NCEO Land and Composition in the Earth System

Lead Research Organisation: National Centre for Earth Observation

Abstract

The key science questions addressed by NCEO's Land and Composition in the Earth System Group are focussed on improving our understanding of the terrestrial carbon cycle and the interaction of emission from the surface with the atmospheric composition of key reactive and long-lived gases. We generate long term global EO datasets and advance retrieval methods to generate improved or novel datasets from existing and upcoming sensors and use them in combination with atmospheric models and data assimilation methods to infer information on surface fluxes and to test and improve the representation of the underlying processes in land surface models. The current work of the group addresses questions related to the state and dynamics of terrestrial carbon and how is it likely to change, the carbon cycle - climate feedbacks and related changes in strength, the assessment of regional CO2 and CH4 budgets, key processes that control the height-resolved ozone distribution and regional changes and its trend, the quantification of trace gas emissions from vegetation and fires.

Organisations

Publications

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Anthony Vincent R (2017) Fast radiative transfer using monochromatic look-up tables in Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer

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Arellano P (2015) Detecting the effects of hydrocarbon pollution in the Amazon forest using hyperspectral satellite images. in Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)

 
Description In this project we have developed and applied innovative methods to generate new and improved EO datasets for land carbon and vegetation, land-atmosphere exchange, atmospheric pollution and chemistry-climate coupling. Some examples for new dataset are plant fluorescence observations which can help to constrain the carbon exchange and plant health, global observations of volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere and new products on the impact of fires (FCC).
We have used these datasets for a range of applications including the assessment of components of Earth system models such as the UK land model JULES, for climate applications (e.g. ESA CCI), or for improving our knowledge of forest biomass and land cover.
A key element of this project is also the integration of new satellite missions including the sentinel 1-3 and the preparation for upcoming missions, especially the Earth Explorers Earthcare, Biomass and Flex and the forthcoming sentinels .
Exploitation Route We are engaging and disseminating to the wider research community via publications, conference presentations and involvement in major international activities and projects such as ESA Climate Change Initiative, GEO, CEOS, GCOS or Copernicus.
We are also closely collaborating with groups working on Earth system model development in the UK, namely NERC centres such as NCAS, CEH or NOC or the UK Met Office.
We also directly engage with other key UK institutions including Defra or catapults. We also interact with space agency in the UK, but also internationally to ensure that our work contributes and can influence EO missions.
We have also formed partnerships with many international partners from research institutions as well as with government institutions or NGO, eg. in Mexico, Indonesia, China or Brazil.
We also foster the utilization of EO data and knowledge exchange of our expertise with industry and we have a number of joint projects funded by e.g the IPSP or the Newton fund.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

 
Description In the domain of operational EO monitoring and climate data records where NCEO contributes directly to the Copernicus Atmosphere Service (MACC and CAMS) and the ESA Climate Change Initiative; both are key mechanism in Europe for providing vital data for climate and atmosphere applications and the downstream sector We are also engaging strongly with UK and international space agencies to shape future EO missions. NCEO scientists are involved in many mission advisory groups and in new mission proposals jointly with UK space industry and are supporting missions from BRIC countries, eg the Chinese TanSat mission. NCEO is contributing to the international assessment reports such as the WMO/UNEP Ozone Assessments. Using data from the ACE satellite of fluorine species, we can track the success of the Montreal Protocol. We also contribute model, which gives good agreement with EO data of polar ozone loss, to investigate what would have happened without the Montreal Protocol. The model indicates that we would already be in an era of regular Arctic ozone 'holes' and ozone reductions globally. We have also used EO data to evaluate AQUM, the model used by the Met Office for daily air quality forecasts. These comparisons led, among other things, to an improvement in the treatment of NOy chemistry in the model, and thereby an improvement in UK chemical weather forecasts. An important area that directly benefits from the work of NCEO is food security and agriculture. In the framework of the Newton Agritech project, NCEO helps improving crop models for China and is contributing to a better understanding of the extent, drivers for, and impacts of, crop residue burning in large agricultural areas of China. Furthermore, NCEO is enabling the cost-effective, powerful and strategic use of EO to support the stewardship of forests and related ecosystems at national and regional levels, for example with international partners in Mexico and Brazil (UKSA IPSP program). NCEO is also involved in the development of a smartphone application using satellite data to produce timely (near-real-time) forest cover mapping in order to address the practical challenges of forest monitoring and management. The prototype will be trialled in Kenya but has worldwide opportunities.
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Contributing author to Global Climate Observing System Status Report and Implementation Plan
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description ESA/EU CO2 Task Force
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited Expert onto the GCOS-TOPC Panel
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Montreal Protocol Scientific Assessment Steering Committee
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Reduction in stratospheric ozone depletion and in surface climate change
 
