on data assimilation for the Ghana Space Institute as part of NCEO ODA
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description (SEAMLESS) - Services based on Ecosystem data AssiMiLation: Essential Science and Solutions
Amount € 1,499,851 (EUR)
Funding ID 101004032 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description AMT4CO2Flux
Amount £151,585 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 11/2021 
End 04/2023
 
Description Agri-Tech in China Newton Network+
Amount £124,413 (GBP)
Funding ID LG007 
Organisation Rothamsted Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Assessment of the potential use of high resolution Thermal Infra-Red (TIR) bands
Amount € 400,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000120368/17/NL/AF/hh 
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 04/2017 
End 04/2020
 
Description AtlantECo (H2020)
Amount £259,019 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 08/2020 
End 09/2025
 
Description BICEP (ESA)
Amount £325,492 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2020 
End 06/2022
 
Description CAMPUS (Combining Autonomous observations and Models for Predicting and Understanding Shelf seas)
Amount £501,040 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R006849/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description COPERNICUS SPACE COMPONENT VALIDATION FOR LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH AND WATER VAPOUR SENTINEL-3 PRODUCTS
Amount € 1,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description CSSP Brazil BZ2: Evaluation of South American Ecosystem Processes
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newton Fund 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Climate Change Initiative
Amount £3,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 01/2025
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service - Lot 1 Atmospheric Physics - 1st 12 months
Amount € 2,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID C3S2_312a Lot 1 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 12/2024
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service C3S_312b_Lot2
Amount £148,705 (GBP)
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 06/2021
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service Lot 2 Atmospheric Composition 1st 12 months
Amount € 2,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID C3S2_312a Lot 2 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2022
 
Description DEFRA AQ
Amount £126,723 (GBP)
Funding ID ecm_55415 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description Detection and Attribution of Regional greenhouse gas Emissions in the UK (DARE-UK)
Amount £200,586 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S003746/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2023
 
Description Development of Operational Prototype of GHGWatch
Amount £297,509 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description EO4Society - Restore-IT
Amount € 150,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000136484/21/I-DT-lr 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 12/2021 
End 12/2022
 
Description ESA CCI Land Surface Temperature
Amount € 1,745,720 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000123553/18/I-NB 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2018 
End 10/2021
 
Description ESA CCI+ New R&D on CCI ECVs
Amount € 8,371,016 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description ESA Earth Observation Envelope Programme - Data User Element (GlobTemperature)
Amount € 332,995 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000xxx/13/I-AM 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 11/2013 
End 12/2017
 
Description ESA LSTM End-2-End Mission Performance Simulator (E2ES) Study
Amount € 250,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000125870/18/NL/LF 
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 11/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description ESA Living Planet Fellowship
Amount € 82,914 (EUR)
Funding ID EOP-S/14/008/DFP-dr 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description ESA Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC)
Amount € 354,466 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000111836/14/I-LG 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 09/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Description ESA-Future Earth COP26 Demonstrator
Amount € 24,914 (EUR)
Funding ID ESA-2020-04 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 08/2020 
End 08/2021
 
Description EUMETSAT Visiting Scientist Scheme (Intercomparison of the CM SAF and GlobTemperature LST TCDR Project)
Amount € 21,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 03/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description Euro-Argo RISE (H2020)
Amount £31,828 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2023
 
Description FRM4SOC 2
Amount £114,632 (GBP)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2023
 
Description FY2017 JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan (Long-term)
Amount ¥1,550,400 (JPY)
Organisation Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) 
Sector Public
Country Japan
Start 03/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description GCOM-C Satellite Validation 2018-2019
Amount ¥1,500,000 (JPY)
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency 
Sector Public
Country Japan
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description GHGWatch - a multi-sensor approach to Greenhouse Gas Detection,
Amount £226,295 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description GRIP Australia EO4 Climate Agritec
Amount £181,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 03/2022
 
Description Grant for Scoping Meeting of Working Group on Earth Observations for Ecology and Epidemiology of Water-associated Diseases
Amount € 9,780 (EUR)
Funding ID http://www.ocean-partners.org/earth-observation-ecology-and-epidemiology-water-associated-diseases 
Organisation Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans, POGO 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Ground-Based Observations for validation (GBOV) of Copernicus Global Land Products
Amount € 172,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2017 
End 06/2021
 
Description Ground-Based Observations for validation (GBOV) of Copernicus Global Land Products - Phase 2
Amount € 2,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2021 
End 12/2025
 
Description Heat Data for cities: a pilot project with Ordnance Survey in support of UK climate change actions
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 03/2022
 
Description HydroJULES Data Assimilation
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Agri-tech Seeding Catalyst Award
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description JAXA2021
Amount ¥1,500,000 (JPY)
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency 
Sector Public
Country Japan
Start 02/2022 
End 03/2022
 
Description Land Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (LST_cci) Phase-2
Amount € 1,300,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000123553/18/I-NB 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2022 
End 03/2025
 
Description Microcarb
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Description NOWMAPS 2 - EU Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) - Monitoring and Forecasting Centre of the North-West European Shelf-Seas (MFC NWS)
Amount € 1,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description NOWMAPS-3
Amount € 3,600,000 (EUR)
Organisation Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2021 
End 12/2022
 
Description Newton-Fund CSSP-China VEgetation near Real time Detection And moNiToring for China (VERDANT) Project
Amount £221,755 (GBP)
Funding ID P107722 
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Novel Assimilation Methods for Coupled Atmosphere-ocean Prediction (NAMCAP)
Amount £191,588 (GBP)
Funding ID P107915 
Organisation Newton Fund 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Novel Assimilation Methods for Coupled Atmosphere-ocean Prediction Follow On (NAMCAP-FO)
Amount £120,191 (GBP)
Funding ID IND21_1.5 P109792 
Organisation Newton Fund 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description OC-CCI (ESA)
Amount £861,666 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description OPTIMA (Optical Data Modelling and Assimilation) - Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) - Service Evolution
Amount € 122,585 (EUR)
Organisation Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description Ocean-Colour Data in Climate studies
Amount £41,067 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P020135/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Optical Mission Performance Cluster (OPT-MPC)
Amount € 20,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2026
 
Description Pathways Of Dispersal for Cholera And Solution Tools (PODCAST)
Amount £700,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S012567/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 02/2021
 
Description Phase A/B1/B2/C/D - Land Surface Temperature Monitoring Mission
Amount £158,000 (GBP)
Organisation Airbus Group 
Department Airbus Defence & Space
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 03/2019 
End 04/2027
 
Description REVIVAL
Amount £484,885 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Description Research Experience Placement (REP): Summer placement funding for an undergraduate student to use TROPOMI NO2 data to derive UK NOx emissions
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department School of Earth and Environment
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description SNOWITE
Amount € 200,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2021 
End 06/2022
 
Description SPRINT - ESDIM (Environmental Sites Data Intelligent Monitoring)
Amount £49,950 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description Scientific Service Support for GHG Product Processing and Continuous Cal/Val Requirements Definition using UoL-FP
Amount £501,792 (GBP)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description SeaBIOMES
Amount £972,180 (GBP)
Organisation Simons Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 06/2017 
End 06/2022
 
Description Sentinel 4 L2 processor development contract change notices (CCNs) 4-12
Amount £179,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 12/2019 
End 12/2022
 
Description Sentinel 5 Precursor Mission Performance Centre extension CCN8
Amount € 26,647 (EUR)
Funding ID MPC-KNMI-CC-0003-SD-service-level-agreement CCN8 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 09/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description Sentinel 5 precursor mission performance centre CCN6
Amount £128,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Department ESRIN
Sector Public
Country Italy
Start 03/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Sentinel-5p+ Innovation WaterVapour Isotopologue
Amount £99,918 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2019 
End 06/2021
 
Description Solar wind data assimilation - maximising the accuracy of space-weather forecasting
Amount £357,854 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S010033/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 04/2022
 
Description Study for Alternative MAP-based CO2 Retrieval Algorithm
Amount € 100,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description TONOEC - Funding to support the research for the coordination and submission of a proposal for a large Horizon Europe grant (TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL4-2022-SPACE-01-41)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description TRUTHS Mission Accompanying Consolidation Study
Amount € 14,776 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 08/2021 
End 05/2023
 
Description TRUTHS URD - User requirements Study for SI traceable measurements of Incoming and Reflected Spectrally Resolved Solar Radiance and Irradiance
Amount £62,199 (GBP)
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 09/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description TRUTHS User Requirements Study for SI Traceable Measurements of Incoming and Reflected Spectrally Resolved Solar Radiance and Irradiance
Amount £175,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 4000128791/19/NL/FF/ab 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start  
End 06/2020
 
Description Thermal InfraRed Imager Scientific sIMulation study (TIRI-SIM)
Amount € 90,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000117242/16/NL/FF/mc 
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 06/2016 
End 06/2017
 
Description UK Analysis-Ready Data Tests in Support of CEOS Standards
Amount £12,330 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 05/2019
 
Title Basic tools in Data Assimilation 
Description Code containing basic data assimilation methods (variational, ensemble Kalman filters, particle filters) in some simple systems. This was used for training purposes in an international DA course (in partnership with ECMWF) and the tools are available online for download and practice. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact PhD students from different institutions can use these tools in their research as they are, or they can use it as base to build more complicated tools. 
URL https://research.reading.ac.uk/met-darc/ecmwf2020/
 
Title A global database of vertical profiles derived from Biogeochemical Argo float measurements for biogeochemical and bio-optical applications 
Description The presented database includes 0-1000 m vertical profiles of bio-optical and biogeochemical variables acquired by autonomous profiling Biogeochemical-Argo (BGC-Argo) floats. Data have been collected between October 2012 and January 2016, around local noon, in several oceanic areas encompassing the diversity of ocean's trophic environments. The database includes profiles of downward irradiance at 3 wavelengths (380, 412 and 490 nm), photosynthetically available radiation, chlorophyll a concentration, fluorescent dissolved organic matter, and particle light backscattering at 700 nm. All variables have been quality controlled following specifically-developed procedures, that aimed to support biogeochemical and bio-optical applications at the global scale. Data corruption by biofouling and any instrumental drift has also been verified. Moreover, to allow users for different biogeochemical applications, vertical profiles of chlorophyll a and particle light backscattering at 700 nm have been presented before and after advanced processing (e.g., non-photochemical quenching correction, identification of spikes). Vertical profiles of temperature and salinity associated to these bio-optical data are also provided although they have been only quality-controlled for sensor issues related to bio-fouling and instrumental drift. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact n/a 
URL https://www.seanoe.org/data/00383/49388/
 
Title A statistical method for structural error diagnostic in multiple EO data 
Description An EOF-based statistical model designed to diagnose structural error in multiple EO data. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The estimated structural bias in EO data can be used to generate off-diagonal error covariances in the Earth's energy budget inverse model. The spatially correlated bias map can be used to improve the domain selection/definition for regional energy budget. 
 
Title CARDAMOM Brazil C-cycle analysis (1x1 degree; monthly; 2001-2017) 
Description This dataset contains a netCDF file reporting terrestrial C-cycle analysis of Brazil at 1 x 1 degree spatial and monthly temporal resolutions for 2001 to 2017. The analysis uses the CARDAMOM model-data fusion framework to retrieve information on Brazil's terrestrial C-cycle uncertainty uniquely for each location based on location and time specific observations and their uncertainties. The files contains pixel-level estimates of C storage (plant tissues and dead organic matter), C fluxes (photosynthesis, respiration, fire emissions), allocation of C to plant tissues and their residence times. All variables include uncertainty information reporting the 2.5 %, 25 %, 50 %, 75 % and 97.5% quantiles. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset supports uncertainty bounded benchmarking of JULES and INLAND land surface models C-cycle processes. The benchmarking allows identification of model-observation mismatch and targeting of the underlying process responsible for the error. 
URL https://datashare.ed.ac.uk/handle/10283/3841
 
Title CARDAMOM Kenyan C-cycle analysis (0.25 degree, monthly, 2014-2017): Forest and savannah specific 
Description This dataset contains two netCDF file reporting terrestrial C-cycle analysis of Kenya at 0.25 x 0.25 degree spatial and monthly temporal resolutions for 2014 to 2017. One analysis specifically focused on forested land of Kenya, the other analysis focused on savannah land. The analysis uses the CARDAMOM model-data fusion framework to retrieve information on Kenya's terrestrial C-cycle uncertainty uniquely for each location based on location and time specific observations and their uncertainties. The files contains pixel-level estimates of C storage (plant tissues and dead organic matter), C fluxes (photosynthesis, respiration, fire emissions), allocation of C to plant tissues and their residence times. All variables include uncertainty information reporting the 2.5 %, 25 %, 50 %, 75 % and 97.5% quantiles. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Provides a first demonstration of a model-data fusion analysis where the observational constraints are derived from aggregating fine spatial scale information about specific ecosystems (i.e. forest or savanna) to a coarse resolution analysis allowing for the inclusion of ecosystem specific analysis achieved in a computationally efficient way. This analysis underpins future continental scale analyses. 
URL https://datashare.ed.ac.uk/handle/10283/3848
 
