NCEO Directorate

Lead Research Organisation: National Centre for Earth Observation

Abstract

The essential objectives for NCEO are: 1. Innovative data assimilation for Earth state representation, its model-mediated assessment and interrogation, with significant NWP-related impact. 2. Historical and new observations of Earth System evolution and impact in operational and business services using critical long-term data sets. 3. Model-data evaluation and policy impact for global ESM and component models 4. Provision of instrument, data facilities, key tools and training for use by the wider NERC community with impact from NERC technology applications. The NCEO Corporate team provides strategic and day to day management of NCEO and oversight of strategic projects. The Corporate team consists of the NERC Directorate team concerned with scientific support,training, communications, innovation and impact, outreach and admin, and the NCEO Executive Team which consists of the Director and Divisional Directors to provide strategic direction.

Publications

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Bohnenstengel S (2015) Meteorology, Air Quality, and Health in London: The ClearfLo Project in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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Ermida S (2017) Modelling directional effects on remotely sensed land surface temperature in Remote Sensing of Environment

 
Description Our findings have been used by: 1) The space industry, e.g. Innovation and Growth strategy, to support strength of UK climate research and hence potential for a climate services market; 2) Space data and information supply companies working with us to develop concepts of satellite data use in markets and apps 3) Government, e.g. Defra, Ofcom, to develop better appreciation, exploitation and regulation of satellite EO-related services
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description DEFRA as policy lead for the Group on Earth Observations
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Evidence to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee: Satellites and Space Inquiry 15-16
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-co...
 
Description Global Forests Observation Initiative leads group for policy-relevance of EO for REDD+
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description John Remedios received an invitation to speak to and advise Defra Earth Observation Centre of Excellence on new methods to support public sector EO, data access for EO satellite data and results of academic research into data quality.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Ministerial Statement for the Group on Earth Observations Plenary 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Ofcom: Strategic review of satellite and space science use of spectrum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Improved knowledge of use of electromagnetic spectrum and hence regulation of frequency use
 
Description Royal Society Report: Observing the Earth- expert views on environmental observation for the UK
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/environmental-observation/
 
Description Space4Climate
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.the-iea.org/space4climate/
 
Description UK Government Earth Observation Service
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description UK Space Agency Earth Observation Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Delivery of UK Space Agency functions. Formulation and responses to the Innovation and Growth Strategy for Space
 
Description UK Space Agency as policy lead for the Committee on Earth Observations
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Working with Defra to advise on international government policy with respect to the Group on Earth Observations
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description a. NCEO worked with UK Space Agency and Ofcom on use of spectrum, in particular through Space Spectrum Advisory Committee. We provided inputs to Ofcom which enabled it to understand better the use of Earth Observation satellites by both the public sector and industry.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description b. NCEO worked with UK Space Agency and Defra by running a joint Office supporting UK activities in the Group on Earth Observations and the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites. This included both advice on policy and co-ordination of UK technical activities. Particular successes included the placing of 23,000 UK data sets from data.gov into the GEO System of Systems (GEOSS) enabling international access and support for BEIS in improving understanding of EO data for REDD+ (relevant to their international climate investments). This included a inter-governmental and inter-agency meeting on the Global Forests Observation Initiative (GFOI).
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.nceo.ac.uk/innovation/nceo-geo/
 
Description CEC- EU Governent Bodies, FIDUCEO Project
Amount £110,917 (GBP)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2015 
End 02/2019
 
Description CEOS/GEO Office (DEFRA)
Amount £42,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description Characterising regimes of land stress across the Indo-Gangetic Plain using EO Data (Global Challenges Exploration Grant)
Amount £31,369 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/P003303/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description DEFRA UK GEO/CEOS Office
Amount £44,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description DEFRA UK GEO/CEOS Office - Review of value of Group on Earth Observations to HMG
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 04/2019
 
Description EO Detective Phase Two
Amount £23,387 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description ESA DUE: GlobTemperature
Amount £277,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 11/2013 
End 11/2016
 
Description ESA ESRIN, MIPAS Phase F Extension
Amount £33,323 (GBP)
Funding ID EOS-2014/103 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 10/2014 
End 10/2017
 
Description EUMETSAT ITT
Amount £24,274 (GBP)
Funding ID EOS-2014/116 
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 11/2014 
End 06/2015
 
Description Eumetsat/Globtemp (Consultancy) - Intercomparison with Eumetsat's CM SAF and Globtemp LST TCDR
Amount £14,033 (GBP)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 05/2016 
End 02/2017
 
Description GEO/CEOS Office
Amount £59,995 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description Horizon 2020 DT-SPACE-07-BIZ-2018
Amount € 999,664 (EUR)
Funding ID 821911 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2020
 
Description Horizon 2020: EUSTACE
Amount £352,514 (GBP)
Funding ID 640171 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2015 
End 06/2018
 
Description NERC International development innovation and impact award: Disaster Risk Resilience Scoping Project
Amount £20,479 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description NERC Public Engagement Call: Climate Consortium
Amount £119,071 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description NERC, Public Engagement Funding
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Description Summer of Science
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 12/2015
 
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 07/2016 
End 06/2017
 
Description UK Earth System Model (Joint Weather & Climate Research Programme) (UKESM)
Amount £74,021 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2021
 
Description UK Space Agency ARD Demonstration Projects
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 04/2019
 
Description UK Space Agency GEO CEOS Office
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description UKSA Public Engagement funding for Tim Peake Activities
Amount £10,021 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Title Specifications for Analysis-ready data 
Description NCEO scientists worked on analysis-ready data specifications and advised these to the international grouping looking at CARD4L specifications 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact International demonstrations of analysis-ready data are helping the non-expert community to use Earth Observation data more easily 
 