Description Review CEOS LSI-VC ARD (CARD4L) specifications
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Sentinel-8 Mission Expert Group
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Advancing Earth Observation Applications in Forests. International Partnership Space Programme
Amount £139,300 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Assessment of the potential use of high resolution Thermal Infra-Red (TIR) bands
Amount € 250,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000120368/17/NL/AF/hh 
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 05/2017 
End 01/2019
 
Description BIOMASS Processor Requirements Definition Study
Amount € 23,000 (EUR)
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 01/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Biomass External Calibration Study
Amount € 500,000 (EUR)
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2017
 
Description Biomass Level-2 Implementation Study
Amount € 1,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2020
 
Description CEOI-ST Call for Mission and Technology Preparation Activities for ESA Earth Explorer
Amount £62,680 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 06/2016
 
Description CO2 Human Emission
Amount € 3,765,190 (EUR)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2017 
End 12/2020
 
Description CSC PhD studentship
Amount ¥32,390 (CNY)
Funding ID 201506400010 
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department China Scholarship Council
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Characterisation of particulates in UTLS
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 11/2015 
End 05/2017
 
Description Consultancy Project
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Geospatial Insight Limited 
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2018
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service - Ozone
Amount € 440,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2018
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service C3S
Amount € 652,500 (EUR)
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2018
 
Description Copernicus Land Monitoring Service, CORINE land cover mapping 2018
Amount € 767,733 (EUR)
Organisation European Environment Agency 
Start 09/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description DUE GlobBiomass
Amount € 123,679 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description Deforestation early-warning service concept for Kenya, NERC International Development Innovation and Impact Award
Amount £18,377 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description Demonstrating Multi-View Spectroscopy for Greenhouse Gas remote Sensing
Amount £323,730 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 11/2018
 
Description EO4CDS
Amount £18,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description ESA CCI Biomass
Amount € 1,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2018 
End 05/2021
 
Description ESA CCI Phase 2 Project (Greenhouse Gases GHG-CCI)
Amount € 380,000 (EUR)
Funding ID ESA CCI Phase 2 Project (Greenhouse Gases GHG-CCI) 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description ESA CCI programme (Burned Area)
Amount € 250,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2019
 
Description ESA CCI programme (Burned Area)
Amount € 250,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2019
 
Description ESA Earth Observation Envelope Programme - Data User Element (GlobTemperature)
Amount € 332,995 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000xxx/13/I-AM 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 11/2013 
End 12/2017
 
Description ESA Living Planet Fellowship
Amount € 83,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description ESA Sentinel-5 Precursor Level 2 Processor Development - Contract Change Notice 2
Amount € 35,000 (EUR)
Funding ID ESA contract 40001007744/13/NL/IB/lf 
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 06/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description EUMETSAT ITT
Amount € 31,557 (EUR)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 11/2014 
End 06/2015
 
Description EUMETSAT Visiting Scientist Scheme (Intercomparison of the CM SAF and GlobTemperature LST TCDR Project)
Amount € 21,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 04/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description Earth Observation Data Integration Pilot, Research Project 9 - Innovative application of remote sensing to Forestry management and monitoring
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description Earth Observation for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Workshop series, NERC-BESS
Amount £76,200 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N000307/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 04/2017
 
Description Earth Observation research for land-atmosphere services in DAC countries, NERC National Centre for Earth Observation, ODA Foundation Award
Amount £370,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS)
Amount £8,250,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 06/2018
 