Title CARDAMOM panarctic retrievals 2000-2015 
Description Pan Arctic estimates of C cycling at 1 degree resolution, from 2000-2015, at monthly resolution with confidence intervals. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This results underpin a publication by Lopez-Blanco et al. 
URL http://datashare.is.ed.ac.uk
 
Title Clinical dataset of cholera incidence in coastal district in India 
Description Surveillance data of cholera outbreaks at the district level in India over the period July 2009 to December 2019 were collected from publicly available weekly epidemiological reports published in Portable Document Format by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme of India (IDSP). Each report describes the incidences of communicable diseases for a given week with detailed information per state and district on the disease, number of cases, number of deaths, start date, reporting date, current status and comments related to each outbreak. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The epidemiological datasets of have been used has a core input for the development of machine learning model to produce environmental cholera-risk forecast based on combination satellite climate data records. We have demonstrated a novel application of machine learning for cholera risks in coastal India. The algorithm identified correctly 89.5% of outbreaks across all coastal Indian district reporting cholera outbreaks. We are investigating potential for transfer of model to other regions and possible inclusion of socio-economic data. Peer-reviewed article has been published in Dec 2020 in the peer-reviewed journal Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. Amy Campbell is first author, and Dr Racault is corresponding author. The results have been presented by Amy Campbell at the International Symposium Ocean & Human Health 2-3 Dec 2020. The paper has achieved an altimetric score of 57 (In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric). The paper has been taken up by more than 7 news outlets including the BBC world news. The results have also been presented in a press release by ESA https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Preparing_for_the_Future/Space_for_Earth/Space_for_health/Cholera_outbreaks_predicted_using_climate_data_and_AI 
URL https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/24/9378
 
Title DALEC2 
Description Data assimilation linked ecosystem carbon model - an intermediate complexity model of the terrestrial carbon cycle. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact DALEC is a core component of the CARDAMOM carbon-data model framework 
 
Title EDGAR v5.0 emissions inventory speciated for the MOZART chemical mechanism 
Description Emission inventories need to be adapted to be used in chemical transport models (CTMs). They usually need ad-hoc preprocessing based on the chemical mechanism used in the CTM, including speciation of non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs). Here we provide monthly EDGAR v5.0 global air pollutant emissions for the year 2015, speciated for the MOZART chemical mechanism. The dataset is also ready to use in WRF-Chem atmospheric model with MOZART-MOSAIC options. Emission files are provided as individual NetCDF files for each pollutant containing anthropogenic sector emissions as individual variables. In the folder you will find: edgarv5_MOZART_data.tar.gz: EDGAR v5.0 monthly emissions for the year 2015 (NetCDFformat), speciated for MOZART chemical mechanism. Both total and individual sector emissions are included in each file. edgarv5_MOZART_MOSAIC.inp: Input file for anthroemiss preprocessing tool for MOZART-MOSAIC options in WRF-Chem. technical_note_EDGARv5_MOZART.pdf : documentation. These files are also ready-to be used in WRF-Chem anthro-emiss preprocessing tool with the MOZART-MOSAIC options. Accompanying code for preparing the dataset can be found at repository: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6145846 For more detail, please refer to the technical documentation (technical_note_EDGARv5_MOZART.pdf). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset contains emissions from EDGAR v5.0 that we have reprocessed for compatibility with the MOZART chemical mechanism and the WRF-Chem chemical transport model. It is currently being used to evaluate air quality over India. 
URL https://zenodo.org/record/6130621
 
Title GOSAT solar induced fluorescence for the time period 2009-2018 
Description GOSAT solar induced fluorescence for the time period 2009-2018 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset has been used by a number of publications. 
 
Title Global ocean lagrangian trajectories based on AVISO velocities, v2.2 
Description The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) Long Term Science Single Centre (LTSS) Global Ocean Lagrangian Trajectories (OLTraj) provide 30-day forward and backward Lagrangian trajectories based on AVISO (Satellite Altimetry Data project) surface velocities. Each trajectory represents the path that a water mass would move along starting at a given pixel and a given day. OLTraj can be thus used to implement analyses of oceanic data in a Lagrangian framework. The purpose of OLTraj is to allow non-specialists to conduct Lagrangian analyses of surface ocean data. The dataset has global coverage and spans 1998-2019 with a daily temporal resolution. The trajectories were generated starting from zonal and meridional model velocity fields that were integrated using the LAMTA (6-hour time step - part of ) as described in Nencioli et al., 2018 and SPASSO (Software package for and adaptive satellite-based sampling for ocean graphic cruises containing LAMTA) software user guide. Please see the documentation section below for further information. Version 2.2 is a higher resolution version of V2.0 and also has double value for time variables to permit access via THREDDS. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact n/a 
URL https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/5c2b70d069cb467ab73e80b84c3e395a
 
Title INVICAT V3.0 
Description This is the updated version of the INVICAT model. Previously version 2.0 was available for use. Version 3.0 uses an updated version of the TOMCAT model (V1.81) and now does not require large amounts read/write to disk. Non-diagonal prior covariance error matrices are supported, and the model now is able to but run in parallel using MPI. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet. 
 
Title Improved high-resolution ocean reanalysis of Met Office GloSea5 data using the simple smoother algorithm, v1.0, June 2016 
Description The dataset is a Global ¼° 0-2000m ocean reanalysis for June 2016, providing temperature and salinity data. The product is based on Met Office GloSea5 reanalysis (Blockley et al. 2014), with the simple smoother algorithm applied to improve the original reanalysis. The simple smoother is designed for smooth data adjustments in sequentially generated reanalysis products by utilizing knowledge of future assimilation increments. A decay time parameter is applied to the smoother increments to account for memory decay timescales in the ocean. Further information is available in the documentation section. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset has significant improvement over the original Met Office FOAM reanalysis in the 3D temperature and salinity state and variability, as well as in the sea surface height (SSH) and ocean currents. The time variability of conservative quantities, particularly ocean heat and salt content, as well as kinetic energy and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), is also improved. This dataset is an advance of the existing ocean reanalysis products, and is of practical significance for ocean and climate research. 
URL https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/b0cf5a39647e4036bd5351274c5daa5f
 
Title Kapiti land surface temperature ground validation data 
Description This is the land surface temperature (LST) ground validation data collected at ILRI Kapiti Research Ranch Kenya. The useable data series is from October 2018 to March 2019. The data stored here are the raw readings, the values used to correct them and then the final emissivity and downwelling corrected surface temperature values. Also included in the table are the corresponding satellite surface temperatures from MODIS, SEVIRI LWIR, MLST-AS and ERA5-land. Finally, upscaled and corrected ground temperatures for the SEVIRI pixel sizes is given.Each .csv contains one full record from one mast. To get the 'Kapiti upscaled average' take a mean of the four (or three given Mast 2 short record) upscaled ground LST.Please cite the use of this date with both the dataset DOI and the accompanying paper (when available).Column headings are as follows:TIMESTAMP > The date and time of the ground observation.BattV > The battery voltage at time of observation.Sky_heitronic > Sky temperature from Mast 3.EM_108 > SEVIRI FVC derived emissivity at 10.8um.EM_108_errorbar > The error assoicated with EM_108.EM_120 > SEVIRI FVC derived emissivity at 12.0um.EM_120_errorbar > The error assoicated with EM_120.EM_39 > SEVIRI FVC derived emissivity at 3.9um.EM_39_errorbar > The error assoicated with EM_39.EM_87 > SEVIRI FVC derived emissivity at 8.7um.EM_87_errorbar > The error assoicated with EM_87.EM_BB > SEVIRI FVC broad band derived emmisivity.EM_BB_errorbar > The error assoicated with EM_BB.FVC > MLST product assoicated fractional vegetation cover.FVC_errorbar > FVC assoicated error.LAT > SEVIRI pixel sensor latitude.LON > SEVIRI pixel sensor longitude.LST > SEVIRI land surface temperatureLSTS > MLSTS-AS all weather surface temperatureLST_Q_FLAGS > MLST product quality flagsLST_errorbar > Error assoicated with the given SEVIRI LST value.SAA > SEVIRI satellite azimuth angle.SZA > SEVIRI satellite zenith angle.TCWV > Total column water vapour.VAA > SEVIRI pixel view azimuth angle.VZA > SEVIRI pixel view zenith angle.f_sun > Fraction of SEVIRI pixel sunlitf_shade > Fraction of SEVIRI pixel in shade.f_canopy > Fraction of SEVIRI pixel with canopy cover.Sky_apogee > Modelled Apogee equivelant sky temperature (from Heitronics).JPL_em > Calculated emissivity for the Apogee sensor in the JPL from the SEVIRI FVC emissivity values. ERA5 > ERA-5 provided LST for the pixel.ERA5 land skt > ERA-5 land provided LST for the pixel.MODIS_LST > MODIS LST for the pixel. Satellite > Name of the MODIS platform that provided MODIS_LST.MODIS_em > MODIS used emissivity value.MODIS_VA > MODIS view angle.JPL_1_LST_LUT > JPL first angle ground rounding corrected with look up table based approach and SEVIRI emissivity.JPL_2_LST_LUT > JPL second angle ground reading corrected with look up table based approach and SEVIRI emissivity..JPL_3_LST_LUT > JPL third angle ground reading corrected with look up table based approach and SEVIRI emissivity..Heitronic_LST_LUT > Ground reading corrected with look up table based approach and SEVIRI emissivity..JPL_1_LST_MODIS > JPL 1 ground reading corrected with MODIS emmisivity. JPL_2_LST_MODIS > JPL 2 ground reading corrected with MODIS emmisivity. JPL_3_LST_MODIS > JPL 3 ground reading corrected with MODIS emmisivity. Heitronic_LST_MODIS > Heitronics ground reading corrected with MODIS emmisivity. JPL_1_LST_LUT_cal > Calibration correction added.JPL_2_LST_LUT_cal > Calibration correction added.JPL_3_LST_LUT_cal > Calibration correction added.Heitronic_LST_LUT_cal > Calibration correction added.TA_1_2_1 > 2 m air temperature at Mast 1.JPL_wv > JPL central wavelength as provided by look up table.Sky_wv > Skywards Heitronics central wavelength as provided by look up table.H_wv > Groundwards Heitronics central wavelength as provided by look up table.Heitronics_uncert > Ground heitronics calculated uncertainty.JPL_1_uncert > JPL 1 calculated uncertainty.JPL_2_uncert > JPL 2 calculated uncertainty.JPL_3_uncert > JPL 3 calculated uncertainty.tod > Time of day classification (night or day).JPL_1_upscaled_LSTS > JPL1 upscaled to the SEVIRI pixel scale using the geometric model.JPL_2_upscaled_LSTS > JPL2 upscaled to the SEVIRI pixel scale using the geometric model.JPL_3_upscaled_LSTS > JPL3 upscaled to the SEVIRI pixel scale using the geometric model.Heitronics_upscaled_LSTS > Ground heitronics upscaled to the SEVIRI pixel scale using the geometric model. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://kcl.figshare.com/articles/dataset/Kapiti_land_surface_temperature_ground_validation_data/171...
 