Description Accepted proposal for NCEO-EMBRACE collaboration for East Midlands Copernicus Relay Office 
Organisation Embrace UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution NCEO and EMBRACE are hosting the new East Midlands Copernicus Relay. Copernicus has been specifically designed to meet user requirements. Through satellite and in-situ observations, the services deliver near-real-time data on a global level which can also be used for local and regional needs, to help us better understand our planet and sustainably manage the environment we live in.
Collaborator Contribution NCEO and EMBRACE are hosting the new East Midlands Copernicus Relay. Copernicus has been specifically designed to meet user requirements. Through satellite and in-situ observations, the services deliver near-real-time data on a global level which can also be used for local and regional needs, to help us better understand our planet and sustainably manage the environment we live in.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Committee on Earth Observation Satellites specifications: Analysis Ready Data for Land 
Organisation Joint Nature Conservation Committee
PI Contribution The UK GEO/CEOS Office at NCEO helped coordinate UK expert inputs to work by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), developing a set of specifications to ensure that satellite data are processed to a minimum set of requirements and organized into a form that allows immediate analysis with a minimum of additional user effort and interoperability both through time and with other datasets. NCEO-University of Leicester and NCEO-University of Sheffield also provided detailed comments and additions to the specifications.
Collaborator Contribution Satellite Applications Catapult support the time for the UK delegate to the CEOS group that is coordinating this activity, liaising closely with the UK GEO/CEOS Office. JNCC provided detailed inputs to the specifications, alongside contributions from others across the UK EO community.
Impact Further funding to demonstrate the usefulness of the specifications under development has been provided by UK Space Agency, administered under an open call and managed by the UK GEO/CEOS Office at NCEO.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Committee on Earth Observation Satellites specifications: Analysis Ready Data for Land 
Organisation Satellite Applications Catapult
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The UK GEO/CEOS Office at NCEO helped coordinate UK expert inputs to work by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), developing a set of specifications to ensure that satellite data are processed to a minimum set of requirements and organized into a form that allows immediate analysis with a minimum of additional user effort and interoperability both through time and with other datasets. NCEO-University of Leicester and NCEO-University of Sheffield also provided detailed comments and additions to the specifications.
Collaborator Contribution Satellite Applications Catapult support the time for the UK delegate to the CEOS group that is coordinating this activity, liaising closely with the UK GEO/CEOS Office. JNCC provided detailed inputs to the specifications, alongside contributions from others across the UK EO community.
Impact Further funding to demonstrate the usefulness of the specifications under development has been provided by UK Space Agency, administered under an open call and managed by the UK GEO/CEOS Office at NCEO.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Leads and Data group 
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The UK GEO/CEOS Office at NCEO supports join-up on UK inputs and information-sharing relating to GFOI, including workshops and meetings. GFOI aims to coordinate international support for developing countries on forest monitoring and greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting for REDD+ and related activities. NCEO scientists support the research for methods for forest monitoring.
Collaborator Contribution In 2018 BEIS joined the GFOI leads group to coordinate understanding and use of methods to demonstrate the carbon impact of its climate investments in developing countries (consistent with REDD+ reporting and verification). Information on GFOI from the BEIS lead is shared with the UK GEO/CEOS Office and beyond to the UK EO community. NPL co-supports the UK vice-chair to the Committee on Earth Observation Space Data Coordination Group for GFOI.
Impact The continued agreement to support the UK vice chair to CEOS Space Data Coordination Group for GFOI.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Leads and Data group 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UK GEO/CEOS Office at NCEO supports join-up on UK inputs and information-sharing relating to GFOI, including workshops and meetings. GFOI aims to coordinate international support for developing countries on forest monitoring and greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting for REDD+ and related activities. NCEO scientists support the research for methods for forest monitoring.
Collaborator Contribution In 2018 BEIS joined the GFOI leads group to coordinate understanding and use of methods to demonstrate the carbon impact of its climate investments in developing countries (consistent with REDD+ reporting and verification). Information on GFOI from the BEIS lead is shared with the UK GEO/CEOS Office and beyond to the UK EO community. NPL co-supports the UK vice-chair to the Committee on Earth Observation Space Data Coordination Group for GFOI.
Impact The continued agreement to support the UK vice chair to CEOS Space Data Coordination Group for GFOI.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Leads and Data group 
Organisation UK Space Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The UK GEO/CEOS Office at NCEO supports join-up on UK inputs and information-sharing relating to GFOI, including workshops and meetings. GFOI aims to coordinate international support for developing countries on forest monitoring and greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting for REDD+ and related activities. NCEO scientists support the research for methods for forest monitoring.
Collaborator Contribution In 2018 BEIS joined the GFOI leads group to coordinate understanding and use of methods to demonstrate the carbon impact of its climate investments in developing countries (consistent with REDD+ reporting and verification). Information on GFOI from the BEIS lead is shared with the UK GEO/CEOS Office and beyond to the UK EO community. NPL co-supports the UK vice-chair to the Committee on Earth Observation Space Data Coordination Group for GFOI.
Impact The continued agreement to support the UK vice chair to CEOS Space Data Coordination Group for GFOI.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Implementation in ESA offline processing 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Processing of data for ESA
Collaborator Contribution Review and acceptance of data
Impact Data are becoming available externally
Start Year 2010
 
Description Support for Space4Climate 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Institute for Environmental Analytics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NCEO has supported the Space4Climate partnership, developing a model of a "seamless supply chain" from satellite instruments to end users and identifying gaps in data, information and infrastructure. NCEO, under contract to the Institute of Environmental Analytics, developed a job specification for a sector champion, to promote UK climate capabilities to a broad range of end users. NCEO's work is helping UK Space Agency to realise its goal of UK being the "go to place" for climate services.
Collaborator Contribution The Space4Climate partnership, develops a model of a "seamless supply chain" from satellite instruments to end users and identifies gaps in data, information and infrastructure.
Impact Appointment of a sector champion
Start Year 2017
 