Description Eumetsat GOME-2C slit function key data provision
Amount € 34,000 (EUR)
Funding ID EUM/CO/04/1298/RM Rider 3 
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 01/2018 
End 09/2018
 
Description Follow-on Fund: REDD+ Monitoring Services with Satellite Earth Observation - Community Forest Monitoring Pilot
Amount £94,438 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N017021/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Forests 2020
Amount £14,213,343 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description GLOBBIOMASS
Amount € 121,688 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000113100/14/I-NB 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description GNSS Probe for Soil Moisture
Amount € 48,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000114437/15/NL/MM 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2017
 
Description GOME-2 End-of-Life Study
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Global Challenge Fund
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/M007219/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Description Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures PhD programme
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PhD, Matt Hethcoat: Measuring tropical forest degradation and its consequences using satellite data 
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2019
 
Description Grants for exploratory ideas
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Department Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description Grazing behaviour, urine composition and soil properties are key drivers of nitrous oxide emissions from livestock urine in the uplands (Uplands-N2O)
Amount £125,440 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/M013154/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description H2020 (MULTIPLY)
Amount € 519,329 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2020
 
Description H2020 (MULTIPLY)
Amount € 519,329 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2020
 
Description H2020 BACI
Amount € 246,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2015 
End 02/2019
 
Description High Value Crop Monitoring, ESA Integrated Applications Programme
Amount € 67,410 (EUR)
Funding ID CGI5015 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 02/2016 
End 01/2018
 
Description Horizon 2020
Amount € 155,285 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2015 
End 02/2018
 
Description Identification and monitoring of deforestation in the pluvial Pacific Coast of Colombia. NEWTON Researcher Links Programme, Dr. Jesus Anaya Acevedo, Universidad de Medellin, Colombia
Amount £8,254 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description LOCUS Preparatory Activity for EE9
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description MIPAS Phase F studies
Amount € 45,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 10/2014 
End 10/2017
 
Description Marie Curie Experienced Research Fellowship
Amount € 282,100 (EUR)
Funding ID PIOF-GA-2013-629376 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description Multi-frequency RADAR imaging for the analysis of tropical forest structure in the Amazon (MFRADAR), Marie Curie Experienced Research Fellowship
Amount € 183,400 (EUR)
Funding ID 660020 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description NASA ROSES 2017 NNH17ZDA001N-LCLUC
Amount $900,000 (USD)
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description NCEO capital funding award
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Centre for Earth Observation 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description NERC / Satellite Applications Catapult, Knowledge Exchange Fellowship, Dr. Sarah Johnson
Amount £144,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/M020576/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description NERC ARF AO
Amount £500 (GBP)
Funding ID D056 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 08/2017
 
Description NERC DTP Summer Student Funding
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description NERC International Opportunities Fund (Sentinel-3/NPP VIIRS Fire Products and Fire Emissions Collaboration)
Amount £320,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 02/2018
 
Description NERC Urgency
Amount £550,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 05/2016
 
Description NERC laser scanning
Amount £630,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N00373X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 10/2018
 
Description NEWTON Researcher Links Programme, Chuxin Zhu, School of Land Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
Amount £16,000 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Department British Council in China
Sector Public
Country China
Start 03/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description Newton Agritech Fund
Amount £166,600 (GBP)
Funding ID 179677333109 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Newton China Agritech Fund
Amount £385,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Newton China Agritech Pathfinder
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Phenology-based Global Land Cover Mapping
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Kyoto 
Sector Academic/University
Country Japan
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description Physiology and stable isotope ecology of moss growth for modelling spatial and temporal climatic signals
Amount £49,600 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/M00113X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description Rider to IASI methane OEM
Amount £46,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 01/2016 
End 11/2016
 
Description STFC Accelerated Impact
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description STFC Proof of Concept - Satellite Data for Operational Applications
Amount £96,043 (GBP)
Funding ID POCF1718-07 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description STFC-NSFC "Sentinels of Wheat"
Amount £556,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description Sentinel 4 Level-2 Processor Development
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2015 
End 10/2021
 