Title Kapiti land surface temperature ground validation data 
Description This is the land surface temperature (LST) ground validation data collected at ILRI Kapiti Research Ranch Kenya. The useable data series is from October 2018 to March 2019. The data stored here are the raw readings, the values used to correct them and then the final emissivity and downwelling corrected surface temperature values. Also included in the table are the corresponding satellite surface temperatures from MODIS, SEVIRI LWIR, MLST-AS and ERA5-land. Finally, upscaled and corrected ground temperatures for the SEVIRI pixel sizes is given.Each .csv contains one full record from one mast. To get the 'Kapiti upscaled average' take a mean of the four (or three given Mast 2 short record) upscaled ground LST.Please cite the use of this date with both the dataset DOI and the accompanying paper (when available).Column headings are as follows:TIMESTAMP > The date and time of the ground observation.BattV > The battery voltage at time of observation.Sky_heitronic > Sky temperature from Mast 3.EM_108 > SEVIRI FVC derived emissivity at 10.8um.EM_108_errorbar > The error assoicated with EM_108.EM_120 > SEVIRI FVC derived emissivity at 12.0um.EM_120_errorbar > The error assoicated with EM_120.EM_39 > SEVIRI FVC derived emissivity at 3.9um.EM_39_errorbar > The error assoicated with EM_39.EM_87 > SEVIRI FVC derived emissivity at 8.7um.EM_87_errorbar > The error assoicated with EM_87.EM_BB > SEVIRI FVC broad band derived emmisivity.EM_BB_errorbar > The error assoicated with EM_BB.FVC > MLST product assoicated fractional vegetation cover.FVC_errorbar > FVC assoicated error.LAT > SEVIRI pixel sensor latitude.LON > SEVIRI pixel sensor longitude.LST > SEVIRI land surface temperatureLSTS > MLSTS-AS all weather surface temperatureLST_Q_FLAGS > MLST product quality flagsLST_errorbar > Error assoicated with the given SEVIRI LST value.SAA > SEVIRI satellite azimuth angle.SZA > SEVIRI satellite zenith angle.TCWV > Total column water vapour.VAA > SEVIRI pixel view azimuth angle.VZA > SEVIRI pixel view zenith angle.f_sun > Fraction of SEVIRI pixel sunlitf_shade > Fraction of SEVIRI pixel in shade.f_canopy > Fraction of SEVIRI pixel with canopy cover.Sky_apogee > Modelled Apogee equivelant sky temperature (from Heitronics).JPL_em > Calculated emissivity for the Apogee sensor in the JPL from the SEVIRI FVC emissivity values. ERA5 > ERA-5 provided LST for the pixel.ERA5 land skt > ERA-5 land provided LST for the pixel.MODIS_LST > MODIS LST for the pixel. Satellite > Name of the MODIS platform that provided MODIS_LST.MODIS_em > MODIS used emissivity value.MODIS_VA > MODIS view angle.JPL_1_LST_LUT > JPL first angle ground rounding corrected with look up table based approach and SEVIRI emissivity.JPL_2_LST_LUT > JPL second angle ground reading corrected with look up table based approach and SEVIRI emissivity..JPL_3_LST_LUT > JPL third angle ground reading corrected with look up table based approach and SEVIRI emissivity..Heitronic_LST_LUT > Ground reading corrected with look up table based approach and SEVIRI emissivity..JPL_1_LST_MODIS > JPL 1 ground reading corrected with MODIS emmisivity. JPL_2_LST_MODIS > JPL 2 ground reading corrected with MODIS emmisivity. JPL_3_LST_MODIS > JPL 3 ground reading corrected with MODIS emmisivity. Heitronic_LST_MODIS > Heitronics ground reading corrected with MODIS emmisivity. JPL_1_LST_LUT_cal > Calibration correction added.JPL_2_LST_LUT_cal > Calibration correction added.JPL_3_LST_LUT_cal > Calibration correction added.Heitronic_LST_LUT_cal > Calibration correction added.TA_1_2_1 > 2 m air temperature at Mast 1.JPL_wv > JPL central wavelength as provided by look up table.Sky_wv > Skywards Heitronics central wavelength as provided by look up table.H_wv > Groundwards Heitronics central wavelength as provided by look up table.Heitronics_uncert > Ground heitronics calculated uncertainty.JPL_1_uncert > JPL 1 calculated uncertainty.JPL_2_uncert > JPL 2 calculated uncertainty.JPL_3_uncert > JPL 3 calculated uncertainty.tod > Time of day classification (night or day).JPL_1_upscaled_LSTS > JPL1 upscaled to the SEVIRI pixel scale using the geometric model.JPL_2_upscaled_LSTS > JPL2 upscaled to the SEVIRI pixel scale using the geometric model.JPL_3_upscaled_LSTS > JPL3 upscaled to the SEVIRI pixel scale using the geometric model.Heitronics_upscaled_LSTS > Ground heitronics upscaled to the SEVIRI pixel scale using the geometric model. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://kcl.figshare.com/articles/dataset/Kapiti_land_surface_temperature_ground_validation_data/171...
 
Title LST_cci AATSR 
Description ESA Land Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (LST_cci): Land surface temperature from AATSR (Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer), level 3 collated (L3C) global product (2002-2012), version 3.00 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate model evaluation 
 
Title LST_cci ATSR-2 
Description ESA Land Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (LST_cci): Land surface temperature from ATSR-2 (Along-Track Scanning Radiometer 2), level 3 collated (L3C) global product (1995-2013), version 3.00 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate model evaluation 
 
Title LST_cci Aqua-MODIS 
Description ESA Land Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (LST_cci): Land surface temperature from MODIS (Moderate resolution Infra-red Spectroradiometer) on Aqua, level 3 collated (L3C) global product (2002-2018), version 3.00 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate model evaluation 
 
Title LST_cci IRCDR 
Description ESA Land Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (LST_cci): Multisensor Infra-Red (IR) Low Earth Orbit (LEO) land surface temperature (LST) time series level 3 supercollated (L3S) global product (1995-2020), version 2.00 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate model evaluation 
 
Title LST_cci IRMGP 
Description ESA Land Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (LST_cci): Multisensor Infra-Red (IR) Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) land surface temperature (LST) level 3 supercollated (L3S) global product (2009-2020), version 1.00 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate model evaluation 
 
Title LST_cci SLSTR-A 
Description ESA Land Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (LST_cci): Land surface temperature from SLSTR (Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer) on Sentinel 3A, level 3 collated (L3C) global product (2016-2020), version 3.00 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate model evaluation 
 
Title LST_cci SLSTR-B 
Description ESA Land Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (LST_cci): Land Surface Temperature from SLSTR (Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer) on Sentinel 3B, level 3 collated (L3C) global product (2018-2020), version 3.00 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate model evaluation 
 
Title LST_cci Terra-MODIS 
Description ESA Land Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (LST_cci): Land Surface Temperature from MODIS (Moderate resolution Infra-red Spectroradiometer) on Terra, level 3 collated (L3C) global product (2000-2018), version 3.00 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Climate model evaluation 
 
Title Land Surface Temperature (LST) dataset from the (A)ATSR instruments 
Description Land Surface Temperature (LST) products from the Along-Track Scanning Radiometers (ATSRs) at Level-2 (swath) and Level-3 (gridded) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Use of this dataset in multiple user applications 
URL http://data.globtemperature.info/
 
Title Land Surface Temperature (LST) datasets from the MODIS instruments 
Description Land Surface Temperature (LST) datasets from the MODIS instruments with uncertainties estimated from first principles 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Use the dataset in investigative studies on data assimilation into NWP, and building relationships between land and air temperature to fill the gaps in the global air temperature coverage 
 
Title Land Surface Temperature Climate Data Record from ATSRs 
Description A first Climate Data Record (CDR) of Land Surface Temperature from the ATSR sensors 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact First publications in preparation Collaborations with other group in intercomparing the CDR with Air Temperature data records 
URL http://data.globtemperature.info
 
Title Land Surface Temperature from SLSTR 
Description Operational Land Surface Temperature from the SLSTR sensor 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Operational Sentinel dataset available to the wide user community via Copernicus 
URL http://data.globtemperature.info
 
Title Multi-sensor Merged Land Surface Temperature Dataset 
Description 3-hourly Multi-sensor GEO + LEO Merged Land Surface Temperature dataset to resolve the diurnal cycle on a global basis 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Exploitation of this dataset in first publications 
URL http://data.globtemperature.info
 
Title NCEO LTSS: Global Ocean Lagrangian Trajectories, v1.0, 1998-2018 (OLTraj) 
Description The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) Long Term Science Single Centre (LTSS) Global Ocean Lagrangian Trajectories (OLTraj) provides 30-day forward and backward Lagrangian trajectories based on surface velocities from an ocean reanalysis. Each trajectory represents the path that a water mass would move along starting at a given pixel and a given day. OLTraj can be thus used to implement analyses of oceanic data in a Lagrangian framework. The purpose of OLTraj is to allow non-specialists to conduct Lagrangian analyses of surface ocean data. The dataset has global coverage and spans 1998-2018 with a daily temporal resolution. The trajectories were generated starting from zonal and meridional model velocity fields that were integrated using the LAMTA package (6-hour time step) as described in Nencioli et al., 2018. Please see the documentation section below for further information. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The dataset will be used to facilitate Lagrangian analysis of ocean satellite and in-situ data 
URL https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/b9c80907bb37487fa1744f3c86f3e792
 
Title Ocean Reanalysis including RAPID Array Data 
Description New Reanalysis based on Met Office Glosea5 system but including additional impact from assimilating RAPID array data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Reanalysis data will be transferred to CEDA and published by June 2019 
 
Title Reanalysis and regionalization of the biogeochemistry of the Mediterranean Sea (1998-2014) 
Description We assimilated ocean-colour phytoplankton functional types into a three dimensional physical-biogeochemical model of the Mediterranean Sea, in a reanalysis spanning 1998-2014. Daily and/or monthly outputs were collected in a database (NETCDF files) that is freely available on request to Stefano Ciavatta 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The post-processing of the database led to a novel definition of ecoregions in the Mediterranean Sea, based on the spatial distribution of the phytoplankton community structure and related carbon fluxes. The main purpose of such regionalization is to support Blue Growth in the Mediterranean Sea, and to test analysis tecniques that can be applied in the context of the North West European Shelf-Seas. These findings are the object of a manuscript submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, by Ciavatta et al. 
 
Title Reconstructions of the radiation fluxes at the top of atmosphere and net surface energy flux: DEEP-C Version 5.0 
Description In order to study the energy flow in the climate system, the radiative fluxes (OLR: Outgoing Longwave Radiation, ASR: Absorbed Solar Radiation, NET: Net Radiative Flux) at the top of atmosphere (TOA) prior to the CERES (Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System) period have been reconstructed using satellite observations of CERES v4.1 and ERBS WFOV v3.0 (Earth Radiation Budget Experiment Satellite Wide Field Of View), atmospheric reanalysis (ERA5: the fifth generation ECMWF ReAnalysis) and AMIP6 (the sixth phase of the coupled model intercomparison project) model simulations. The new approach using the mass-corrected atmospheric energy divergencies (transports) and consistent enthalpy treatment of water substances is employed to estimate the net surface energy fluxes. This is version 5.0 of the DEEP-C dataset. CERES version 4.1 and ERBS WFOV version 3.0 are used. The TOA flux anomaly is constrained by WFOV anomaly in each 10 degree x 10 degree grid box. The atmospheric energy transport is based on the new enthalpy treatment of water substances described in Mayer et al. (2017), 'Toward consistent diagnostics of the coupled atmosphere and ocean energy budgets', Journal of Climate 30(22): 9225-9246. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0137.1. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The dataset is developed from the DEEP-C, SMURPHS and NCEO DEWES projects and is being used in multiple scientific studies 
URL https://researchdata.reading.ac.uk/id/eprint/347
 
Title Reliability Ensemble Averaging of ISIMIP NPP projections for 2095-2099 under RCP8.5 
Description Multi-model averaging techniques provide opportunities to extract additional information from large ensembles of simulations. In particular, present-day model skill can be used to evaluate their potential performance in future climate simulations. Multi-model averaging methods have been used extensively in climate and hydrological sciences, but they have not been used to constrain projected plant productivity responses to climate change, which is a major uncertainty in earth system modelling. Here, we use three global observation-orientated estimates of current net primary productivity (NPP) to perform a reliability ensemble averaging (REA) using 30 global simulations of the 21st century change in NPP based on the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) 'business as usual' emissions scenario. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We find that the three REAs support an increase in global NPP by the end of the 21st century (2095-2099) compared to 2001-2005, which is 2 - 3% stronger than the ensemble ISIMIP mean value of 24.2 Pg C y-1. Using REA also leads to a 45 - 68% reduction in the global uncertainty of 21st century NPP projection, which strengthens confidence in the resilience of the CO2 fertilization effect to climate change. This reduction in uncertainty is especially clear for boreal ecosystems although it may be an artefact due to the lack of representation of nutrient limitations on NPP in most models. Conversely, the large uncertainty that remains on the sign of the response of NPP in semi-arid regions points to the need for better observations and model development in these regions. 
URL https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2017-83
 
Description ALOS L-band SAR data to improve country-level carbon reporting in the forest sector 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developing countries would benefit greatly from having robust, spatially explicit estimates of forest above-ground biomass (AGB) to help them in reporting changes in their carbon stocks. This project seeks to develop and test methods to estimate stocks and changes in AGB using ALOS-1, ALOS-2 and ALOS-4 observations in Mozambique (Southern Africa). Currently, L-band SAR satellite observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~15 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and ALOS-4 will further extend this critical archive. Therefore, a systematic assessment of forest AGB stocks and changes now becomes possible, paving the way for the P-band SAR data from the ESA BIOMASS mission, which launches in 2023. This project builds upon previous research studies led by the University of Sheffield undertaken in the framework of the Kyoto and Carbon Initiative in phases 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Collaborator Contribution NA
Impact This project will develop and test methods at selected sites in Mozambique where reference observations are available and apply them to the full extent of the ALOS-1, ALOS-2 and potentially ALOS-4 imagery covering Mozambique to generate maps of forest AGB change. Particularly valuable would be the provision of time series of ALOS-4 fully-polarimetric acquisitions in interferometric mode, since such data will be routinely produced by the ESA BIOMASS mission (Quegan et al. 2019) and should allow development of a whole new range of methods to retrieve AGB and AGB change. We expect these methods to provide improved estimates of forest AGB and change in tropical dry forests, where AGB density is usually lower than the saturation value of L-band SAR observations. These activities must be considered in a broader perspective where L-band data are one of multiple Earth Observation streams that can be exploited to measure forest AGB and change. The results will also inform the acquisition strategy of future SAR missions, which, unlike past and current missions, have an explicit target of mapping and monitoring forest AGB (NISAR, TanDEM-L, BIOMASS).
Start Year 2022
 