Description The Copernicus Academy 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Institute for Environmental Analytics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Copernicus Academy, held jointly in partnership between NCEO and the Institute for Environmental Analytics (University of Reading) has been renewed for the year October 2017 - October 2018
Collaborator Contribution The Copernicus Academy will connect European universities, research institutions, business schools, both private and non-profit organisations, in the Participating Countries of the Programme and beyond. The goal of the Network is to develop lectures, training sessions, traineeships as well as educational and training material to empower the next generation of researchers, scientists, and entrepreneurs with suitable skill sets to use Copernicus data and information services to their full potential.
Impact NA
Start Year 2017
 
Description 17th GHRSST Science Team meeting, in Washington DC, 6-10 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gary Corlett organised the annual meeting of the GHRSST Science Team. The Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) is an open international science group that promotes the application of satellites for monitoring sea surface temperature (SST) by enabling SST data producers, users and scientists to collaborate within an agreed framework of best practice. GHRSST provides a framework for SST data sharing, best practices for data processing and a forum for scientific dialog, bringing SST to the user.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A Beautiful Planet 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On a series of dates in November 2018, NCEO's Dr Richard Pope gave a pre-screening talk to audiences at Leeds, Ashton under Lyne, and Nottingham before the screening of the film "A Beautiful Planet". Dr Pope talked about the knowledge that scientists can gain from Earth observation satellite images, and his career in this field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Advanced Training Course in Land Remote Sensing 2018 
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 From 10-14 September 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) organised an Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing dedicated to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from EO missions (e.g. the Copernicus Sentinels) for science and applications development. The course wass part of ESA's EO Science for Society - Scientific Exploitation element of EOEP-5 (the fifth cycle of ESA's Earth Observation Envelope Programme).

Objectives
The Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing aimed at: training the next generation of scientists on remote sensing of land surfaces and processes;
explaining the theoretical principles, processing algorithms, data products and their use in applications; introducing tools and methods for the exploitation of EO satellite data, in particular the Sentinels; stimulating and supporting the exploitation of ESA and non-ESA EO data for land remote sensing science and applications.

The course provided advanced scientific knowledge on theory and applications of land remote sensing. It was organised around the following main components:

Theoretical fundamentals and advanced concepts of spaceborne optical, thermal and microwave remote sensing
Presentation of the Sentinel-1, -2 and -3 missions and relevant ESA Earth Explorer missions
EO land applications: land use and land cover; change detection and multitemporal analysis; vegetation status and its disturbance; land surface temperature; terrain motion and critical infrastructure monitoring; forest biophysical retrievals; flood and water bodies monitoring; agricultural monitoring; fire detection; urban mapping; monitoring of the hydrological cycle, etc.
Practicals using ESA toolboxes (e.g. SNAP) and other tools.

The training course included lectures by leading scientists including NCEO staff as well as hands-on computer exercises exploiting real data for science and applications. The poster session organised during the course gave participants an opportunity to present their research results and consult with experts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nceo.ac.uk/article/esa-8th-advanced-training-course-on-land-remote-sensing/
 
Description Attendance at 3 GEO XIV plenary in Washington DC, October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Part of the UK exhibition stand at GEO XIV plenary exhibition with three posters specifically designed by NCEO :

1) National Centre for Earth Observation: Transformational EO science to meet Earth System Challenges
2) Defra Earth Observation Centre of Excellence
3) The UK and GEO: Selected Projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Attendance at The UK Space Agency's Earth Observation Town Hall meeting 
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 21 March 2017: The UK Space Agency's Earth Observation Town Hall meeting, attended by John Remedios, Zof Stott and Jan Fillingham. A meeting with representatives from academia, government and industry to influence the UK Space Agency and Government's 5-year policy on Earth Observation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Radio Wiltshire Broadcast 12 November 2015 
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 Catherine Fitzsimons, on behalf of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), took part in a BBC Radio Wiltshire broadcast from the UK Space Agency's office in Swindon. She gave details of NCEO's schools project called Earth Observation Detective, and associated competition. EO Detective forms part of the Astronaut Tim Peake's Principia trip to the International Space Station.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://principia.org.uk/activity/eodetective/
 
Description Big Bang Fair, NEC Birmingham 
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 National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) scientists attended the Big Bang Fair, NEC Birmingham from 16-19 March 2016, to demonstrate the science behind photographing the Earth from space using photographs taken by astronauts and also satellite images.

The Big Bang Fair is the largest event in the UK for schoolchildren to discover and learn all about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

This forms part of the Astronaut Tim Peake Mission Principia trip to the International Space Station and downloadable school teaching resources available on the STEM website: https://www.stem.org.uk/esero/tim-peake
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/
 
Description Big Data Conference 2018 
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 Hundreds of data scientists from across the world gathered at the UK Space Cluster in Harwell, Oxfordshire to contribute to an international conference. The PV2018 conference, held 15-17th May 2018, focused on the opportunities in understanding vast datasets and ways to take that new information and make it accessible and usable to the widest variety of disciplines for societal benefit and commercial growth.

Vast datasets now exist in many areas of science and society but we need the right tools to process and make sense of it. STFC RAL Space, the UK Space Agency and the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) hosted the conference, bringing together participants from academia and industry. PV2018 highlighted the cutting edge of data exploitation and preservation science and technologies from satellites and science experiments.