Description Sentinel 4 UVN test data
Amount £36,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 11/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description Sentinel 5 UVNS test data
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 01/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Sentinel-5 Level-2 Prototype Processor Development
Amount € 107,973 (EUR)
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2018
 
Description Sentinel-5P Mission Performance Centre - Phase 1&2
Amount £33,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2016 
End 10/2017
 
Description Space Enabled Monitoring of Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia
Amount £3,300,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description Strengthening Food Security through Integrated Earth Observations & Ecological Assessments of Ecosystem Services in Kenya
Amount £41,800 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description The Global Methane Budget
Amount £178,856 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N015681/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2016 
End 04/2020
 
Description Thermal InfraRed Imager Scientific sIMulation study (TIRI-SIM)
Amount € 90,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000117242/16/NL/FF/mc 
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2017
 
Description Towards an integrated approach for assessing the impact of climatic stresses on the IGP
Amount £17,789,413 (GBP)
Organisation UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 04/2020
 
Description Wildfire disturbance-recovery dynamics in Southern Siberia
Amount £607,923 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N009495/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description Wildfire disturbance-recovery dynamics in Southern Siberia: feedbacks between climate change and ecosystem resilience
Amount £607,923 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N009495/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Title 3D lidar tree point clouds and models 
Description A collection of 3D trees as used in the p 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
 
Title A global, decadal distribution of individual fires 
Description This dataset includes a global segmentation of all burnscars detected by the two leading Earth Observation burned area products. The data is of importance for fire and conservation ecologists. The data is being further used in a NASA funded project by colleagues in the US. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Two highly cited papers have been produced as a result of this dataset, one describing global fire patterns, and another one focusing on how a particular invasive plant species changes the fire regime in vast areas of the US. 
 
Title Aboveground Biomass map for Krasnoyarskiy Kray in the Southern part of Central Siberia, Russia at 50m resolution 
Description Aboveground Biomass map for Krasnoyarskiy Kray in the Southern part of Central Siberia, Russia at 50m resolution for 2010 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The research paper Stelmaszczuk-Górska, M., Rodriguez-Veiga, P. et al, 2015 "Non-Parametric Retrieval of Aboveground Biomass in Siberian Boreal Forests with ALOS PALSAR Interferometric Coherence and Backscatter Intensity" was published last year as a result of the dataset sharing and collaboration with the University of Jena (Germany) 
URL http://www.mdpi.com/2313-433X/2/1/1
 
Title Aboveground Forest Biomass Change maps of Central Mexico 2005-2010, 2010-2015 & 2005-2015 
Description Above-ground biomass Change maps (gain and loss) for Central Mexico at 25m spatial resolution for the periods 2005-2010, 2010-2015, and 2005-2015. Output from the GlobBiomass project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Expected Outcome, Impacts and Benefits for Users: SCIENCE: i) modelling of disturbances with higher accuracies, ii) improved evaluation of spatial heterogeneity of light and water competition in structurally complex forests and along bioclimatic gradients, iii) observation of bush encroachment, iv) investigation of degradation as a process for modelling implementation, v) more detailed information about forest dynamics in terms of ecological evolution and biodiversity and its variation related to climate change, vi) carbon emission change estimates, vii) reduction of uncertainties. POLICY: i) improved national carbon accounting and emission reporting to UNFCCC, ii) better land management for sustainable forest use, iii) capacity building for non-Annex I countries in the REDD+ process, iv) improved management tools for protected and high conservation value forests, v) improved transparency for cross-agency validation, vi) development of an integrated global forest inventory INDUSTRY: i) improved forest planning with respect to harvesting methods and intensity of silviculture, ii) monitoring by FSC-certified companies and supporting FSC-stakeholders in negotiations, iii) analysis of management techniques and harvest models, iv) forest resource planning for bioenergy, v) auditing of remote areas with lower costs and higher reliability, vi) bush encroachment monitoring, vii) remapping of stand and stocking assessments and impacts of pest/diseases, landscape-level monitoring 
URL http://globbiomass.org/
 