Description ALOS L-band SAR data to improve country-level carbon reporting in the forest sector 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developing countries would benefit greatly from having robust, spatially explicit estimates of forest above-ground biomass (AGB) to help them in reporting changes in their carbon stocks. This project seeks to develop and test methods to estimate stocks and changes in AGB using ALOS-1, ALOS-2 and ALOS-4 observations in Mozambique (Southern Africa). Currently, L-band SAR satellite observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~15 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and ALOS-4 will further extend this critical archive. Therefore, a systematic assessment of forest AGB stocks and changes now becomes possible, paving the way for the P-band SAR data from the ESA BIOMASS mission, which launches in 2023. This project builds upon previous research studies led by the University of Sheffield undertaken in the framework of the Kyoto and Carbon Initiative in phases 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Collaborator Contribution NA
Impact This project will develop and test methods at selected sites in Mozambique where reference observations are available and apply them to the full extent of the ALOS-1, ALOS-2 and potentially ALOS-4 imagery covering Mozambique to generate maps of forest AGB change. Particularly valuable would be the provision of time series of ALOS-4 fully-polarimetric acquisitions in interferometric mode, since such data will be routinely produced by the ESA BIOMASS mission (Quegan et al. 2019) and should allow development of a whole new range of methods to retrieve AGB and AGB change. We expect these methods to provide improved estimates of forest AGB and change in tropical dry forests, where AGB density is usually lower than the saturation value of L-band SAR observations. These activities must be considered in a broader perspective where L-band data are one of multiple Earth Observation streams that can be exploited to measure forest AGB and change. The results will also inform the acquisition strategy of future SAR missions, which, unlike past and current missions, have an explicit target of mapping and monitoring forest AGB (NISAR, TanDEM-L, BIOMASS).
Start Year 2022
 
Description ArcSustain H2020 proposal 
Organisation University of Tromso
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Proposal submitted to EU in Feb 2019 Proposal unsuccessful
Collaborator Contribution PI in Tromso is Lead on proposal. Reading is WP1 coordinator
Impact H2020 proposal ArcSustain 6m euro
Start Year 2019
 
Description Biogeochemical process uncertainty in the ocean 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working with PhD student we have shown how best to varying biogeochemical processes to give more realistic uncertainties in biogeochemical ensemble modelling.
Collaborator Contribution Advice on parameter variability and physical uncertaities in models
Impact 2 papers Anugerahanti et al 2018 Anugerahanti et al 2020 (in press)
Start Year 2015
 
Description CAGE CEOI proposal 
Organisation Teledyne Technologies International Corp
Department Teledyne e2v
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution CAGE proposal was successful and project started in May 2019. Our team is assessing scientific user requirements for new Cold atom gravity satellite mission. New work is ongoing using most recent high resolution ocean models to assess scales of mean sea level variaitons that need to be distinguishable from the gravity field variations by a new instrument.
Collaborator Contribution Steve Maddox of Teledyn e2V leads the project
Impact Cold Atom Gravity Explorer project started May 2019 Reading Deliverable 3.1 on User Requirements for new Cold Atom Gravity Explorer Satellite mission
Start Year 2019
 
Description Chair of the NPOP Marine Data Assimilation WG 
Organisation National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Leadership of UK marine data assimilation application in operational framework; Scientific discussion; Oral presentation at the 3rd NPOP/NCOF Data Assimilation Workshop (University of Reading, 26/10/2015)
Collaborator Contribution Scientific discussion; Workshop organization
Impact Oral presentation at the 3rd NPOP/NCOF Data Assimilation Workshop (University of Reading, 26/10/2015)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with ECMWF on ESA DORSY project 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Evaluation, testing and development of CAPTIVATE for ACM-CAP EarthCARE synergy retrievals. Application of CAPTIVATE retrievals of A-Train data to ECMWF IFS model forecasts for model evaluation.
Collaborator Contribution Development and quality control of CAPTIVATE algorithm. Collaborating on evaluation and testing of CAPTIVATE retrievals using A-Train data. Running IFS forecasts for evaluation, and post-hoc radiative transfer code on CAPTIVATE retrievals for model evaluation and top-of-atmosphere radiative closure.
Impact All publications using CAPTIVATE retrieval; upcoming publications on CAPTIVATE retrieval applied to A-Train measurements.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Combining multi-frequency radar data to assess tropical forest degradation 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop, test and validate methods that combine ground forest measurements and metrics derived from both C- and L-band SAR data (alone and in combination) in selected tropical regions in order to discriminate areas experiencing forest degradation due to selective logging operations. Sites in the Brazilian Amazon and Borneo will be selected and sampled for forest structure within primary forests (baseline control) and selectively logged forests across a range of logging intensities.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact NA
Start Year 2016
 
Description ESA Climate Office YGT collaboration on Cholera Risk: A Machine Learning Approach Applied to Essential Climate Variables 
Organisation European Space Agency
Department Harwell Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution PML Dr Racault has been the supervisor of Amy Campbell during her 1-year Young Graduate Trainee fellowship from the European Space Agency. PML has brought in expertise on usage of Artificial Intelligence with PML Data Scientist Stephen Goult as part of NERC-NEODAAS. PML has also provided Clinical data on cholera outbreaks in coastal districts of India. The clinical data on cholera from IDSP India were curated by PML scientist Angus Laurenson as part of UKRI-PODCAST project. PML Racault has provided expertise on cholera risk analyses and development of forecast systems using ECVs from satellite observations.
Collaborator Contribution ESA Climate Office / YGT Amy Campbell have brought in satellite observations of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) produced by the ESA Climate Change Initiative program. The data have been obtained for the period from 2009 to 2019.
Impact We have used machine learning techniques to analyse in combination satellite climate data records and epidemiological data to produce environmental cholera-risk forecast. We have demonstrated a novel application of machine learning for cholera risks in coastal India. The algorithm identified correctly 89.5% of outbreaks across all coastal Indian district reporting cholera outbreaks. We are investigating potential for transfer of model to other regions and possible inclusion of socio-economic data. Peer-reviewed article has been published in Dec 2020 in the peer-reviewed journal Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. Amy Campbell is first author, and Dr Racault is corresponding author. The results have been presented by by Amy Campbell at the International Symposium Ocean & Human Health 2-3 Dec 2020. The results have been published in a press release by ESA https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Preparing_for_the_Future/Space_for_Earth/Space_for_health/Cholera_outbreaks_predicted_using_climate_data_and_AI And by more than 7 news outlets, including the BBC World News with the page translated in many languages: https://www.bbc.com/arabic/science-and-tech-56185703 https://www.bbc.com/hausa/labarai-56184840 https://www.bbc.com/tigrinya/news-56179528 https://www.bbc.com/indonesia/majalah-56178147 https://www.bbc.com/pashto/science-and-technology-56192581
Start Year 2019
 
Description Estimating forest above-ground biomass change in East Africa from L-band SAR data 
Organisation Gamma Remote Sensing
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Collaborator Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Impact NA
Start Year 2019
 
Description Estimating forest above-ground biomass change in East Africa from L-band SAR data 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Collaborator Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Impact NA
Start Year 2019
 
Description Estimating forest above-ground biomass change in East Africa from L-band SAR data 
Organisation Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Country Norway 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Collaborator Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Impact NA
Start Year 2019
 
Description Estimating forest above-ground biomass change in East Africa from L-band SAR data 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Collaborator Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Impact NA
Start Year 2019
 
Description Field Spectroscopy Facility Edinburgh 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department School of Geosciences Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are collaborating with the FSF Edinburgh on testing and setting up of a set of new instruments (Bruker em27Sun spectrometers) and in the development of the retrieval procedures
Collaborator Contribution FSF Edinburgh provide access and support for field spectroscopy instruments. In this collaboration this is focussed to new EM27SUN instruments in addition to Max-Does and Aeronet sensors that will be used in support of DARE-UK in London .
Impact No outcomes yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description GODAE DA-TT 
Organisation Data Assimilation Task Team (DA-TT)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific discussion
Collaborator Contribution Scientific discussion
Impact Scientific discussion
Start Year 2015
 
Description GODAE MEAP-TT 
Organisation Marine Ecosystem And Prediction Task Team (MEAP-TT)
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific discussion on marine modelling/data assimilation; Oral presentation on data assimilation, through skype, at the "MEOPAR/ GOV Marine Ecosystem Analysis and Prediction Workshop", Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 23-24 June 2015
Collaborator Contribution Scientific discussion on marine modelling/data assimilation
Impact Oral presentation on data assimilation, through skype, at the "MEOPAR/ GOV Marine Ecosystem Analysis and Prediction Workshop", Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 23-24 June 2015
Start Year 2015
 
Description Group on High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) 
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have provided the Project Scientist for the GHRSST Project Office, facilitating the annual conference, new members, GHRSST documentation and task groups, and nsuring partners can access sea surface temperature data sets from satellites
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide data services such as the Regional Data Assembly Centres. NOAA provides the GHRSST Global Data Assembly Centre and the Long-Term Stewardship and Reanalysis Centre
Impact 1. Visibility of UK SST data sets to the world. 2. Influence on co-ordinated production of world-wide operational SST data sets
Start Year 2018
 
Description Group on High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) 
Organisation National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have provided the Project Scientist for the GHRSST Project Office, facilitating the annual conference, new members, GHRSST documentation and task groups, and nsuring partners can access sea surface temperature data sets from satellites
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide data services such as the Regional Data Assembly Centres. NOAA provides the GHRSST Global Data Assembly Centre and the Long-Term Stewardship and Reanalysis Centre
Impact 1. Visibility of UK SST data sets to the world. 2. Influence on co-ordinated production of world-wide operational SST data sets
Start Year 2018
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
Country Denmark 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Mathematical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation University of Bern
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description Identify industrial go and no-go zones and monitor industrial practices through PALSAR-based land cover and carbon stock mapping in Sumatra and Borneo 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To study the dynamics of status and carbon stocks of natural forest areas based on easy to use, scientifically robust, semi-automated analysis of cloud- and haze-penetrating ALOS radar images.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact NA
Start Year 2014
 
Description Identify industrial go and no-go zones and monitor industrial practices through PALSAR-based land cover and carbon stock mapping in Sumatra and Borneo 
Organisation World Wide Fund for Nature
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution To study the dynamics of status and carbon stocks of natural forest areas based on easy to use, scientifically robust, semi-automated analysis of cloud- and haze-penetrating ALOS radar images.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact NA
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation ACRI-ST
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation Estellus
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA)
Country Portugal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description Measuring above-ground biomass and its changes over Brazilian tropical secondary forests and savanna woodlands (Cerrado) using L-band SAR data 
Organisation Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA)
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop, test and validate algorithms that relate in situ forest AGB to L-band backscatter in a range of low-carbon tropical regions across the Brazilian Amazon, in secondary forests and cerrado.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact Carreiras, J.M.B., Jones, J., Lucas, R., Shimabukuro. Mapping major land cover types and retrieving the age of secondary forests in the Brazilian Amazon by combining single-date optical and radar remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment - Under Review.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Measuring above-ground biomass and its changes over Brazilian tropical secondary forests and savanna woodlands (Cerrado) using L-band SAR data 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop, test and validate algorithms that relate in situ forest AGB to L-band backscatter in a range of low-carbon tropical regions across the Brazilian Amazon, in secondary forests and cerrado.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact Carreiras, J.M.B., Jones, J., Lucas, R., Shimabukuro. Mapping major land cover types and retrieving the age of secondary forests in the Brazilian Amazon by combining single-date optical and radar remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment - Under Review.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Memorandum of Understanding signed between PML and Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University, Japan 
Organisation University of Kyoto
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are working on research related to river discharge in coastal waters following extreme typhoon events. One paper has been published: Troselj J, Sayama T, Varlamov SM, Sasaki T, Racault M-F, Takara K, Miyazawa Y, Kuroki R, Yamagata T, Yamashiki Y (2017) Modeling of extreme freshwater outflow from the north-eastern Japanese river basins to western Pacific Ocean, Journal of Hydrology, 555:956-970, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.10.042 One paper is in preparation; the work has been presented at the AGU Annual Fall Meeting: Optimization and Modeling of Extreme Freshwater Discharge from Japanese First-Class River Basins to Coastal Oceans Kuroki, R.; Yamashiki, Y. A.; Varlamov, S.; Miyazawa, Y.; Gupta, H. V.; Racault, M.; Troselj, J. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017AGUFM.H11E1224K
Collaborator Contribution We are working on research related to river discharge in coastal waters following extreme typhoon events. One paper has been published: Troselj J, Sayama T, Varlamov SM, Sasaki T, Racault M-F, Takara K, Miyazawa Y, Kuroki R, Yamagata T, Yamashiki Y (2017) Modeling of extreme freshwater outflow from the north-eastern Japanese river basins to western Pacific Ocean, Journal of Hydrology, 555:956-970, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.10.042 One paper is in preparation; the work has been presented at the AGU Annual Fall Meeting: Optimization and Modeling of Extreme Freshwater Discharge from Japanese First-Class River Basins to Coastal Oceans Kuroki, R.; Yamashiki, Y. A.; Varlamov, S.; Miyazawa, Y.; Gupta, H. V.; Racault, M.; Troselj, J. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017AGUFM.H11E1224K
Impact Prof. Steve de Mora - PML Chief Executive visited GSAIS Kyoto University in October 2018 and officially signed the MoU. To develop collaborative research, a collaborative project proposal between PML and Kyoto University has been submitted to the UKRI - JSPS joint call 2018. The proposal passed Phase 1 and was invited to respond to reviewers' comments. The proposal was rated 5/6 by reviewer 1 and 6/6 by reviewer 2. Unfortunately, the proposal was not funded in Phase 2. We will try to submit proposals to work collaboratively in the future.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Mercator Ocean International Science Board 
Organisation Mercator Océan
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I provide expertise on marine ecosystem modelling and data assimilation to revise and plan the science strategy of Mercator Ocean International (MOI)
Collaborator Contribution Being in the MOI Science Board puts me in a strategic position to steer R&D and funding.
Impact - Review report on the MOI activity in 2020-2021
Start Year 2020
 