With over 310 authors from five continents contributing, talks ranged from pest control in sub-Saharan Africa to the UK transport network. The programme featured speakers from NASA, CERN, ESA, the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA), Chinese meteorological office and Kenyan Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation as well as British institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nceo.ac.uk/article/pv2018-highlights-innovative-data-science/
 
Description British Geological Survey's Open Day 27 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scientists from the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) attended the British Geological Survey's Open Day on 27 June 2015 and gave demonstrations on how scientists monitor the Earth's environment using light.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bgs.ac.uk/news/events/openday/
 
Description Charters Institute of Public Relations Conference 2018 
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 On 13th November 2018, NCEO's Janet Fillingham attend the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Conference, held at the British Library London. Delegates discussed accountable leadership plus developing an organisation's social purpose and reputation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cipr.co.uk/nationalconference
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NCEO had a joint stand at the Cheltenham Science Festival with the University of Leicester. The theme of the stand was monitoring the Earth with light and demonstrated Earth observation science techniques with interactive activities. Over 10,000 people attended the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chemistry at Work Schools Event at RAF Cosford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Scientists from the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) attended the Chemistry at Work Schools Open Day at RAF Cosford and gave talks and demonstrations to schoolchildren aged 11-14 on "monitoring the Earth with Light".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Chemistry at Work, National Space Centre, 25 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scientists from the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) attended an event organised by the National Space Centre Leicester called Chemistry at Work. They gave demonstrations and talks about how scientists monitor the Earth with Light. This forms part of the National Space Academy education programme.

The event was attended by schoolchildren ages 11-14, their parents and teachers, as well as other professional practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://nationalspaceacademy.org/chemistry-at-work
 
Description Cosmic Classroom, World Museum Liverpool 
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 National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) scientists attended the Cosmic Classroom at the World Museum, Liverpool, on 02 February 2016, organised by the UK Space Agency. Astronaut Tim Peake was involved in a live linkup with schoolchildren at the Museum from the International Space Station.

NCEO scientists gave informal workshops and poster sessions on using satellite data and astronaut photographs to understand the Earth's system. This activity was linked to the Earth Observation Detective project - part of Astronaut Tim Peake Principia Mission to the International Space Station.

Downloadable school teaching materials are available on the STEM website: https://www.stem.org.uk/esero/tim-peake
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/about/mediacentre/2016/untitled.aspx
 
Description Data Assimilation Training Course 2019 
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 The NCEO and University of Reading hosted a training workshop, led by specialists in the science of Data Assimilation. Twenty-give postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students attended the training course from 5-8 March 2019 which included classroom-based teaching and computer practicals. This course provided an introduction of all data-assimilation methods used in numerical weather prediction, including the latest developments. All methods were derived from a common framework to allow a full overview of the assumptions and hence applicability of the different methods. Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to apply data-assimilation methods to small and large numerical models, to obtain hands-on experience with the different methods and deepen understanding of their working and limitations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nceo.ac.uk/article/data-assimilation-training-course/
 
Description Defra Earth Observation and Open Data Event, 2 February 2016 
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 The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) helped to organise - and attended as an exhibitor as well as providing speakers - the Defra Earth Observation and Open Data Event at Nobel House, London on 2 February 2016.

The overall objectives for the day was defined as: exploiting the latest advances in Earth Observation and HMG Open Data
to drive innovation in public services.

The specific objectives for the event followed from this, including:

1. Stimulate and drive innovation in EO solutions for Defra policy requirements
2. Engage the EO SME community to encourage new approaches to application development
3. Ensure Defra is exploiting the best EO science.
4. Encourage collaborative working between all public and private sector partners, from both user and supply communities.
5. Understanding how our integrated approach to EO exploitation can be optimized and encouraged

The Showcase was therefore aimed primarily at Defra policy makers to meet and engage with a wide range of EO experts and companies.

Partners: The Defra EO Team worked with a range of partners to organise and deliver the Showcase. The partners were: NCEO, the Satellite Applications Catapult, Knowledge Transfer Network UK Limited, UK Space Agency Space for Smarter Government Programme, and the UK Met Office.

Speakers included:
• The Rt Hon Liz Truss, MP, Defra Secretary of State
• Prof Ian Boyd, Defra Chief Scientific Adviser
• Andreas Veispak, European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description EO Detective Competition Launch 
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 National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) launched its competition for school-aged children to win a photograph taken of Earth from the International Space Station during Tim Peake's Principia mission at the Royal Institution on Saturday 24 October 2015. Helen Czerski attended to lend VIP support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://principia.org.uk/activity/eodetective/#panel--events
 
Description EO Detective blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact EO Detective blog (first post 28 September 2016) 223 visitors, each looking at around 4 pages, as at 6 December 2016. The objective of the blog is to promote the EO Detective project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://eodetective.wordpress.com/
 
Description ESERO (European Space Education Research Office) Earth Observation Workshop, York 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Sharing, discussing and considering developments of Earth Observation teaching resources for schools to secondary phase Teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Earth Observation Detective Competition 
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 As part of Astronaut Tim Peake Principia Mission to the International Space Station 2015-2016, National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) developed school teaching materials for key stages 2, 3 and 4 to learn about how scientists understand the Earth's system.

Known as Earth Observation Detective, the NCEO in collaboration with the UK Space Agency, the European Space Agency and NASA, ran a competition for school-aged children to win a photograph of Earth taken from the International Space Station, and signed by Tim Peake.

The competition ran from 24 October 2015 - 26 February 2016. Over 1000 entries to the competition were received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://principia.org.uk/activity/eodetective/
 
Description EarthCARE Continuing Professional Development Workshop Part 1 for Secondary School Teachers, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Catherine Fitzsimons, National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), gave an introductory talk to Secondary School Science Teachers about the role that Earth Observation plays in Science. She outlined the NCEO's project for schools called EO Detective;, which is part of the schools programme linked to the European Space Agency British Astronaut Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station (Principia);. NCEO has developed freely-downloadable school teaching materials for key stages 2, 3 and 4 based upon the science of Earth observation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.stemwiltsdorset.org.uk/news/cpd-rutherford-appleton-laboratory-space-secondary-science-te...
 