Title Aboveground Forest Biomass Change maps of Yucatan peninsula 2005-2010, 2010-2015 & 2005-2015 
Description Above-ground biomass Change maps (gain and loss) for the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico) at 25m spatial resolution for the periods 2005-2010, 2010-2015, and 2005-2015. Output from the GlobBiomass project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Expected Outcome, Impacts and Benefits for Users: SCIENCE: i) modelling of disturbances with higher accuracies, ii) improved evaluation of spatial heterogeneity of light and water competition in structurally complex forests and along bioclimatic gradients, iii) observation of bush encroachment, iv) investigation of degradation as a process for modelling implementation, v) more detailed information about forest dynamics in terms of ecological evolution and biodiversity and its variation related to climate change, vi) carbon emission change estimates, vii) reduction of uncertainties. POLICY: i) improved national carbon accounting and emission reporting to UNFCCC, ii) better land management for sustainable forest use, iii) capacity building for non-Annex I countries in the REDD+ process, iv) improved management tools for protected and high conservation value forests, v) improved transparency for cross-agency validation, vi) development of an integrated global forest inventory INDUSTRY: i) improved forest planning with respect to harvesting methods and intensity of silviculture, ii) monitoring by FSC-certified companies and supporting FSC-stakeholders in negotiations, iii) analysis of management techniques and harvest models, iv) forest resource planning for bioenergy, v) auditing of remote areas with lower costs and higher reliability, vi) bush encroachment monitoring, vii) remapping of stand and stocking assessments and impacts of pest/diseases, landscape-level monitoring 
URL http://globbiomass.org/
 
Title Aboveground Forest Biomass Uncertainty maps of Central Mexico 2005, 2010, & 2015 
Description Above-ground biomass Uncertainty (RMSE) map for the Central Mexico at 25m spatial resolution for the year 2005, 2010, and 2015. Output from the GlobBiomass project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Expected Outcome, Impacts and Benefits for Users: SCIENCE: i) modelling of disturbances with higher accuracies, ii) improved evaluation of spatial heterogeneity of light and water competition in structurally complex forests and along bioclimatic gradients, iii) observation of bush encroachment, iv) investigation of degradation as a process for modelling implementation, v) more detailed information about forest dynamics in terms of ecological evolution and biodiversity and its variation related to climate change, vi) carbon emission change estimates, vii) reduction of uncertainties. POLICY: i) improved national carbon accounting and emission reporting to UNFCCC, ii) better land management for sustainable forest use, iii) capacity building for non-Annex I countries in the REDD+ process, iv) improved management tools for protected and high conservation value forests, v) improved transparency for cross-agency validation, vi) development of an integrated global forest inventory INDUSTRY: i) improved forest planning with respect to harvesting methods and intensity of silviculture, ii) monitoring by FSC-certified companies and supporting FSC-stakeholders in negotiations, iii) analysis of management techniques and harvest models, iv) forest resource planning for bioenergy, v) auditing of remote areas with lower costs and higher reliability, vi) bush encroachment monitoring, vii) remapping of stand and stocking assessments and impacts of pest/diseases, landscape-level monitoring 
URL http://globbiomass.org/
 
Title Aboveground Forest Biomass Uncertainty maps of Yucatan peninsula 2005, 2010, & 2015 
Description Above-ground biomass Uncertainty (RMSE) map for the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico) at 25m spatial resolution for the year 2005, 2010, and 2015. Output from the GlobBiomass project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Expected Outcome, Impacts and Benefits for Users: SCIENCE: i) modelling of disturbances with higher accuracies, ii) improved evaluation of spatial heterogeneity of light and water competition in structurally complex forests and along bioclimatic gradients, iii) observation of bush encroachment, iv) investigation of degradation as a process for modelling implementation, v) more detailed information about forest dynamics in terms of ecological evolution and biodiversity and its variation related to climate change, vi) carbon emission change estimates, vii) reduction of uncertainties. POLICY: i) improved national carbon accounting and emission reporting to UNFCCC, ii) better land management for sustainable forest use, iii) capacity building for non-Annex I countries in the REDD+ process, iv) improved management tools for protected and high conservation value forests, v) improved transparency for cross-agency validation, vi) development of an integrated global forest inventory INDUSTRY: i) improved forest planning with respect to harvesting methods and intensity of silviculture, ii) monitoring by FSC-certified companies and supporting FSC-stakeholders in negotiations, iii) analysis of management techniques and harvest models, iv) forest resource planning for bioenergy, v) auditing of remote areas with lower costs and higher reliability, vi) bush encroachment monitoring, vii) remapping of stand and stocking assessments and impacts of pest/diseases, landscape-level monitoring 
URL http://globbiomass.org/
 