Description North Atlantic Reanalysis Intercomparison 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of paper for special issue on Atlantic Overturning circulation
Collaborator Contribution Lead author Laura Jackson Met Office. Other collaborators in Italy, France and US(MIT)
Impact Research paper published in special issue of JGR on AMOC Jackson et al 2019
Start Year 2017
 
Description Optical Mission Performance Cluster (OPT-MPC) 
Organisation ACRI-ST
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Land Surface Temperature mission quality assurance
Collaborator Contribution Service delivery lead
Impact Mission quality
Start Year 2022
 
Description Retrievals of ice density and riming from BAECC 2014 field campaign, Hyytiala 
Organisation Finnish Meteorological Institute
Country Finland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Making an optimal estimation retrieval of ice density and riming from radar data, evaluated against in situ measurements at the surface; the bulk of the analysis and writing were made here.
Collaborator Contribution Partner at FMI and University of Helsinki provided in situ snow measurements and analysis, and partner at University of Cologne provided multiple-frequency radar observations and analysis, from the snow experiment intensive observation period of the BAECC 2014 field campaign in Hyytiala, Finland.
Impact Presentations at international conferences (EGU), a paper published in JGR-Atmospheres, and a paper in preparation for Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Retrievals of ice density and riming from BAECC 2014 field campaign, Hyytiala 
Organisation University of Cologne
Department Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Making an optimal estimation retrieval of ice density and riming from radar data, evaluated against in situ measurements at the surface; the bulk of the analysis and writing were made here.
Collaborator Contribution Partner at FMI and University of Helsinki provided in situ snow measurements and analysis, and partner at University of Cologne provided multiple-frequency radar observations and analysis, from the snow experiment intensive observation period of the BAECC 2014 field campaign in Hyytiala, Finland.
Impact Presentations at international conferences (EGU), a paper published in JGR-Atmospheres, and a paper in preparation for Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Retrievals of ice density and riming from BAECC 2014 field campaign, Hyytiala 
Organisation University of Helsinki
Department Department of Physics
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Making an optimal estimation retrieval of ice density and riming from radar data, evaluated against in situ measurements at the surface; the bulk of the analysis and writing were made here.
Collaborator Contribution Partner at FMI and University of Helsinki provided in situ snow measurements and analysis, and partner at University of Cologne provided multiple-frequency radar observations and analysis, from the snow experiment intensive observation period of the BAECC 2014 field campaign in Hyytiala, Finland.
Impact Presentations at international conferences (EGU), a paper published in JGR-Atmospheres, and a paper in preparation for Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC) - SLSTR Expert Support Laboratory 
Organisation ACRI-ST
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Land Surface Temperature (LST) Validation Scientist and Algorithm Manager
Collaborator Contribution Expert Support Laboratory coordination and other expert teams
Impact Sentinel-3 SLSTR Cal-Val Plan and Gap Analysis Preparations for Sentinel-3 Level-2 Product commissioning
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC) - SLSTR Expert Support Laboratory 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Land Surface Temperature (LST) Validation Scientist and Algorithm Manager
Collaborator Contribution Expert Support Laboratory coordination and other expert teams
Impact Sentinel-3 SLSTR Cal-Val Plan and Gap Analysis Preparations for Sentinel-3 Level-2 Product commissioning
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC) - SLSTR Expert Support Laboratory 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Land Surface Temperature (LST) Validation Scientist and Algorithm Manager
Collaborator Contribution Expert Support Laboratory coordination and other expert teams
Impact Sentinel-3 SLSTR Cal-Val Plan and Gap Analysis Preparations for Sentinel-3 Level-2 Product commissioning
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC) - SLSTR Expert Support Laboratory 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Land Surface Temperature (LST) Validation Scientist and Algorithm Manager
Collaborator Contribution Expert Support Laboratory coordination and other expert teams
Impact Sentinel-3 SLSTR Cal-Val Plan and Gap Analysis Preparations for Sentinel-3 Level-2 Product commissioning
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation ACRI-ST
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation Brockmann Consult
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description Smoother for Met Office ocean reanalyses 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution New smoother algorithm developed which allows 4D assimilation of ocean data without running adjoint and can b applied to current operational reanalysis data.
Collaborator Contribution Met Office prepared ocean reanalysis data saving additional information
Impact Dong, B., K. Haines and M. Martin. (2021) Improved high resolution ocean reanalyses using a simple smoother algorithm. JAMES, https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2021MS002626 A new ocean reanalysis product from Met Office will result after further testing
Start Year 2019
 
Description Supporting PICASSO field campaign with radar retrievals of ice clouds 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ground support for radar and radiosondes from Chilbolton observatory during flights of the FAAM aircraft over southern England. Application of CAPTIVATE retrieval algorithm to multiple-frequency Doppler radar measurements from the PICASSO field campaign. Co-supervision of a PhD project using PICASSO measurements beginning 2019.
Collaborator Contribution Radar and in situ measurement components of PICASSO field campaign and associated research.
Impact Ongoing collaboration is expected to yield retrieved ice cloud and rain datasets from cases during the field campaign, evaluation of ice microphysics assumptions made within the retrieval, and associated journal articles.
Start Year 2018
 
Description The role of L-band SAR and LiDAR data to map forest aboveground biomass in Malaysian Borneo 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop and validate algorithms that combine LiDAR-derived AGB estimates and the backscatter intensity from L-band SAR data in Malaysian Borneo. Empirical and semi-empirical methods will be used to model forest AGB (from a combination of field and LiDAR data) against metrics generated from L-band SAR data. On this basis, forest AGB maps will be generated for the study area. The LiDAR-based AGB estimates are available for a given number of representative sites in the Malaysian Borneo. Spatially and temporally coincident L-band SAR data (i.e., ALOS PALSAR and ALOS-2 PALSAR-2) will be acquired and prior to modelling will be used to perform a sensitivity analysis to understand how L-band SAR backscatter intensity (HH and HV polarizations) changes as a function of forest AGB, and to evaluate potential saturation problems.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact NA
Start Year 2016
 
Description The role of L-band SAR and LiDAR data to map forest aboveground biomass in Malaysian Borneo 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To develop and validate algorithms that combine LiDAR-derived AGB estimates and the backscatter intensity from L-band SAR data in Malaysian Borneo. Empirical and semi-empirical methods will be used to model forest AGB (from a combination of field and LiDAR data) against metrics generated from L-band SAR data. On this basis, forest AGB maps will be generated for the study area. The LiDAR-based AGB estimates are available for a given number of representative sites in the Malaysian Borneo. Spatially and temporally coincident L-band SAR data (i.e., ALOS PALSAR and ALOS-2 PALSAR-2) will be acquired and prior to modelling will be used to perform a sensitivity analysis to understand how L-band SAR backscatter intensity (HH and HV polarizations) changes as a function of forest AGB, and to evaluate potential saturation problems.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact NA
Start Year 2016
 
Description UN Decade of Ocean Sciences - Programme ForeSea - Steering Committee 
Organisation Dalhousie University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I provide expertise on the prediction of ocean biogeochemistry by means of assimilative ocean models
Collaborator Contribution They provide expertise on ocean physics predictions
Impact The programme has just started. No major outcomes to report so far
Start Year 2021
 
Description Using infrasound observations to infer middle and upper level atmospheric winds 
Organisation Norwegian Seismic Array
Country Norway 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I provided and implementation of the Ensemble Kalman Filter to perform the data assimilation process. I spent 3 months August-November 2021 as a visitor scientist in NORSAR and University of Oslo. The funding for this visit came from a successful proposal to the Research Council of Norway.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided all the observations of explosions in Finland and the measurements from the microbarometer array in Norway. They also provided reanalysis data (ERA5) and a ray-tracing algorithm.
Impact Multidisciplinary: acoustics, data assimilation, stratospheric dynamics. Amezcua, J., Nasholm, P., Blixt, M. and Charlton-Perez, A. (2020) Assimilation of atmospheric infrasound data to constrain tropospheric and stratospheric winds. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 146 (731). pp. 2634-2653. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3809 Amezcua, J. and Barton, Z. (2021) Assimilating atmospheric infrasound data to constrain atmospheric winds in a two-dimensional grid. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.4141
Start Year 2019
 
Description Using infrasound observations to infer middle and upper level atmospheric winds 
Organisation University of Oslo
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I provided and implementation of the Ensemble Kalman Filter to perform the data assimilation process. I spent 3 months August-November 2021 as a visitor scientist in NORSAR and University of Oslo. The funding for this visit came from a successful proposal to the Research Council of Norway.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provided all the observations of explosions in Finland and the measurements from the microbarometer array in Norway. They also provided reanalysis data (ERA5) and a ray-tracing algorithm.
Impact Multidisciplinary: acoustics, data assimilation, stratospheric dynamics. Amezcua, J., Nasholm, P., Blixt, M. and Charlton-Perez, A. (2020) Assimilation of atmospheric infrasound data to constrain tropospheric and stratospheric winds. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 146 (731). pp. 2634-2653. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3809 Amezcua, J. and Barton, Z. (2021) Assimilating atmospheric infrasound data to constrain atmospheric winds in a two-dimensional grid. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.4141
Start Year 2019
 
Description Working Group on Earth Observation for Ecology and Epidemiology of Water-associated Disease 
Organisation Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Department National Institute Of Oceanography (NIO)
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Activities 2019/20: Following outputs/impacts have been achieved: 1) Working Group activities have been described and reported in peer-reviewed publication Smail et al. 2019, doi:10.1080/1755876X.2019.163495; 2) Review article on Earth Observations for monitoring of Vibrio cholerae bacteria and cholera outbreak has been published in peer-reviewed journal. This forms a contribution to the WG (Racault et al., 2019, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11232763); and 3) News article contribution about WG activities in the GEO Blue Planet newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/e04fcd2fa550/geo-blue-planet-up date-january-4143313?e=fca568b64e Activities 2018/19: Establishment of a core group of scientists with common interests in water-associated diseases, with expertise and interest in microbiology, genetics, epidemiology of infectious diseases, remote sensing and epidemic modelling, as a basis for international collaboration on public health issues related to water quality. The new GEO Blue Planet Working Group aimed to identify benefits, best practices and feasibility of incorporating Earth observation measurements into early-warning systems for water-associated diseases. It will provide a forum to exchange useful information, share data and coordinate activities where feasible, to maximise benefits to society. This initiative has been recognised as an important GEO Blue Planet activity under Theme 2 'Healthy Ecosystems and Food Security' and with societal relevance to public health, food security, water management, biodiversity and ecosystem sustainability, and disaster resilience. The WG activities are further adding value to GEO health community of practice and AquaWatch initiatives. Racault, M-F, Sathyendranath, S and Platt, T have initiated the Working Group. Racault, M-F has successfully obtained funding from Partnership for Observations of the Global Oceans (POGO) to hold a Scoping Meeting in Abingdon, UK, in August 2018. The meeting was organised over two days, and was structured around a series of presentations followed by discussion sessions.
Collaborator Contribution Activities 2019/20: WG members Racault, Sathyendranath, Platt, Abdulaziz, Menon, and George have published new review article in peer-reviewed journal. Reference: Racault M-F, Abdulaziz A, George G, Menon N, Jasmin C, Punathil M, McConville K, Loveday B, Platt T, Sathyendranath S, Vijitha V (2019) Environmental Reservoirs of Vibrio cholerae: Challenges and Opportunities for Ocean-Color Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing 11, 2763 Activities 2018/19: A total of 18 participants from six countries participated in the meeting. Several invitees were unable to attend, but expressed interest in staying engaged with the working group. All participants prepared a presentation to introduce their research interests on the topics of EO and water-associated diseases, state what they hoped to see as outcomes from the scoping meeting, and also express their aspirations for the proposed working group. WG partners and countries: Argentina: NFRDI; Brazil: INPE; India: NIO, NERCI; Japan: JAMSTEC, GSAIS Kyoto University; South Africa: SMRA, University of Pretoria; UK: Cefas, PML, Reading University, Wellcome Sanger Institute, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSTHM; USA: Maryland University, West Virginia University
Impact Activities 2019/20: 1) Working Group activities have been described and reported in peer-reviewed publication Smail et al. 2019, doi:10.1080/1755876X.2019.163495 2) Review article on Earth Observations for monitoring of Vibrio cholerae bacteria and cholera outbreak has been published in peer-reviewed journal. This forms a formal contribution to the WG. Reference: Racault et al., 2019, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11232763 3) WG activities have been reported in the GEO Blue Planet newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/e04fcd2fa550/geo-blue-planet-update-january-4143313?e=fca568b64e Activities 2018/19: The following Milestones and Deliverables have been achieved: 1) Funding awarded by POGO to hold Scoping Meeting of the WG 27/06/2018 2) Poster presentation of the WG at the GEO Blue Planet Symposium 04/07/2018 3) WG webpage available on GEO Blue Planet website 01/08/2018 https://geoblueplanet.org/blue-planet-activities/wg_eo_water-associated_diseases/ 4) Scoping Group Meeting held 30/08/2018 5) WG formation agreed by attendees of the Scoping Meeting 31/08/2018 6) Poster presentation of the WG at the UK National Earth Observation Conference 07/09/2018 7) Scoping Group Meeting report circulated to participants for feedback 23/10/2018 8) Presentation of the GEO BP WG by NCEO/GEO at the GEO plenary exhibition 2018 29/10/2018 8) POGO Report submitted 12/11/2018 http://www.ocean-partners.org/earth-observation-ecology-and-epidemiology-water-associated-diseases 9) WG report presentation at the POGO Annual Meeting 21/01/2019 10) WG contribution to the GEO Blue Planet Implementation 2020-2022 submitted 28/02/2018
Start Year 2018
 