Description EarthCARE Continuing Professional Development Workshop Part 2 for Secondary School Teachers, National STEM Centre York 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Catherine Fitzsimons, National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), gave an introductory talk to Secondary School Science Teachers about the role that Earth Observation plays in Science. She outlined the NCEO's project for schools called EO Detective;, which is part of the schools programme linked to the European Space Agency British Astronaut Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station (Principia);. NCEO has developed freely-downloadable school teaching materials for key stages 2, 3 and 4 based upon the science of Earth observation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/ondemand/43946/space-context-teaching-science-earthcare-mission
 
Description Exhibitor at Discover Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An event to engage the general public with Space topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exhibitor at the RSPSoc Annual Meeting 
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 5-8 September 2017: Exhibitor at the RSPSoc Annual Meeting, Imperial College, London. Attended by 130 delegates from academia, industry and government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exhibitors at EcoBuild 2018 
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 6-8 March 2018: EcoBuild 2018 - NCEO's JF, Dr Mathias Disney and Dr Phil Wilkes attended the annual EcoBuild conference and exhibited the work of NCEO in using satellite data and laserscanners to survey trees and ecology within the London urban environment. (Attended by c.5000 representatives from the building and sustainability industries).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Exhibitors at NERC UnEarthed Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This 17-19 November, meet the people on a daily quest to answer the biggest questions on Earth.

How do we look after our coastlines? Can we make the air we breathe better for us? Can we make natural disasters less disastrous? What can we do to get more food out of the same soil? How can we generate energy for the future?

We are the Natural Environment Research Council. We fund the science tackling these questions and more. The answers inform the choices we make as individuals, as governments and all the way up to the UN.

Come to Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh and meet the people exploring the world at our feet. Find out how the sea makes a wave, see if you can stop a flood and check who else is living in your clothes...
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://unearthed.nerc.ac.uk/
 
Description Exhibitors at UK Space Connference 
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 UK Space Conference 2017 - by numbers:
• 1223 industry delegates attended across the 3 days
• 224 speakers
• 28 in-depth parallel sessions
• 5 main plenary sessions
• 20 'Space 101' sessions
• 2,000 members of the public attended the Outreach event 'Discover Space in Manchester'
• 109 exhibitors
• 580 people attended the Gala Dinner & Sir Arthur Clarke Awards
• 17 million Twitter impressions - the Hashtag #ukspace2017 was among the top-trending UK hashtags during the event
• 95% of delegates rated the event 'excellent or good'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Farnborough Air Show 
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 NCEO lead an activity to promote Earth observation science and the EO Detective project on the UKSA stand. Over the two days of the festival it was estimated the 10,000 people interacted with the UKSA stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Farnborough International Sir Show 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The NCEO team attended the Farnborough International Air Show on 21-22 July 2018 along with the UK Space Agency. The team used interactive activities which demonstrated photographing the Earth from Space and the science that can be learned from satellite images. The aim of these activities was to inform members of the public about Earth observation science, and the study of the Earth's system to monitor climate change and greenhouse gases. It was also an opportunity to publicise the kind of careers that are available in this sector, and the school teaching materials produced as part of the NCEO's "EO Detective" activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description FutureBuild 2019 
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 NCEO exhibited with the Space4Climate and London Climate Change Partnership at the FutureBuild conference and exhibition from 5-7 March 2019. The audience was mainly professional practitioners from the building industry. NCEO demonstrated how scientists use satellites to monitor the Earth's climate, and also how they use laser scanners to measure and monitor the urban environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.futurebuild.co.uk/welcome#/
 
Description GHRSST Exhibition Booth at Ocean Sciences in New Orleans (22-26 February 2016) 
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 Ocean Sciences is a biennial meeting organized by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS). It consists of a diverse program covering topics in all areas of the ocean sciences discipline. It is arguably the most important scientific meeting of its discipline. This allows GHRSST, by hosting an exhibition booth, to have face-to-face interaction with our many users, from new users unaware of GHRSST to experienced users that use many GHRSST products. Roughly 200 people were spoken to directly at the booth over 3 days.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Geology/Physics Day for Long Field Academy, Melton Mowbray, 7th December 2016 
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 A workshop was run for a group of year 9 school students and staff. The purpose of which was to promote Earth observation science to the students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ground Control Day, City of Norwich School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 12 February 2016, scientists from the National Centre for Earth Observation gave a workshop to school students aged 14-16, and their parents and teachers. The workshop was about understanding the Earth's system using satellite data and astronaut photographs. This forms part of the school outreach programme for Tim Peake Mission Principia to the International Space Station.

Teaching resources are available to download on the STEM ESERO website: https://www.stem.org.uk/esero/tim-peake
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.stem.org.uk/esero/tim-peake
 
Description Into the Blue 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NCEO took part in the large NERC event 'Into the Blue' based in Manchester. Multiple activities were run with the aim of promoting and engaging the attendees with Environmental and specifically Earth observation science. Approximately 5000 members of the public attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Into the Blue: Liverpool, 4-7th October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact NCEO took part in this event onboard Royal Research Ship "Discovery" providing a practical demonstration of science using thermal camera
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://intotheblue.nerc.ac.uk/liverpool/
 
Description NCEO Director Appears on the news after Aeolus Press Event 
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 NCEO's Director, Professor John Remedios, attended the Aeolus press event hosted by Airbus on 17th January 2017 to mark the completion of the Aeolus wind instrument for the European Space Agency.

