NCEO Corporate

Lead Research Organisation: National Centre for Earth Observation

Abstract

The NCEO is a partnership of over 100 scientists from 26 institutions whose mission is to unlock the full potential of Earth observation data.Our scientists use data from Earth observation satellites to monitor global and regional changes in the environment, as well as to learn more about the Earth system and improve predictions of future environmental conditions. Our scientists collaborate within eight broad research categories and we hold an annual conference to bring all these scientific advances together. The NCEO is a partnership of over 100 scientists from 26 institutions whose mission is to unlock the full potential of Earth observation data.The NCEO is based in the United Kingdom. We work closely with the UK satellite industry and international space organisations to ensure that our scientific understanding is delivered to the wider community. By forming collaborations between business and our scientists we have informed innovation in Earth Observation as well as pushed forward the cutting edge of scientific understanding. The National Centre for Earth Observation is one of the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) family of centres. The NCEO collaborates closely with these centres, a range of NERC services and facilities, and with the wider academic community to deliver NERC's science strategy. Through our research, the NCEO provides scientific direction for Earth observation facilities which are supported by NERC. These facilities include the Dundee satellite receiving station and the Dornier 228 aircraft operated by the Airborne Research and Survey Facility.

Publications

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Brugge R (2009) A showery mid-May over the British Isles in Weather

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Brugge R (2010) Weather Image in Weather

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Migliorini S (2009) The GlobMODEL Demonstrator: Assimilation of New Satellite Products in an Operational Meteorological Center in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

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Remedios J (2012) Earth observation: a revolutionary leap into the future in Astronomy & Geophysics

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Scaife A (2011) Improved Atlantic winter blocking in a climate model ATLANTIC BLOCKING in Geophysical Research Letters

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Singh R (2011) A comparison of the performance of Kalpana and Meteosat-7 WV radiances in the ECMWF NWP model in Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

 
Description The National Centre for Earth Observation ("NCEO") is an established NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) centre focused on the exploitation of Earth observation ("EO") from space to monitor and understand environmental and climate change. It comprises leading universities and institutions specialising in EO from space. The NCEO Directorate, which is based in the University of Reading, provides strategic planning for NCEO as well as day to day management. The Directorate ensures that the NCEO has a high profile with key partner and customer organisations.



Key achievements:

1 Gave strong strategic input and support to the UK Space Agency in developing the business case for EO and subscriptions to European Space Agency programmes

2 Alan O'Neill is the Chair of the Earth Sciences Advisory Committee of the European Space Agency. He is also science adviser to the Parliamentary Space Committee, and Member of UK Space Agency's EO Advisory Committee.

3 Leading role in developing the concept and establishing the facility for Climate and Environmental Monitoring from Space in partnership with industry on the Harwell Campus

4 Provides the scientific lead and project coordination for the FP7 CHARMe project to augment climate data with ancillary information.

5 Led a proposal to the European Space Agency to deliver advanced techniques in data assimilation. The purpose of which is to synthesise data from earth orbiting satellites and numerical models to enable predictions to be made of climate and environmental change.

6 NCEO in collaboration with the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation organised a national conference on Earth observation science and technology in Nottingham in 2012 bringing together nearly 200 academic users of EO, instrument developers and the business community as well as representatives of the UK and European Space Agencies.

7. Professor Shaun Quegan - Director of the NCEO's Carbon Theme - is the Principal Investigator on the Biomass mission, which in May 2013 was selected by the European Space Agency to be a major satellite launch in 2020. Scientists will use Biomass to calculate the amount of carbon stored in the world's forests, and help researchers understand better the role trees play in the cycling of carbon on Earth and, by extension, the influence this has on the planet's climate. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22435656

8. In September 2013, the NCEO was a major exhibitor at the European Space Agency's Living Planet Symposium in Edinburgh, and may of NCEO's scientists gave key talks at the symposium. http://www.livingplanet2013.org/

9. NCEO also exhibited at the UK Space Conference in Glasgow in July 2013. http://www.intellectuk.org/uk-space-2013-sponshorship-a-exhibition.

10. In July 2013, the Natural Environment Research Council agreed the continuation of the National Centre for Earth Observation around a new strategy, based on four grand challanges: (i) Observation, detection and interpretation of Earth System Change; (ii) Evaluation of Earth System models; (iii) Exploring the predictability of the Earth System; and (iv) Developing new methods for observing the Earth System. Professor John Remedios (Incoming Director October 2014) is preparing the new science proposal for NCEO ii, closely supported by Professor Peter Jan van Leeuwen (Interim Director), who is specifically responsible for defining the data assimilation strategy.