Title Aboveground Forest Biomass map of Central Mexico 2005 
Description Above-ground biomass map for Central Mexico at 25m spatial resolution for the year 2005. Output from the GlobBiomass project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Expected Outcome, Impacts and Benefits for Users: SCIENCE: i) modelling of disturbances with higher accuracies, ii) improved evaluation of spatial heterogeneity of light and water competition in structurally complex forests and along bioclimatic gradients, iii) observation of bush encroachment, iv) investigation of degradation as a process for modelling implementation, v) more detailed information about forest dynamics in terms of ecological evolution and biodiversity and its variation related to climate change, vi) carbon emission change estimates, vii) reduction of uncertainties. POLICY: i) improved national carbon accounting and emission reporting to UNFCCC, ii) better land management for sustainable forest use, iii) capacity building for non-Annex I countries in the REDD+ process, iv) improved management tools for protected and high conservation value forests, v) improved transparency for cross-agency validation, vi) development of an integrated global forest inventory INDUSTRY: i) improved forest planning with respect to harvesting methods and intensity of silviculture, ii) monitoring by FSC-certified companies and supporting FSC-stakeholders in negotiations, iii) analysis of management techniques and harvest models, iv) forest resource planning for bioenergy, v) auditing of remote areas with lower costs and higher reliability, vi) bush encroachment monitoring, vii) remapping of stand and stocking assessments and impacts of pest/diseases, landscape-level monitoring 
URL http://globbiomass.org/
 
Title Aboveground Forest Biomass map of Central Mexico 2010 
Description Above-ground biomass map for Central Mexico at 25m spatial resolution for the year 2010. Output from the GlobBiomass project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Expected Outcome, Impacts and Benefits for Users: SCIENCE: i) modelling of disturbances with higher accuracies, ii) improved evaluation of spatial heterogeneity of light and water competition in structurally complex forests and along bioclimatic gradients, iii) observation of bush encroachment, iv) investigation of degradation as a process for modelling implementation, v) more detailed information about forest dynamics in terms of ecological evolution and biodiversity and its variation related to climate change, vi) carbon emission change estimates, vii) reduction of uncertainties. POLICY: i) improved national carbon accounting and emission reporting to UNFCCC, ii) better land management for sustainable forest use, iii) capacity building for non-Annex I countries in the REDD+ process, iv) improved management tools for protected and high conservation value forests, v) improved transparency for cross-agency validation, vi) development of an integrated global forest inventory INDUSTRY: i) improved forest planning with respect to harvesting methods and intensity of silviculture, ii) monitoring by FSC-certified companies and supporting FSC-stakeholders in negotiations, iii) analysis of management techniques and harvest models, iv) forest resource planning for bioenergy, v) auditing of remote areas with lower costs and higher reliability, vi) bush encroachment monitoring, vii) remapping of stand and stocking assessments and impacts of pest/diseases, landscape-level monitoring 
URL http://globbiomass.org/
 