He was interviewed by ITV's Alok Jha, whose report featured on the News at Ten on 17th January. Prof Remedios was also interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Inside Science by Adam Rutherford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38656962
 
Description NCEO Researchers Forum 2015 
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 11-12 February 2016, the National Centre for Earth Observation held its annual Researchers' Forum - a training workshop for Early Career Scientists and Postgraduate Students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nceo.ac.uk
 
Description NCEO Researchers Forum 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 5-6 February 2018: NCEO Researchers' Forum: 26 early career researchers attended a two-day conference, where they received training in presentation skills.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NCEO Researchers' Forum 2019 
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 on 12th-13th March 2019 NCEO held a Researchers' Forum for 35 postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers, where training was given in preparing, publishing and archiving data from Earth Observation satellites. The Forum was held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and staff from the Central Environmental Data Archive gave workshops on preparing a data management plan as well as publishing datasets. They also gave practical demonstrations and instruction in how to use the tools on the JASMIN super computer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NCEO conference June 2017 presentation entitled: The Joint GEO/CEOS Office: Overview, achievements and priorities for 2017-2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NCEO conference June 2017 presentation entitled: The Joint GEO/CEOS Office: Overview, achievements and priorities for 2017-2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description NCEO hosted a joint science conference with the Centre for Earth Observation and Instrumentation 
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 27-30 June 2017: NCEO hosted a Joint Science Conference with the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI), held at Bath University. 160 delegates from the UK's Earth Observation academic, industry and government community attended and heard presentations on EO technology, science and applications. Two poster sessions were held with 80 posters displayed, and the conference included the annual meeting of the CEOI, and the NCEO's café Scientifique.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NCEO were part of the UKSA stand at The Big Bang Fair, 16-19th March 2016 
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 NCEO ran hands-on activities as part of the UKSA stand at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham. The activities were designed to promote Earth observation science and were themed around the mission of Tim Peake- Principia. There were estimated to be 80000 attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NCEO, CEOI-ST and RSPSoc Science Conference 2015 
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 Annual Science Conference with the theme Earth Observation in the Sentinel Era.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.rspsoc.org.uk
 
Description NOC Open Day, 21st May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NCEO attended the NOC Open Day which was a science event aimed at members of the public. 1450 people attended on the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description National Oceanography Centre's Open Day 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 1700 people attended the National Oceanographic Centre's Open Day on 9th June 2018. NCEO demonstrated how scientists use satellites to monitor the Earth with satellite instruments which use infrared to measure the temperature of the land and ocean. Using interactive displays and infrared cameras, as well as games in an i-pad App, the team were able to demonstrate the science behind the study of climate change, greenhouse gases, and ocean currents. The NCEO "EO Detective" teaching materials were also publicised to school-age children, parents and teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.noc.ac.uk/news/noc-southampton-open-day-2018
 
Description National Space Centre Chemistry at Work 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 20th November 2018, NCEO staff gave a talk and a demonstration to schoolchildren aged 11-14 on how you monitor the Earth from satellites using infrared instruments. They also demonstrated the "EO Detective" teaching materials, and talked about the careers that are available in Earth observation science and technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description National Space Centre Space Lates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 20 June 2018 NCEO Scientist Dr Neil Humpage gave a talk entitled "Our Air from Space" in which he demonstrated how scientists study greenhouse gases and pollution in the atmosphere using instruments on satellites. With colleagues, he also demonstrated the science of Earth observation using games and apps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://spacecentre.co.uk/space-lates/
 
Description National Space Centre Space Lates event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact National Space Centre "Space Lates" event with Earth Observation Detective talk and an interactive quiz.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Natural Environment Research Council 50th: RRS Discovery in London 
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 To celebrate 50 years of the Natural Environment Research Council, RRS Discovery moored on the Thames in London from 6-12 October 2015.

In an extremely rare event, the Royal Research Ship Discovery visited London for a series of events, leaving its usual base at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. Travelling up the Thames and under Tower Bridge, the ship moored alongside HMS Belfast for seven days. Visitors from science, industry, government, business and members of the public boarded the ship for a range of events and tours.

The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) scientists ran demonstrations of their science onboard RRS Discovery. And on HMS Belfast, NCEO scientists demonstrated the use of Earth observation to schoolchildren, as part of its school teaching project linked to Tim Peake's Principia Mission to the International Space Station, details of which are available here: https://principia.org.uk/activity/eodetective/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/events/fifty/discovery/
 
Description Natural History Museum: Your Planet Needs You 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 30th November 2018, the NCEO attended the Natural History Museum London "Lates" event called "Your Planet Needs You". Members of the team demonstrated how Using radically new technology, the BIOMASS satellite will create 3D maps of the forests, measure their biomass and height, and make an accurate map of the terrain they are standing on. Crucially, it will allow us to understand how much carbon is held in forests, providing information vital to help us monitor climate change in the decades to come. The principal science investigator of this project, Professor Shaun Quegan, won the presitigious NERC Economic Award, for his leadership in the BIOMASS project. Other members of the team created a rolling powerpoint showing beautiful images of the Earth which members of the public could enjoy viewing in comfortable surroundings, whilst at the same time learning how scientists use these images to study the Earth's system, including climate change, ocean current, polluting greenhouse gases, deforestation, and shrinking glaciers. More than 3,500 people attended this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukri.org/news/earth-art-installation-glows-at-the-natural-history-museum/
 