Description Working Group on Earth Observation for Ecology and Epidemiology of Water-associated Disease 
Organisation Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Activities 2019/20: Following outputs/impacts have been achieved: 1) Working Group activities have been described and reported in peer-reviewed publication Smail et al. 2019, doi:10.1080/1755876X.2019.163495; 2) Review article on Earth Observations for monitoring of Vibrio cholerae bacteria and cholera outbreak has been published in peer-reviewed journal. This forms a contribution to the WG (Racault et al., 2019, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11232763); and 3) News article contribution about WG activities in the GEO Blue Planet newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/e04fcd2fa550/geo-blue-planet-up date-january-4143313?e=fca568b64e Activities 2018/19: Establishment of a core group of scientists with common interests in water-associated diseases, with expertise and interest in microbiology, genetics, epidemiology of infectious diseases, remote sensing and epidemic modelling, as a basis for international collaboration on public health issues related to water quality. The new GEO Blue Planet Working Group aimed to identify benefits, best practices and feasibility of incorporating Earth observation measurements into early-warning systems for water-associated diseases. It will provide a forum to exchange useful information, share data and coordinate activities where feasible, to maximise benefits to society. This initiative has been recognised as an important GEO Blue Planet activity under Theme 2 'Healthy Ecosystems and Food Security' and with societal relevance to public health, food security, water management, biodiversity and ecosystem sustainability, and disaster resilience. The WG activities are further adding value to GEO health community of practice and AquaWatch initiatives. Racault, M-F, Sathyendranath, S and Platt, T have initiated the Working Group. Racault, M-F has successfully obtained funding from Partnership for Observations of the Global Oceans (POGO) to hold a Scoping Meeting in Abingdon, UK, in August 2018. The meeting was organised over two days, and was structured around a series of presentations followed by discussion sessions.
Collaborator Contribution Activities 2019/20: WG members Racault, Sathyendranath, Platt, Abdulaziz, Menon, and George have published new review article in peer-reviewed journal. Reference: Racault M-F, Abdulaziz A, George G, Menon N, Jasmin C, Punathil M, McConville K, Loveday B, Platt T, Sathyendranath S, Vijitha V (2019) Environmental Reservoirs of Vibrio cholerae: Challenges and Opportunities for Ocean-Color Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing 11, 2763 Activities 2018/19: A total of 18 participants from six countries participated in the meeting. Several invitees were unable to attend, but expressed interest in staying engaged with the working group. All participants prepared a presentation to introduce their research interests on the topics of EO and water-associated diseases, state what they hoped to see as outcomes from the scoping meeting, and also express their aspirations for the proposed working group. WG partners and countries: Argentina: NFRDI; Brazil: INPE; India: NIO, NERCI; Japan: JAMSTEC, GSAIS Kyoto University; South Africa: SMRA, University of Pretoria; UK: Cefas, PML, Reading University, Wellcome Sanger Institute, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSTHM; USA: Maryland University, West Virginia University
Impact Activities 2019/20: 1) Working Group activities have been described and reported in peer-reviewed publication Smail et al. 2019, doi:10.1080/1755876X.2019.163495 2) Review article on Earth Observations for monitoring of Vibrio cholerae bacteria and cholera outbreak has been published in peer-reviewed journal. This forms a formal contribution to the WG. Reference: Racault et al., 2019, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11232763 3) WG activities have been reported in the GEO Blue Planet newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/e04fcd2fa550/geo-blue-planet-update-january-4143313?e=fca568b64e Activities 2018/19: The following Milestones and Deliverables have been achieved: 1) Funding awarded by POGO to hold Scoping Meeting of the WG 27/06/2018 2) Poster presentation of the WG at the GEO Blue Planet Symposium 04/07/2018 3) WG webpage available on GEO Blue Planet website 01/08/2018 https://geoblueplanet.org/blue-planet-activities/wg_eo_water-associated_diseases/ 4) Scoping Group Meeting held 30/08/2018 5) WG formation agreed by attendees of the Scoping Meeting 31/08/2018 6) Poster presentation of the WG at the UK National Earth Observation Conference 07/09/2018 7) Scoping Group Meeting report circulated to participants for feedback 23/10/2018 8) Presentation of the GEO BP WG by NCEO/GEO at the GEO plenary exhibition 2018 29/10/2018 8) POGO Report submitted 12/11/2018 http://www.ocean-partners.org/earth-observation-ecology-and-epidemiology-water-associated-diseases 9) WG report presentation at the POGO Annual Meeting 21/01/2019 10) WG contribution to the GEO Blue Planet Implementation 2020-2022 submitted 28/02/2018
Start Year 2018
 
Description chemical weapon detection from Space 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution working with a PhD student and supervisors on simulating chemical weapon releases and instrumentation required to detect this signal from Spaceborne instrumentation. Monthly discussion meetings.
Collaborator Contribution running relevant simulations and monthly discussions
Impact trying to identify sources of future funding to continue work after PhD project ends.
Start Year 2020
 
Title Multi-sensor Matchup Database for Surface Temperature 
Description Matchup Database for validating extracted satellite observations with in situ measurements, extracted satellite observations with simulated surface temperature, and intercomparsions between multiple instrument datasets 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact A key step in the processing chain of multi-sensor full archive Land Surface Temperature data products 
 
Title Sensor Independent Atmospheric Correction (SIAC) package 
Description A multi-sensor atmospheric correction scheme for optical data, including sensors such as Sentinel 2, Landsat 8. The developed method is novel and has shown great promise in the ACIX-II intercomparison exercise. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The SIAC software has been benchmarked with other common products over the UK and found to produce more accurate estimates of atmospheric composition than competing approaches. The approach has also been part of the ACIX-II intercomparison exercise, showcasing its ability to produce accurate results both for Sentinel 2 and Landsat 8. 
URL https://github.com/marcyin/siac
 
Description ESA on Instagram: "Predicting Cholera outbreaks from space?" - Post got more than 49K likes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The ESA posted on Instagram about PODCAST project and peer-reviewed paper on Cholera Risk: A Machine Learning Approach Applied to Essential Climate Variables by Campbell, Racault, Goult and Laurenson, published in the journal Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health in Dec 2020.
The post received more than 49,000 likes and more than 350 comments as of 4 Mar 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.instagram.com/p/CJUBiRGAY5S/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
 
Description 'Lates' at the Natural History Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Natural History Museum hosts an exhibition of pop-up stations publicising their science to the general public from 6-10pm on the last Friday of every month. NCEO had a 'chill out' room with cushions where viewers could relax and look at Earth Observation images. This seemed to be particularly popular with the public as well as scientists in other areas and lots of interesting questions and discussions ensued.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/lates.html
 
Description 2018/12 Press release and blog on recent research detailing projections in Africa rainfall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A press release and blog were developed to disseminate new research discussing projected changes in Africa rainfall
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.reading.ac.uk/weather-and-climate-at-reading/2018/later-wet-seasons-with-more-intense-...
 
Description 2019/01 School visit to discuss The Science of Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A presentation and practical demonstrations on the Science of Climate Change to Year 7/8 and teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2019
URL http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~sgs02rpa/TALKS/AllanRP2019Wandsworth.pdf
 
Description BBC World News Article about paper on cholera and AI and ECVs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The BBC World News wrote an article about PODCAST project and peer-reviewed paper on Cholera Risk: A Machine Learning Approach Applied to Essential Climate Variables by Campbell, Racault, Goult and Laurenson, published in the journal Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health in Dec 2020. The BBC news article has been translated in many languages:
https://www.bbc.com/arabic/science-and-tech-56185703
https://www.bbc.com/hausa/labarai-56184840
https://www.bbc.com/tigrinya/news-56179528
https://www.bbc.com/indonesia/majalah-56178147
https://www.bbc.com/pashto/science-and-technology-56192581
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.com/arabic/science-and-tech-56185703
 
Description BLOG 20/05 - blog on how reduced air pollution, as experienced during the COVID19 lockdowns, can increase sunlight reaching the surface, influencing weather and climate 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Blog on how reduced air pollution, as experienced during the COVID19 lockdowns, can increase sunlight reaching the surface and influencing weather and climate. This led to media interest and an article in the Guardian and Newsweek
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://blogs.reading.ac.uk/weather-and-climate-at-reading/2020/do-cuts-in-particle-pollution-accele...
 
Description BLOG 20/09 - contribution to Physics World article asking: Has the COVID-19 lockdown changed Earth's climate? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Contribution to Physics World article asking: Has the COVID-19 lockdown changed Earth's climate with readers expressing change in opinions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://physicsworld.com/a/has-the-covid-19-lockdown-changed-earths-climate/
 
Description BLOG 20/11 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research published by project partners (Allison et al. 2020) was disseminated to a wider audience in a Met Office blob which led to interest on social media and requests for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news/2020/how-to-measure-the-heating-of-the-planet
 
Description BLOG 2018/09 Blog to publicise research on Southern Ocean biases in climate simulations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog outlining new research in which we traced large and long-standing biases in computer simulations of climate, affecting the tempestuous Southern Ocean, to errors in cloud that emerge rapidly within the atmospheric models
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.reading.ac.uk/weather-and-climate-at-reading/2018/cloud-climate-and-the-roaring-40s/
 
Description COP26 Earth information Day poster presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Display and presentation of poster at Earth Information Day, part of COP26. Our poster described the use of model-data fusion to inform on forest regrowth after disturbance in the seasonally dry-tropics. Such tools can provide informed decision making for land managers on how forests are likely to regrow in response to disturbance under climate change. Questions helped refine the our understanding of what is expected in terms of a user friendly tool for use in beyond the academic sphere.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/Earth%20Information%20for%20Climate%20Action%20%E2%8...
 
Description COVID-19 NO2 over SE Asia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Images of NO2 over Asia which I contributed to the development of were used in a Sky News broadcast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Climate change is spinning up the global energy and water cycles. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Departmental blog discussing climate change and the global energy and water cycles including the use of satellite data in testing computer simulations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/weather-and-climate-at-reading/2019/climate-change-is-spinning-up-the-glo...
 
Description Contribution to ESA's 'Campaign Earth' blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of campaign activities in support of the FORUM mission - at the time a candidate for ESA's Earth Explorer 9. The 'Campaign Earth' website is designed to inform the general public about campaigns that are taking place in support of ESA Earth Observation missions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://blogs.esa.int/campaignearth/2019/03/25/flying-for-forum-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-phd-student/
 
Description ESA Climate Detectives Projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact ESA Education are involved in a Climate Detectives project whereby groups in schools all over the world are investigating climate change. The first leg of this project was to produce a proposal for their investigation - 8 of which I gave personal feedback for - and the second was to simultaneously join a webinar broadcast on YouTube boasting an audience of over 400 school students. The groups were given the opportunity to submit their questions prior to the seminar and a feed was available to also ask questions in real time. The webinar has subsequently been published on YouTube and is available for public viewing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz9NBdHgZDk
 
Description ESA Living Planet Symposium 2019: presentation at the UKSA/NCEO stand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation entitled "Increased burnt area detection from multi-temporal radar data: Sentinel-1 and the 2015 fires in Indonesia".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Exhibition at Natural History Museum - Lates 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Your Planet Needs You: Weighing the world's forests from space - ESA's BIOMASS mission", organized at the Natural History Museum (London) to showcase NERC's science. A major event with hundreds of visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Financial Reporting for Climate - in conversation with Deloitte and HSBC | February 10 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Setting out the climate science context for business event focusing on Financial Reporting for Climate - in conversation with Deloitte and HSBC . This sparked questions and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://deloitte.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o-H51f6ZRKqM2Jm7wE6tJw
 
Description Formal Working Group on Land Surface Temperature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Forum for the data providers and users to come together to share knowledge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Good COP bad COP blog discussing COP26 outcomes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contributed to blog, involving discussion and requests for more infomation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://mylittlegreenwardrobe.com/blogs/news/cop26-good-cop-bad-cop
 
Description Guardian Live Panel Discussion "The climate emergency: Your questions answered" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A Question Time style debate about the climate emergency. This involved a brief introduction and answering questions from the audience of around 260 from the general public. This sparked discussion and questions afterwards and the possibility of new collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://membership.theguardian.com/event/the-climate-emergency-your-questions-answered-85482577691
 
Description Image used within a news article about the La Palma volcanic eruption 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Involvement in a news article (in Spanish) outlining the recent volcanic eruption the island of La Palma for Euronews.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://es.euronews.com/2021/09/27/los-satelites-aliados-imprescindibles-en-la-crisis-del-volcan-de-...
 