Title Aboveground Forest Biomass map of Central Mexico 2015 
Description Above-ground biomass map for Central Mexico at 25m spatial resolution for the year 2015. Output from the GlobBiomass project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Expected Outcome, Impacts and Benefits for Users: SCIENCE: i) modelling of disturbances with higher accuracies, ii) improved evaluation of spatial heterogeneity of light and water competition in structurally complex forests and along bioclimatic gradients, iii) observation of bush encroachment, iv) investigation of degradation as a process for modelling implementation, v) more detailed information about forest dynamics in terms of ecological evolution and biodiversity and its variation related to climate change, vi) carbon emission change estimates, vii) reduction of uncertainties. POLICY: i) improved national carbon accounting and emission reporting to UNFCCC, ii) better land management for sustainable forest use, iii) capacity building for non-Annex I countries in the REDD+ process, iv) improved management tools for protected and high conservation value forests, v) improved transparency for cross-agency validation, vi) development of an integrated global forest inventory INDUSTRY: i) improved forest planning with respect to harvesting methods and intensity of silviculture, ii) monitoring by FSC-certified companies and supporting FSC-stakeholders in negotiations, iii) analysis of management techniques and harvest models, iv) forest resource planning for bioenergy, v) auditing of remote areas with lower costs and higher reliability, vi) bush encroachment monitoring, vii) remapping of stand and stocking assessments and impacts of pest/diseases, landscape-level monitoring 
URL http://globbiomass.org/
 
Title Aboveground Forest Biomass map of Kenya 2015 
Description Above-ground biomass map for Kenya at 30m spatial resolution for the year 2015. Output from the NCEO ODA foundation Award 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Expected Outcome, Impacts and Benefits for Users: SCIENCE: i) modelling of disturbances with higher accuracies, ii) improved evaluation of spatial heterogeneity of light and water competition in structurally complex forests and along bioclimatic gradients, iii) observation of bush encroachment, iv) investigation of degradation as a process for modelling implementation, v) more detailed information about forest dynamics in terms of ecological evolution and biodiversity and its variation related to climate change, vi) carbon emission change estimates, vii) reduction of uncertainties. POLICY: i) improved national carbon accounting and emission reporting to UNFCCC, ii) better land management for sustainable forest use, iii) capacity building for non-Annex I countries in the REDD+ process, iv) improved management tools for protected and high conservation value forests, v) improved transparency for cross-agency validation, vi) development of an integrated global forest inventory INDUSTRY: i) improved forest planning with respect to harvesting methods and intensity of silviculture, ii) monitoring by FSC-certified companies and supporting FSC-stakeholders in negotiations, iii) analysis of management techniques and harvest models, iv) forest resource planning for bioenergy, v) auditing of remote areas with lower costs and higher reliability, vi) bush encroachment monitoring, vii) remapping of stand and stocking assessments and impacts of pest/diseases, landscape-level monitoring 
 
Title Aboveground Forest Biomass map of Yucatan peninsula 2005 
Description Above-ground biomass map for the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico) at 25m spatial resolution for the year 2005. Output from the GlobBiomass project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Expected Outcome, Impacts and Benefits for Users: SCIENCE: i) modelling of disturbances with higher accuracies, ii) improved evaluation of spatial heterogeneity of light and water competition in structurally complex forests and along bioclimatic gradients, iii) observation of bush encroachment, iv) investigation of degradation as a process for modelling implementation, v) more detailed information about forest dynamics in terms of ecological evolution and biodiversity and its variation related to climate change, vi) carbon emission change estimates, vii) reduction of uncertainties. POLICY: i) improved national carbon accounting and emission reporting to UNFCCC, ii) better land management for sustainable forest use, iii) capacity building for non-Annex I countries in the REDD+ process, iv) improved management tools for protected and high conservation value forests, v) improved transparency for cross-agency validation, vi) development of an integrated global forest inventory INDUSTRY: i) improved forest planning with respect to harvesting methods and intensity of silviculture, ii) monitoring by FSC-certified companies and supporting FSC-stakeholders in negotiations, iii) analysis of management techniques and harvest models, iv) forest resource planning for bioenergy, v) auditing of remote areas with lower costs and higher reliability, vi) bush encroachment monitoring, vii) remapping of stand and stocking assessments and impacts of pest/diseases, landscape-level monitoring 
URL http://globbiomass.org/
 