11. On March 10-11 2014, NCEO held a conference for Early Career Scientists in Leeds. Attendees gave short talks and a poster on their work and keynote speakers included Professor Andrew Shepherd on "From Concept to Launch" on how to develop an ESA mission; Professor John Remedios on "NCEO's future science plan". Delegates also received media training on delivering a podcast, by Richard Hollingham of Boffin Media. Copies of the talks and posters will be published on the NCEO website (see below).

12. NCEO will hold a Science conference in June 2014, jointly with the Centre for Earth Instrumentation and Space Technology.

13. NCEO leads the UK Space Agency's work on climate change. Debbie Clifford acts as the Coordinator of the Climate Data from Space Stakeholder Group which aims to promote UK leadership in processing, analysis, quality assurance and control, modelling and visualisation of space data for environmental research and climate applications and supports the growth of downstream services by bridging the gaps between academia and the commercial and public sectors.
Exploitation Route The Facility for Climate and Environmental Monitoring from Space is a facility to enable the best businesses, researchers and end-users to work together to develop new satellite-based products, services and applications. http://sa.catapult.org.uk/



The Climate Data from Space Stakeholder Group supports the growth of downstream services by bridging the gaps between academia and the commercial and public sectors.
Evidence of exploitation:

1 Over £3M contracts won with European Space Agency, European Union and commerce.

2. CEMS (The Facility for Climate and Environmental Monitoring from Space) is a key development for enhancing exploitation.

3. Climate Data from Space Stakeholder Group - is coordinated by Dr Debbie Clifford, NCEO, University of Reading.
Sectors Aerospace/ Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Government/ Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.nceo.ac.uk
 
Description CEMS is a facility to process, manage and distribute large datasets, produced from satellites monitoring the Earth's environment. The Facility for Climate and Environmental Monitoring from Space (CEMS) is a data centre based at Harwell's Science and Innovation Campus, for managing and processing large and complex datasets. With both Government and industrial sponsorship, CEMS has facilitated public-private sector partnerships to develop and expand the UK space industry. Government investment has enabled CEMS to play a key role in delivering UK Space Agency application development programmes. Discussion is taking place with the European Space Agency for CEMS to become a major data access and processing node for ESA data from the climate initiative programmes. CEMS has partnered industry (such as Infoterra) and provides facilities for small and medium-sized businesses in the space sector (such as Magellium), providing a major impact on the development of the expertise within the UK space sector, and downstream commercial products.
First Year Of Impact 2009
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description Chair of the European Space Agency's Science Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Contribution to POST note
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description DEFRA Workshop on Greenhouse Gases
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Science developments have led to an increasing ability to measure greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
 
Description European Space Agency Climate Change Initiative
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Technology Strategy Board Water Security Assessment Panel
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description UK Space Agency Earth Observation Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description UK Space Agency's Bilateral with Israel
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Airbus D&S
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Airbus Group 
Department Airbus Defence & Space
Sector Private
Country Germany
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description Airbus D&S
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Airbus Group 
Department Airbus Defence & Space
Sector Private
Country Germany
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description CHARMe
Amount £288,212 (GBP)
Funding ID 312641 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2014
 
Description CHARMe
Amount £288,212 (GBP)
Funding ID 312641 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2014
 
Description CLIPC
Amount £105,587 (GBP)
Funding ID 607418 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description CLIPC
Amount £105,587 (GBP)
Funding ID 607418 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2016
 
Description Data Assimilation Projects - Coupled Model Assimilation
Amount £824,855 (GBP)
Funding ID ESRIN/Contract No 4000104933/11/I-LG 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2014
 
Description Data Assimilation Projects - Coupled Model Assimilation
Amount £824,855 (GBP)
Funding ID ESRIN/Contract No 4000104933/11/I-LG 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2014
 
Description Data Assimilation Projects - Interfacing Earth Observation Data with Atmospheric and Land Surface Models
Amount £816,500 (GBP)
Funding ID ESRIN/Contract No 4000104980/11/I-LG 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description Data Assimilation Projects - Interfacing Earth Observation Data with Atmospheric and Land Surface Models
Amount £816,500 (GBP)
Funding ID ESRIN/Contract No 4000104980/11/I-LG 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2014
 
Description Data Assimilation Projects - Preparation of LTDP - Advanced Data Assimilation Methods
Amount £816,502 (GBP)
Funding ID ESRIN/Contract No 4000105001/11/I-LG 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2014
 