Description Inited talk at the Mercator Ocean International Marine Data Assimilation workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Being a recognized expert in marine biogeochemical data assimilation, I was invited to give a talk entitled "State-of-the-art of biogeochemical data assimilation" at the international workshop organized by Mercator Ocean International (which is the organization implementing the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service in the framework of a delegation agreement with the European Union), in Toulouse, France, 5-6 September 2018 (https://www.mercator-ocean.fr/en/news/marine-data-assimilation/).
The workshop objective was to set the scene for creating a long-term European infrastructure in marine data assimilation.
The works of the workshop were reported in a document that has the aim to support the definition of a strategy for the development of Marine Data Assimilation in Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.mercator-ocean.fr/en/news/marine-data-assimilation/
 
Description Interview for Washington Post Newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on the effects of the 2019/2020 Australia bushfires
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/01/07/pollutants-bush-fires-australia-will-circle-globe/
 
Description Interview for national news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with BBC News describing FORUM mission after its selection as Earth Explorer 9.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-49811239/forum-satellite-will-investigate-how-eart...
 
Description Invited plenary talk at the OceanPredict 19 Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a talk on the future directions that marine biogeochemical DA should take, to an audience including the leading global actors of operational oceanography as well as the private sector and governmental users. The talk sparked question and interest on marine ecoystems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://oceanpredict19.org/
 
Description Invited talk at international "The Global Biogeochemical-Argo Fleet: Knowledge to Action Workshop": Title: "Assimilation of biogeochemical data in marine ecosystem models: status and perspectives" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at international workshop to promote the expansion of the BGC-Argo fleet to study/predict the ocean
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoGMuMDIUxw
 
Description Invited talk at the CMEMS General Assembly 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I represented the CMEMS Service Evolution (SE) programme in a talk on the impacts of the SE projects on CMEMS operational systems (including my SE projects TOSCA and OPTIMA). This wass an ideal venue to highlight PML/NCEO/NERC Data Assimilation impact on Copernicus marine services and beyond. The talk sparked questions and interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://marine.copernicus.eu/copernicus-marine-service-general-assembly/
 
Description MEDIA 19/07 - Interview with New Scientist about amplifying cloud climate feedback study (also reported in Earth.com) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with New Scientist about a study highlighting a possible new amplifying cloud climate feedback associated with cirrus outflow (also reported in Earth.com)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/2209661-climate-change-may-thin-high-altitude-clouds-and-trigge...
 
Description MEDIA 19/07 Interview by Talk Radio on if London's climate will become like Barcelona by 2050 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview by Talk Radio on a new study purporting that London's climate will become like Barcelona by 2050
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=13555&DateTime=7%2F13%2F2019+3%3A03%3A34+AM&Term=Uni...
 
Description MEDIA 19/07 Interview with LBC discussing the July 2019 heatwave also reported in The Telegraph following Science Media Centre quote. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with LBC discussing the July 2019 heatwave in the context of climate change that was also reported in The Telegraph following liaison through the Science Media Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-uk-heatwave/
 
Description MEDIA 19/08 - Is July 2019 the hottest month globally ever recorded? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre quote on the exceptional July 2019 global temperatures in the context of climate change that was picked up by Evening Standard and many regional news outlets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/july-set-to-be-jointwarmest-month-on-record-and-may-be-the-hot...
 
Description MEDIA 19/09 - University of Reading press release ahead of the New York UN Climate Action Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact University of Reading press release ahead of the New York UN Climate Action Summit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR809880.aspx
 
Description MEDIA 19/10 Participating in a Science media communication workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Participating in a science media communications workshop focusing on climate change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/working-with-us/for-scientists/intro/
 
Description MEDIA 19/12 - BBC World Service interview on the outcome of COP25 climate meeting on climate policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC World Service interview on the outcome of COP25 climate meeting on climate policy which sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=7195&DateTime=12%2F15%2F2019+1%3A12%3A47+PM&Term=Red...
 
Description MEDIA 19/12 - comments on WMO state of the climate to Science Media Centre/Associated Press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Science Media Centre comments on WMO Provisional Statement on State of Climate in 2019 (e.g. Associated Press)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-the-provisional-statement-on-the-state-of-the-...
 
Description MEDIA 20/01 - France 24 debate about Australian bushfires and climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact France 24 debate about Australian bushfires and climate change that sparked questions and debate from panel members and audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.france24.com/en/20200114-why-is-australia-bruning-bushfires-spark-calls-for-urgent-overh...
 
Description MEDIA 20/03 - press release on postponement of Glasgow COP26 climate meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release commenting on postponement of Glasgow COP26 climate meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR838689.aspx
 
Description MEDIA 20/07 - Comments on State of UK climate report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comments on State of UK climate report with further interest by media including Independent article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-the-6th-state-of-the-uk-climate-report/
 
Description MEDIA 20/07 - Comments on climate mitigation in Science Media Centre press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comments on climate mitigation in Science Media Centre press release which generated media interest including quotes in the Wall Street Journal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-study-looking-at-when-global-temperatures-migh...
 
Description MEDIA 20/08 - Comment in Independent article on wheat yields 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comment in Independent article on wheat yields with requests for further participation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-crisis-extreme-weather-uk-temperature-heat-farmers...
 
Description MEDIA 20/08 - comments on State of the climate 2019 publication 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comments on State of the climate 2019 publication in press release. Some further related requests resulted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-state-of-the-climate-in-2019-report/
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - BBC Weather World interview on extreme precipitation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about how climate change affects extreme precipitation viewed by a wide audience, and sparked some comments on twitter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000v0kr
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - Comments on North American heatwave - Science Media Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 5th July 2021 - Comments on North American heatwave - Science Media Centre - requests for more information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-the-north-american-heatwave/
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - Guardian article on COVID19 and pollution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Highlighting the effects of COVID19 on air pollution and climate to large general public audience which sparked comments and debate and changes of opinion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/13/drop-in-pollution-may-bring-hotter-weather-and-heavier...
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th assessment report on the physical science basis released (as an author I also contributed to the SMC briefing, BBC 5Live, BBC World Service, Guardian, Al Jazeera/Inside Story, Washington Post, ITV, etc...) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 9th August 2021 - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th assessment report on the physical science basis released (as an author I contributed to the SMC briefing, BBC 5Live, BBC World Service, Guardian, Al Jazeera/Inside Story, Washington Post, ITV, etc...)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/ipcc-ar6-a-qa-with-scientists-from-working-group-1/
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - Longer dry spells and later wet seasons projected for tropical regions (research in J. HydroMet. and press release; see also SA Business Insider) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 9th September 2021 - Longer dry spells and later wet seasons projected for tropical regions (research in J. HydroMet. and press release; see also SA Business Insider)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.businessinsider.co.za/climate-change-will-bring-longer-and-drier-dry-seasons-in-sa-new-s...
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - Outcome of the COP26 climate meeting Science Media Centre and articles in Guardian and Daily Mirror 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 14th November 2021 - Outcome of the COP26 climate meeting SMC comment and articles in Guardian and Daily Mirror that sparked interest from general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/30/is-this-our-last-chance-to-act-on-the-climate-cr...
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - SMC quote on Met Office Met Office predictions the planet may cross 1.5oC warming threshold in one of the next 5 years (also interviewed on BBC World News and News 24) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 27th May 2021 - SMC quote on Met Office Met Office predictions the planet may cross 1.5oC warming threshold in one of the next 5 years (also interviewd on BBC World News and News 24)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NqNC3UV0qM
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - State of the UK Climate report (Science Media Centre, Sky News, Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 29th July 2021 - State of the UK Climate report (Science Media Centre, Sky News, Guardian)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/29/extreme-weather-will-be-the-norm-and-uk-is-not-prepare...
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - comment on research showing a faster increase in precipitation and transition from snow to rain in the Arctic (Science Media Centre, Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 1st December 2021 - comment on research showing a faster increase in precipitation and transition from snow to rain in the Arctic (SMC, Guardian) that sparked interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/30/rain-replace-snow-arctic-climate-heats-study
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - comments on State of the Climate WMO report picked up by news outlets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comments to Science Media Centre picked up by Guardian and Independent which sparked debate and comments online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/19/relentless-climate-crisis-intensified-in-2020-sa...
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - extreme rainfall and flooding over Europe and the challenge of simulating fine detail impacts (CNN, GB news, SMC & The Times) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 21st July 2021 - extreme rainfall and flooding over Europe and the challenge of simulating fine detail impacts (CNN, GB news, SMC & The Times) that sparked comments online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/london-flooding-latest-ae-closures-gm6xxlm3h
 
Description MEDIA 2021 - interview with BBC Scotland about WMO report on weather-related disasters since the 1970s and link to climate change (also Al Jazeera Inside Story) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 1st September 2021 - interview with BBC Scotland about WMO report on weather-related disasters since the 1970s and link to climate change (also Al Jazeera Inside Story)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2021/9/3/could-extreme-weather-events-lead-to-more-ac...
 
Description MEDIA 2021: Royal Meteorological Sociaty video on How and why the climate is changing to showcase the new RMetS book Weather - a force of nature 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 1st November 2021: RMetS video on How and why the climate is changing to showcase the new RMetS book Weather - a force of nature: resulted in requests for more information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN61vGxDs2I
 
Description MEDIA 2022 - Comment to Science Media Centre and New Statesman on climate change and impacts from storms 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comment to Science Media Centre and New Statesman on climate change and impacts from storms led to further requests for information and engagement on twitter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-red-weather-warning-issued-for-parts-of-south-...
 
Description MEDIA 2022 - Comments on Storm Eunice and climate change to Science Media Centre and multiple news outlets (ITV news, Guardian, inews, Yahoo news, CTV, NNN, LBC radio) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comments that led to requests for further information and discussion with interviewers from multiple news agencies about effects of climate change on storms and how they form with requests for more information and engagement on twitter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/i/status/1494712766980046848
 
Description MEDIA 2022 - France24 interview about climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Live interview about climate change and extreme weather with France 24
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.france24.com/en/video/20220216-could-nuclear-power-be-key-in-transitioning-to-a-fully-re...
 
Description MEDIA 2022 - SMC comment on Copernicus report of ongoing global warming highlighting impacts in 2021 and surging methane concentrations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 10th January 2022 - Science Media Centre comment on Copernicus report of ongoing global warming highlighting impacts in 2021 and surging methane concentrations that led to requests for information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-data-on-global-temperature-and-co2-methane/
 
Description MEDIA2018/10 Multiple media interviews weather and climate (Jan-Sept 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Multiple media interviews on heatwave (Sky News), hothouse Earth paper (BBC News) and Hurricane Florence and super Typhoon Mangkhut (BBC News, Daily Express).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2018
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1017792/Hurricane-Florence-climate-change-atlantic-storms-are-t...
 
Description MEDIA: February 21st 2020: quoted in Telegraph article on role of Atmospheric Rivers in recent UK flooding 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Discussion with Telegraph about article on role of Atmospheric Rivers in recent UK flooding. The author changed his opinion and improved his knowledge thereby informing the public better.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/02/21/atmospheric-rivers-atlantic-blamed-torrential-rain
 
Description MEdia 2021 - nova RADIO INTERVIEW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 30th April 2021 - interview will NOVA radio on new government emissions cut targets and the recent UN report on the state of the climate that sparked debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~sgs02rpa/MISC/WillHardyApr-30-2021.mp3
 
Description News web-article/ Press Release by Plymouth Marine Laboratory and NERC about NERC TaSE Initiative funded projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project Pathways of dispersal for cholera and solution tools (PODCAST) funded under the NERC Directed International was presented in the news article published in the PML website (https://www.pml.ac.uk/News_and_media/News/PODCAST_project_seeks_solution_for_cholera_outbrea), the article was linked to the news story published by NERC presenting the funded project in the the call "Towards a Sustainable Earth" (TaSE) published at https://nerc.ukri.org/press/releases/2019/07-tase/
The project PODCAST is a multi-lateral collaborative project involving partners from Japan JAMSTEC and India NIO, NERCI and CMFRI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.pml.ac.uk/News_and_media/News/PODCAST_project_seeks_solution_for_cholera_outbrea
 
Description OUTREACH 2017/05 Weather and Climate Science for Society, University of Reading Virtual Open Day. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Generate interest in Meteorology and further visits to University. Around 20 students interacted in a virtual tour and presentation on climate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~sgs02rpa/TALKS/AllanRPVirtualOpenDay18.pdf
 
Description OUTREACH 2018/06 A lecture and demonstration of the physics of climate change at Bohunt Wokingham school, 7th June 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Science of Climate Change lecture and demonstration of the physics of climate change at Bohunt Wokingham school, 7th June 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~sgs02rpa/TALKS/AllanRP2018BohuntClimate.pdf
 
Description OUTREACH 2021 - Causes of climate change talk and interview for GCSE Geography students, Gillotts School, Henley June 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An online interview and talk on the "Causes of climate change" designed to link with GCSE Geography curriculum and delivered to Gillotts School, Henley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/13Z9LfK9QYk51cydmbOglwmrzqL-wipV1/view
 