Description Presentation at the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) annual meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 11 December 2017: Professor John Remedios and JF attended the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) annual meeting. JR gave a talk on NCEO's science capabilities and EO training courses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Primary School presentation, St Elizabeth's School, Coventry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 9th November 2018, NCEO staff gave a workshop to primary school pupils aged 9-11 years, and their teachers, on how scientists use satellite images to monitor the Earth's system, including climate change, greenhouse gases and pollution, and the circulation of the oceans. NCEO staff also talks about the type of careers that are available in this field, and publicised the "Earth Observation Detective" teaching materials that are freely available for school teachers to use in class, based on activities linked to the school curriculum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Principia Schools' Conference, Portsmouth 1-2 November 2016 
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 NCEO ran an EO Detective stand activity - Photographing the Earth from Space and a workshop titled 'Astronaut or Satellite' to both promote and engage the attendees with E arth observation science and the EO Detective project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Principia Schools' Conference, York, 5-6th November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact NCEO ran an EO Detective stand activity - Photographing the Earth from Space and a workshop titled 'Astronaut or Satellite' to both promote and engage the attendees with E arth observation science and the EO Detective project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description RRS Sir David Attenborough keel-laying at Cammel Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, 17th October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A ministerial and stakeholder event with guests from marine, Antarctic and science user stakeholder communities, plus staff from BEIS. NERC. BAS and the entire Cammell Laird workforce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nerc.ac.uk/press/releases/2016/43-keel-laying/
 
Description Royal Albert Hall Big Space Day 
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 NCEO participated in the Big Space Day held by The Royal Albert Hall, London, on 6th May 2018. Over 3,000 members of the public attended interactive displays and activities provided by NCEO along with the UK Space Agency, and representatives from the Space industry, private and public sector. NCEO's activities included colouring satellite images of the Earth; and playing games on hand-held tablets and computers which taught the player to identify particular images in satellite photographs (such as a pyramid). NCEO's interactive App on i-pads helped the player to learn that scientists use satellite images of the Earth to identify and measure the Earth's system, such as climate change, the growth of cities, pollution from greenhouse gases, the spread and shrinking of ice sheets, and pollution from volcanic eruptions or fires. Another games showed players the type of career they could have in this sector. The aim of the exhibition was to engage the public with the work that the UK science community does by using satellite data, and to encourage young school-aged children to study science, technology, engineering, maths or geography. At the same time, NCEO also publicised the teaching materials on Earth observation that it has produced for schoolteachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/the-big-space-day/
 
Description Royal Institution of GB Family Fun Day October 2015 
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 Scientists from the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) attended the Royal Institution's Family Fun Day called Our Amazing Planet and gave science demonstrations to the visitors. Over 800 members of the public attended.

NCEO also ran a series of 30-minute workshops to introduce the project for schools called Earth Observation Detective. https://principia.org.uk/activity/eodetective/#panel--details
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2015/october/public-family-fun-day-amazing-planet
 
Description S5P Launch Event 
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 12-13 October 2017: Professor John Remedios and Dr Sophie Hebden attended the Sentinel-5P satellite launch at ESTEC Noordwijk, and JR gave a talk on behalf of the UK science and academic community to assembled delegates (how many? Roughly 300?)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sapcote Brownies Earth Observation workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Earth Observation scientists hosted a workshop for the Sapcote Brownies pack aged 7-11 years old, with 3 young pack leaders aged 14-16 and 3 adult helpers. During the workshop they were introduced to Earth observation images, taken by either an astronaut or satellite, and invited to discover the content of the images, and learn about the science, geography and social science that can be learned from these images.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description School Visit Meadowdale Primary, Market Harborough, 5 November 2015 
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 Catherine Fitzsimons, on behalf of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), visited Meadowdale Primary School in Market Harborough on 5 November 2015, to give a science workshop on studying the Earth from astronaut photographs and satellite images. This formed part of NCEO's Earth Observation Detective school outreach programme linked to Astronaut Tim Peake's Principia trip to the International Space Station.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://principia.org.uk/activity/eodetective/
 
Description School Year 12 Careers Conference, National Space Centre 
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 National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) scientists attended a School Career Conference for year 12-13 at the Space Academy at the National Space Centre, Leicester, on 25 January 2016. They gave a talk to schoolchildren aged 16-18 and their school teachers about the science of Earth observation - using satellite data to understand the Earth's system.

Aimed at 16 - 17 years, the Year 12 Career Conferences aim to raise the profile of the space sector; it allows the students to find out about the variety of careers in the UK space sector and related industries. Graduate trainees, post graduate students, and apprentices are regularly involved, giving students a chance to talk to people at an early stage in their careers about their career choices and working environments.
The day involves a series of talks and presentations, from various companies and/or universities within the sector, and the students get the chance to pick which speakers they would like to see most. We also provide a 'meet the scientist' exhibition style section to the day, where the students will get the chance to speak directly to speakers, with the opportunity to ask any question they have about the work they do, while the presenters showcase some of their specialist equipment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://nationalspaceacademy.org/year-12
 
Description Schools Open Day at University of Reading 
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 The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) scientists attended an Open Day for local secondary schools at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, and gave information to the schoolchildren and their teachers about Earth Observation science. The information included leaflets about the EO Detective competition and downloadable school teaching packs, for schoolteachers to use to teach schoolchildren about the science involved in studying the Earth using astronaut photographs and satellite data.

EO Detective is a school teaching project linked to Astronaut Tim Peake's Principia Mission to the International Space Station, linked to STEM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.stem.org.uk/esero/tim-peake
 
Description Science Talk to Schoolchildren at Ratcliffe College 
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 On 10 February 2016, Professor John Remedios, Director, National Centre for Earth Observation gave a science talk to the students of Ratcliffe College; pupils aged 14-16, and their parents and teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Senior Spcae School, Leicester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop was delivered to the Senior Space School using the KS4 activities developed as part of the EO Detective project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Space Girls Space Women 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In celebration of International Women's Day on the 8th March 2016, the University of Leicester hosted the Space Girls Space Women Exhibition. The exhibition was opened by Prof. Dame Julia Slingo who also gave a talk. The event also included some outreach activities for A Level students and University staff. NCEO helped to organise and run these activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2016/february/photographic-exhibition-of-womens-in...
 