Description Data Assimilation Projects - Preparation of LTDP - Advanced Data Assimilation Methods
Amount £816,502 (GBP)
Funding ID ESRIN/Contract No 4000105001/11/I-LG 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2014
 
Description Interactive Visual Analysis of 4 Dimensional Fields, Processes and Dynamics
Amount £30,769 (GBP)
Funding ID 4000104423/11/F/MOS 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start  
 
Description Interactive Visual Analysis of 4 Dimensional Fields, Processes and Dynamics
Amount £30,769 (GBP)
Funding ID 4000104423/11/F/MOS 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2012
 
Description NCEO contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Monitoring Service
Amount £292,857 (GBP)
Funding ID SPC-CT-00220-PDGM 
Organisation Airbus Group 
Department Airbus Defence & Space
Sector Private
Country Germany
Start 05/2012 
End 05/2013
 
Description NCEO contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Monitoring Service
Amount £292,857 (GBP)
Funding ID SPC-CT-00220-PDGM 
Organisation Airbus Group 
Department Airbus Defence & Space
Sector Private
Country Germany
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2013
 
Description UK Space Agency
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description UK Space Agency
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description Can we use large scale snow cover information to predict seasonal weather patterns for Europe? 
Organisation EDF Energy
Department EDF Trading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Industry-sponsored MSc project
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with ACTUAL 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Postdoc Alex Boon has been working with the ACTUAL project which has brought additional insight to our GHG project with Airbus D&S
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with Airbus Defence and Space 
Organisation Airbus Group
Department Airbus Defence & Space
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration on greenhouse gas measurements
Start Year 2011
 
Description UK Space Agency 
Organisation UK Space Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Climate Data from Space Stakeholder Group Coordination
Start Year 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Berkshire 
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 Dr Roger Brugge was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire about the article he had written on weather in Reading during 2011.

Increase in requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC Radio Berkshire Interviews on unusual Summer Weather 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge was interviewed for a BBC Radio Berkshire broadcast on 8 June 2012 about the unusual weather of 2012.

Dr Brugge received other media requests for interviews.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description BBC Radio Surrey interview on unusual weather of 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge was interviewed by BBC Radio Surrey on 31st May for a broadcast about the unusual weather of 2012.

Dr Brugge received more requests for radio interviews about the unusual weather of 2012.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Big Bang Fair, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Claire Barber represented the NCEO at the Big Bang Fair in London.

NCEO demonstrated science activities, particularly relating to satellites in space at The Big Bang Fair in London in March 2013. The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. It is aimed at school children and members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Cryosat Press Briefing 
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 Professor Alan O'Neill and Professor Seymour Laxon gave a briefing to the UK press on the successful launch of the European Space Agency's Cryosat satellite.

Increased the public's awareness of the National Centre of Earth Observation's involvement in satellite science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description East Berks experiences twice the normal amount of April rain. 
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 Press release 01 May 2012

No description available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Emmbrook School Careers Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact not available

No description available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description European Space Agency Berlin Trade Show 
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 Professor Alan O'Neill was a key speaker at the European Space Agency Berlin Trade Show

Increased National Centre for Earth Observation's links with the international space industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Farnborough International Air Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Farnborough International Air Show is held every two years and is a showcase for the space industry, for an international audience of experts and members of the public.

Andrew Shaw and Alan O'Neill represented the National Centre for Earth Observation at the Farnborough International Air Show - to showcase NCEO's Earth observation science capabilities to internation space companies, and members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Floods set to become more common due to 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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press Release 26 November 2012

http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR476797.aspx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Google Earth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andrew Shaw provided a briefing to Google Earth, London, on Earth Observation Science.

Increased the National Centre for Earth Observation's links with industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Holt School Career's Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact not available

No description available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Lambs Lane Primary School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge taught five lessons to key stage 2 pupils

Increased local school children's knowledge and understanding of NCEO's science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Maiden Erlegh School Careers Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Promoting meteorology as a university subject and career at the Maiden Erlegh School (Reading) careers fair, 4 February 2013.

Increased the interest of GCSE and A-level pupils in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description May weather sets new records in Berkshire. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release 31 May 2012

No description available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Meet the Scientist Event for A Level Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised by the International Space Innovation Centre at Harwell.