Description OUTREACH 2021 - Science and Stormont: talk on the latest climate science to Royal Society of Chemistry Stormont policy event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact talk on the latest climate science to Royal Society of Chemistry Stormont policy event that involved debate and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/47838/science-and-stormont-2021
 
Description OUTREACH 2021 - Talk and active demonstrations on science of climate change to Reading Girls school October 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk and demonstrations on science of climate change to Reading Girls school October 2021. Students actively participated in experiments and demonstrations and were highly engaged, asking insightful questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://spark.adobe.com/page/FkXrCfDr9Xida/
 
Description OUTREACH 2021 - climate change talk as part of Reading COP26 event November 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on the latest science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment report to local government and interest groups as part of the Reading COP26 events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/19699459.climate-rally-taking-place-reading-today-cop26/
 
Description OUTREACH 2021 - online talk to general public on the latest climate science as part of Reading Climate Festival COP26 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online talk to general public on the latest climate science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as part of the University of Reading contribution to the Reading Climate Festival leading up to COP26
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://readingcan.org.uk/
 
Description OUTREACH Ask Me Anything on Climate panel and twitter schools event, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Ask Me Anything on Climate panel and twitter schools event, 13th March 2020 Department of Meteorology, University of Reading. This generated many questions in person and virtually through twitter and students reported a change in their opinions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/UniRdg_Met/status/1238405936638820352?s=20
 
Description Oral presentation at the ESA's workshop "Atlantic from space", Southampton, UK, 23-25 January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a talk entitled "Decadal reanalysis of biogeochemical indicators and fluxes in the North East Atlantic ecosystem" at the ESA's workshop "Atlantic from space", Southampton, UK, 23-25 January 2019. This talk provide my expert contribution to the objective of the workshop, which was to assess the opportunities for Atlantic region focussed Earth Observation research and development, downstream activities and Information and communications technology (ICT) evolution, which may be the basis for future ESA investments to address some of the key information needs of this important area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://eo4society.esa.int/event/atlantic-from-space/
 
Description Oral presentation to the 35th meeting of the Monitoring, Assessment & Reporting Group (MARG) of DEFRA. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I presented the ambition and results of the UK NERC CAMPUS project, promoting the application o the science in marine policy and management frameworks. In particular, we discussed the outcomes of the project could usefully feed into our UK Marine Strategy and OSPAR monitoring and assessment programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Our Dynamic Earth, EISF 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A debate on global change as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Oxfordshire Pension Fund Climate Change Workshop, November 8th 2019. Climate change and what to expect. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion and workshop aiming to guide Oxfordshire county council on its policy regarding investment/divestment from fossil fuel in its pensions. Impact on pension bodies and stakeholders on the damage of climate change that helped to change opinions and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PODCAST 2021 - 4th October 2021: University of Reading podcast Climate Change: Providing the Science for Politicians 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 4th October 2021: University of Reading podcast Climate Change: Providing the Science for Politicians that sparked interest from prospective students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://open.spotify.com/episode/2kSAYrwD7uJ06aVsZBq0qz?si=2upd7wfOT1CE-IVFyR72Gg&dl_branch=1
 
Description PODCAST-project presentation at UKRI-led Towards a Sustainable Earth (TaSE) Programme Meeting 13-14 Jan 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Talk about PODCAST project as part of the UKRI-led Towards a Sustainable Earth (TaSE) Programme. The presentation highlighting progress, any key outcomes so far, impacts of COVID. It was presented to international funders from NERC, UKRI, UKRI India, UKRI China, India-UK Multilateral Division, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) UK, Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agriculatural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) Sweden, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Japan, and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) China; and to researchers from interdisciplinary fields from UK, Japan, India, China and Sweden. Discussions included 1) lessons learnt on the SDG synergies and how to manage any trade-offs in achieving multiple conflicting SDGs; 2) Ideas exchange on feeding project findings into the SDG processes at national or international level and links to COP26; and 3) What is the future of research around SDG?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://nerc.ukri.org/research/partnerships/international/tase/
 
Description PRESS RELEASE on March 5th 2020: Meteorology Department research examining observations and simulations shows how cutting particle pollution can increase sunlight at the surface and temporarily speed up climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact PRESS RELEASE on Meteorology Department research examining observations and simulations shows how cutting particle pollution can increase sunlight at the surface and temporarily speed up climate change. This resulted in further requests for information and led to media articles (Mail Online) and a further article aimed at the general public including schools in Physics Today.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR836792.aspx
 
Description Participation in ESA Climate Detectives 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I was one of the 'experts' in the European-wide activity: ESA climate detectives. In this activity primary school children from all over Europe made use of satellite images to detect changes in the landscape and the climate of the regions where they live.

https://climatedetectives.esa.int/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://climatedetectives.esa.int/
 
Description Participation in the Discovery section of the 2019 UK Space Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I was part of the NCEO stand in the Discovery section of the 2019 UK Space Conference. For three days we demonstrated to primary school students the use of space observations in order to detect changes in the landscape of different places in Earth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukspace2019.co.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=200183909&
 
Description Podcast for Naked Scientists programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Podcast recording entitled 'Taking Earth's temperature' for Naked Scientists website/media outlet. Interview based around the selection of FORUM as ESA's 9th Earth Explorer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/taking-earths-temperature-0
 
Description Poster presentation at ISDA2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Approximately 100 scientists, postgrads and industry professionals attended the International Symposium for Data Assimilation 2019 in Kobe, Japan. I had several discussions with a subset of these attendees, including a ECMWF representative, regarding my poster and the implications of my research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.data-assimilation.riken.jp/isda2019/
 
Description Presentation and expert panel member at the COP25 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Marie-Fanny Racault participated in the COP25 UK Pavilion Earth Observation Side Event 'Earth Observation and Climate Change: A Critical Capability in Understanding Our Changing World'. The event was led by moderator Prof Gideon Henderson (Defra CSA) who addressed audience to introduce the event and speakers, and gave a keynote speech, followed by six speaker presentations (including Dr Racault), and an audience discussion. Dr Racault's presentation focused on Earth Observations in the Oceans, and showed how Earth Observations provide a unique capability to monitor the oceans on both global and local scales. She presented examples of her research on marine phytoplankton and fisheries, and new applications to water-borne diseases (such as cholera) monitoring and human health. Finally, she reported on the potential opportunities for Earth observations to support ocean-based measures for the Paris Agreement Nationally Determined Contributions in the areas of adaptation and mitigation. Outcomes/Impacts: - Request for media radio interview for the BBC World Service Tech Tent show; broadcast Friday 13th December and is on the programme's website; Dr Racault's segment starts at around 11´30" into the programme. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csymtd
- Request for further engagements: 1) European Space Agency invitation to give keynote talk at international symposium; 2) contributed to news article for NCEO webpage https://www.nceo.ac.uk/article/un-climate-change-c onference-december-2019-cop25/; and 3) NCEO (NERC) and Space4Climate group, Dr Racault reported about activities at COP25 and interests/potential opportunities for further engagements at COP26 with Defra, ESA, and GEO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nceo.ac.uk/article/un-climate-change-conference-december-2019-cop25/
 
Description Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2020 on 16 Dec 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation "Climate precursors of satellite water marker index for spring cholera outbreak in Bengal Delta region" by Ogata T, Racault M-F, Nonaka M, Behera S, at AGU Fall Meeting 2020, 2020/12/16. This is novel work, which is part of PODCAST project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation on cholera and AI at ECMWF-ESA Workshop on Machine Learning for Earth System Observation and Prediction 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Talk given by my postgraduate student Amy Campbell as part of the PODCAST project. The talk was on the topic of "Artificial Intelligence in ESA Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) : An Overview". The talk was presented during the Virtual Event: ECMWF-ESA Workshop on Machine Learning for Earth System Observation and Prediction 8-10 October 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation#1 at 1st International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a changing world 2-3 Dec 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact E-poster presentation on the topic of "Surveillance of Environmental Reservoirs of Vibrio cholerae: challenges and Opportunities for Ocean-Colour Remote Sensing" was presented at the 1st International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a changing world 2-3 Dec 2020. A 3-min video about the poster was posted on the Symposium webportal and made accessible for viewing by all participants for a period of 3 months. The Symposium was attended by more than 200 participants from around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.oceanhealthmonaco.org/
 
Description Presentation#2 at 1st International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a changing world 2-3 Dec 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact E-poster presentation on the topic of "Exploring the potential of CCI-ECV data and machine learning for environmental cholera risk forecasting" was presented by my postgraduate student Amy Campbell at the 1st International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a changing world 2-3 Dec 2020. A 3-min video about the poster was posted on the Symposium webportal and made accessible for viewing by all participants for a period of 3 months. The Symposium was attended by more than 200 participants from around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.oceanhealthmonaco.org/
 
Description Press release by ESA on "Cholera outbreaks predicted using climate data and AI" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A press release has been published by European Space Agency about the PODCAST project and peer-reviewed paper on Cholera Risk: A Machine Learning Approach Applied to Essential Climate Variables by Campbell, Racault, Goult and Laurenson, published in the journal Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health in Dec 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Preparing_for_the_Future/Space_for_Earth/Space_for_health/Chole...
 
Description Radio interview for BBC World Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Radio interview for the BBC World Service Tech Tent show; broadcast Friday 13th December, interview is available on the programme's website as well; Marie-Fanny Racault's segment starts at around 11´30" into the programme. The radio interview took place following my presentation at the UK Pavilion event on Earth Observations for Climate during COP25 in Madrid, Spain, Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csymtd
 
Description Research was feature in a national newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I wrote a blog about my research in the departmental blog of the University of Reading. This work was featured in The Guardian section Weatherwatch. Also, a request for interview from a station in New Zealand was received. This is still in progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/oct/07/weatherwatch-sound-stratospheric-winds
 
Description SURE summer student placement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Working with a talented undergraduate student to study the intense 2018 Canadian wildfires and hopefully inspire them to follow a PhD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description School outreach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Around 30 school pupils attended the University as part of the Reading Scholars program. I ran a session on the mathematics of weather prediction, including Earth observation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description School visit (UTC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School talk to around 60 A-level pupils. Afterwards the teachers spoke to me about possible future events and possible closer collaboration between the University and the school, e.g. with school projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at University of Reading 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a research talk at the University of Reading. This generated interesting questions and discussion and ultimately resulted in future plans for current collaboration between Surrey and Reading.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.surrey.ac.uk/mathsresearch/2018/12/04/natalie-douglas-speaks-in-darc-seminar-at-the-un...
 
Description Talk at University of Surrey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Members of the Maths department at Surrey attended my talk, attendees included researchers in other areas of DA. This talk generated questions and discussion which sparked additional conversations that continued beyond the talk in terms of scope as well as timeframe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at conference (Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk sparked questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.agu.org/ocean-sciences-meeting/
 
Description Talk at conference - EGU Assembly 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 50 scientists assisted the talk, which stimulated questions and discussion. In particular, after listening my talk, the session convener asked me to develop a future collaboration to couple ERSEM to the MIT model of the Mediterranean Sea
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://egu2019.eu/
 
Description Talk to RAeS Derby branch: Global Space Power, the world from high above us 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk as part of a regular series of professional speaker events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description The Science of Climate Change, Portcullis Trust (Richmond-upon-Thames), 6th March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk and discussion on the science of climate change and discussion about policy options.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~sgs02rpa/TALKS/ClimateChange_Richmond_AllanRP.pdf
 
Description UK Dept of Business Enterprise Innovation and Skills 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An invited visit to BEIS to discuss forest monitoring, reporting for international climate agreements
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Urgent response to DFID for Mozambique flood response 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We have had an urgent request from DFID to support them on examination of flood areas for Mozambique following the cyclone Idai. We quickly assembled a small group of experts across NCEO to quickly respond to this request. I was the official point of contact organising telecons and disseminating data to DFID. I made the work visible via the Disaster Charter website - https://disasterscharter.org/web/guest/home;jsessionid=231B19F78DBFE1E7D99AB0A1D37F899E.jvm1
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://disasterscharter.org/documents/10180/1539407/vap-688-20-quicklook.png/1c1119cc-af80-403e-a73...
 
Description Virtual Global Citizens Conference talk on The Science of Climate Change (Virtual) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A talk on the science of climate change to students across disciplines at a Virtual Citizens Conference hosted at Liverpool St. John Moores UNiversity. This sparked questions and altered understanding of the climate change issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Conferences/Virtual-Global-Citizens-Conference
 
Description Visit to INPE, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research collaboration visit to INPE, Brazil to develop improved land surface models
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Webinar on marine ecosystem monitoring, modelling, assimilation to the ARCH-UK aquaculture community 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I presented the outcomes of marine ecosystem monitoring, modelling, assimilation developed in CAMPUS and other projects.The objective was to promote the exploitation of these outcomes in the framework of aquaculture planning and monitoring.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.aquaculturehub-uk.com/events/2021/3/23/campus-applying-oxygen-monitoringmodelling-techni...
 
Description West Blackett Association Annual General Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk on 'Climate change and what to do about it'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017