Description Stargazing Live, Leicester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the BBC's Stargazing Live television programme highlighting the solar eclipse, NCEO had an interactive stand open to the general public and held at Leicester Racecourse, demonstrating Earth observation science methods. This was a regional event with an estimated audience of 10,000.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2015/stargazing-live-leicester
 
Description Summer of Science - Driving Air Quality Event - Leicester's Riverside Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the Natural Environment Research Council's 50th anniversary celebrations, NCEO had an exhibition stand at Leicester's Riverside Festival 6-7 June 2015, at which it demonstrated novel air quality instrumentation and electric vehicles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://leicestermarket.com/leicester-riverside-festival-2015-everything-you-need-to-know/1217/
 
Description Tim Peake Launch Day Event, National Space Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of a regional event held at the National Space Centre, Leicester on 15 December 2015, during Tim Peake's launch to the International Space Station, scientists from the National Centre for Earth Observation attended and gave informal workshops and poster sessions about studying the Earth's system using astronaut photographs and satellite data.

This was part of the Mission Principia schools outreach programme linked to Astronaut Tim Peake's trip to the International Space Station, and the project called Earth Observation Detective. School teaching materials can be downloaded from the STEM website: https://www.stem.org.uk/esero/tim-peake
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://principia.org.uk/events/tim-peake-launch/
 
Description Tim Peake Launch to International Space Station, Science Museum, 15 December 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) held a drop-in workshop and poster session at the Science Museum on 15 December 2015, during the launch to the International Space Station of Tim Peake for his Principia mission. The workshop and posters demonstrated how scientists learn about the Earth's system through astronaut photographs and satellite images. Over 2000 people attended the launch event, with more than 600 visiting NCEO's poster session, and more than 150 completing a questionnaire about the posters.

This activity forms part of the schools outreach activities called Mission Principia, linked to the astronaut Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station. https://principia.org.uk/activity/eodetective/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/events/other/principia
 
Description UK Earth Observation Applications Conference 23 March 2015 
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 The National Centre For Earth Observation (NCEO) organised a UK Earth Observation Applications Conference on behalf of Defra, the UK Space Agency and the Natural Environment Research Council to discuss the applications of Earth Observation Technology. The meeting was held at the Westminster Conference Centre in London, and was attended by over 200 delegates from the UK public sector, industry (including SMEs) and academia : 43% from Industry; 31% from Government; 26% from Academia.

The aim of the meeting was to network and identify opportunities for Earth Observation technology to deliver better environmental policy and to stimulate the UK Earth Observation and other business sectors. The conference focused on Europe's Copernicus Programme with its strong twin emphases on new environmental information services for the public sector and promoting industrial growth and competitiveness. The European Commission, European Space Agency and EUMETSAT articulated their vision for Copernicus, and the Copernicus service providers/operators demonstrated their implementation approaches. The conference also addressed international collaborations such as the Group on Earth Observations and activities closer to home such as the UK's Space for Smarter Government Programme.

A common theme throughout the conference was how best to manage, analyse and interpret large data volumes to get the maximum benefit for the UK across the public, commercial and academic sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UK National Earth Observation Conference 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Hosted by the National Centre for Earth Observation, the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society; and the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation - the UK National Earth Observation Conference took place in Birmingham Edgbaston from 4th - 7th September 2018. The conference focused around Earth Observation science, technology and applications Into the Future. The programme included exhibitions and poster sessions, an outreach conference (7th September), plus plenary and parallel sessions and a SPIN (Space Placements in Industry) networking event for Masters Students.
There were four keynote talks by international experts:
1. Professor Christian Heipke, President of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing gave a keynote on "Remote sensing in the area of deep learning.
2. Dr Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation at the European Space Agency gave a keynote on "Earth Observation at ESA in the coming decades" Link to presentation
3. Professor Tim Wright, Professor of Satellite Geodesy and Director of NERC-COMET gave a keynote on "Monitoring our deforming planet with Sentinel-1: from colliding continents to subsiding houses".
4. Massimiliano Vitale, Senior Vice President - Operations, Planet Labs Germany GmbH gave a keynote on "Planet's novel approach to Earth Observation - challenges and opportunities".
The conference was sponsored by The European Space Agency, the UK Space Agency, the Natural Environment Research Council, and Airbus UK.
Exhibitors included The European Space Agency, Space4climate, Pro Lite Technology Ltd, Geospatial Insight, Satellite Applications Catapult, Taylor & Francis, NCEO, NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility, and NERC NEODAAS, Wiley, the CEOI, RAL Space, SPRINT (University of Leicester), and 2 Excel Aviation.
More than 360 people attended the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nceo.ac.uk/article/national-earth-observation-conference-2018/
 
Description UK Space Agency's Space Science Careers Event 
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 The NCEO attended as an exhibitor, the Space Science Careers event held by the UK Space Agency at the Harwell Science campus on 13th February 2019. Using infrared cameras and videos with animated maps of sea surface temperature, methane emissions, and measuring the World's forests, NCEO scientists and technologists demonstrated how data from Earth Observation satellites can be used to monitor climate change, sea surface temperature, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon storage in forests, and deforestation. They also talked about careers in Earth observation and the Earth Observation Detective teaching material that is freely available to download by school teachers. The audience was about 300 school children aged 12-16 years, and their teachers. The event was shown on the BBC TV South Today programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UK Space Conference 2015 
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 National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) had an exhibition stand at the UK Space Conference, held in Liverpool 14-15 July 2015. The stand demonstrated NCEO's science, and also included representatives from the NERC National Oceangraphic Centre demonstrating oceanography. Visitors to the conference came from the UK and overseas, and included people from Industry, Academia and Government. During the conference, there was a dedicated event for schoolteachers, where NCEO's Catherine Fitzsimons gave talks on the NCEO's Earth Observation Detective project for schools, which is linked to the Tim Peake mission to the International Space Station known as (Principia). More details on EO Detective are available: https://principia.org.uk/activity/eodetective/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ukspace2015.co.uk/