Catherine Hayer and Nicola Howe of the NCEO took part in a "Meet the Scientist" careers event, organised by the International Space Innovation Centre at Harwell on 28 June 2012. This involved talking to groups of "A" level students about science careers,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Met Jobs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge created and runs the met-jobs online mailing list, to advertise vacancies in meteorology. With a worldwide audience, the website has 9600 subscribers and publishes over a thousand adverts a year.

Publishes over a thousand jobs in meteorology a year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description NCEO Exhibition at the UK Space Conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NCEO exhibited at the UK Space Conference, Glasgow, 2013. Delegates came from Industry, Commerce and Academia, and NCEO supported outreach activities for visiting schoolchildren.

Held at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre in Glasgow, it increased school children's and the international space community's knowledge and understanding of NCEO's science. http://www.intellectuk.org/uk-space-2013-home
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description NCEO National Space Academy Workshop at Roberty Smyth Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact NCEO ran a mini science conference for 11-14 year old children at the Robert Smyth Academy, Market Harborough, 19 May 2012.

Catherine Hayer led a science workshop, developed by the NCEO, at a mini science conference for 11-14 year old children. The workshop was very well received and the children particularly enjoyed the ultra-violet and thermal imaging activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description NCEO/CEOI Annual Science Conference Space Academy Demonstration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Catherine Hayer and Claire Barber publicised the National Space Academy and demonstrated the equipment they had developed for school outreach activities to the conference delegates.

Catherine Hayer and Claire Barber subsequently carried out many demonstrations to schools and pupils as part of the National Space Academy school outreach programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description National Space Academy Careers Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised for "A" level students to learn about careers in science.

An opportunity for "A"-level students to meet young scientists, and learn about careers in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description National Space Academy Development Day for Science Teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact National Space Academy Development Day, Space Centre, Leicester, July 2012.

Claire Barber and Catherine Hayer represented NCEO at the National Space Academy Development Day in Leicester. The day was organised for Space Academy teachers to showcase some "real life science" to teachers, and to develop new science lesson resources
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Oxford Road Community School Science Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge visited a year 3 class at Oxford Road Community School in Reading and spent some 90 minutes showing them various weather instruments and explaining how they work.

Increase in the interest in science subjects by school pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Reading 58th Scouts Group Meteorologists' Badge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge gave training to the 58th Reading Scouts group and an evening guided tour of the University of Reading weather station, for the scouts meteorologists' badge.

58th Reading Scouts Group learned about meteorology and science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description School Work Experience Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge ran an afternoon hands-on session on "the making of weather observations and the interpretation of real-time radiosonde output", and also another two afternoon sessions entitled "plotting and interpreting a weather chart" for local schoolchildren, at the University of Reading's Meteorology Department in February 2013.

Increased the science knowledge of GCSE school pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Science Advisory to the Parliamentary Space Committee 
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 Professor Alan O'Neill is a science advisor to the UK's Parliamentary Space Committee

The UK's Parliamentary Space Committee became more knowledgeable on UK Earth Observation science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The Avenue Special Needs School Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge visited The Avenue School for Special Needs in Reading to talk to the children about weather instruments and weather forecasting. The visit included the opportunity for the children to have hands-on exploration of various weather instruments, including an olde radiosonde.

Dr Roger Brugge received requests from other local schools to talk to children about weather instruments and weather forecasting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The wettest start to the summer for almost a century. 
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 Press release 2 July 2012.

No description available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description University of Reading Work Experience Week for School Children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge ran hands-on sessios on the making of weather observations and the interpretation of real-time radiosonde output and on plotting and interpreting a weather chart, during the University of Reading's work experience week for school children.

Increased the school children's knowledge and understanding of NCEO's science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description University weather experts record wettest spell in Reading since 2000 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge wrote an article for the online local journal, GetReading, 08 January 2014

http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/university-weather-experts-record-wettest-6478462
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Warm days, cool nights, foggy mornings - March, a month of contrasts 
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 Press Release 30 March 2012

No description available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Weather Talk for Reading Scout Beaver Pack 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge visited the 99th Reading Scout Beaver Colony and gave a presentation to them about how to make weather observations. The young students were given an opportunity for hands-on experience of professional weather instruments, and Dr Brugge examined the DIY instruments that they had recently made to measure humidity, rainfall and wind.

No description available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Weather Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge runs a weather blog for University of Reading, sourced by local authorities, charities, students, and private individuals

Increase in requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Wet weekend? Blame the jet stream say weather experts. 
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 Press release 15 June 2012

No description available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Whiteknights Primary School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Roger Brugge gave talks to 2 primary school classes - introducing them to the art of contouring a weather pressure chart.

Increase in requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014