Title Aboveground Forest Biomass map of Yucatan peninsula 2010 
Description Above-ground biomass map for the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico) at 25m spatial resolution for the year 2010. Output from the GlobBiomass project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Expected Outcome, Impacts and Benefits for Users: SCIENCE: i) modelling of disturbances with higher accuracies, ii) improved evaluation of spatial heterogeneity of light and water competition in structurally complex forests and along bioclimatic gradients, iii) observation of bush encroachment, iv) investigation of degradation as a process for modelling implementation, v) more detailed information about forest dynamics in terms of ecological evolution and biodiversity and its variation related to climate change, vi) carbon emission change estimates, vii) reduction of uncertainties. POLICY: i) improved national carbon accounting and emission reporting to UNFCCC, ii) better land management for sustainable forest use, iii) capacity building for non-Annex I countries in the REDD+ process, iv) improved management tools for protected and high conservation value forests, v) improved transparency for cross-agency validation, vi) development of an integrated global forest inventory INDUSTRY: i) improved forest planning with respect to harvesting methods and intensity of silviculture, ii) monitoring by FSC-certified companies and supporting FSC-stakeholders in negotiations, iii) analysis of management techniques and harvest models, iv) forest resource planning for bioenergy, v) auditing of remote areas with lower costs and higher reliability, vi) bush encroachment monitoring, vii) remapping of stand and stocking assessments and impacts of pest/diseases, landscape-level monitoring 
URL http://globbiomass.org/
 
Title Aboveground Forest Biomass map of Yucatan peninsula 2015 
Description Above-ground biomass map for the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico) at 25m spatial resolution for the year 2015. Output from the GlobBiomass project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Expected Outcome, Impacts and Benefits for Users: SCIENCE: i) modelling of disturbances with higher accuracies, ii) improved evaluation of spatial heterogeneity of light and water competition in structurally complex forests and along bioclimatic gradients, iii) observation of bush encroachment, iv) investigation of degradation as a process for modelling implementation, v) more detailed information about forest dynamics in terms of ecological evolution and biodiversity and its variation related to climate change, vi) carbon emission change estimates, vii) reduction of uncertainties. POLICY: i) improved national carbon accounting and emission reporting to UNFCCC, ii) better land management for sustainable forest use, iii) capacity building for non-Annex I countries in the REDD+ process, iv) improved management tools for protected and high conservation value forests, v) improved transparency for cross-agency validation, vi) development of an integrated global forest inventory INDUSTRY: i) improved forest planning with respect to harvesting methods and intensity of silviculture, ii) monitoring by FSC-certified companies and supporting FSC-stakeholders in negotiations, iii) analysis of management techniques and harvest models, iv) forest resource planning for bioenergy, v) auditing of remote areas with lower costs and higher reliability, vi) bush encroachment monitoring, vii) remapping of stand and stocking assessments and impacts of pest/diseases, landscape-level monitoring 
URL http://globbiomass.org/
 
Title Age of secondary forest Amazon 2007-2010 
Description Annual 100-m spatial resolution age of secondary forests in three regions of the Amazon between 2007 and 2010: Amazonas, Para and Rondonia. Obtained from modelling in situ data against metrics from Landsat TM and ALOS PALSAR FBD; includes uncertainty layer. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact NA 
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425717301074
 
Title Burnt area maps Central Kalimantan 
Description Monthly 90-m spatial resolution burnt area maps of Central Kalimantan during the 2015 fire season; obtained from high-temporal frequency stacks of Sentinel-1 IW data; includes an uncertainty layer. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact NA 
 
Title CH4 fluxes and atmospheric CH4 concentrations 
Description We inferred surface CH4 fluxes by assimilating in-situ CH4 observations. We then used a global chemistry transport model (GEOS-Chem) to simulation 3D CH4 concentrations from 2009-2015, forced by the inferred CH4 fluxes. We have also provided the validation of the resulting CH4 concentrations against independent observations. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The database has been used to validate GOSAT XCH4 retrievals. 
URL http://xweb.geos.ed.ac.uk:/~lfeng
 
Title ESA CCI Cloud MODIS Terra v2 
Description This is the v2 multi-year global cloud data set produced from MODIS Terra 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact On the basis of the ESA CCI v2 cloud data set, the ORAC scheme was selected to produce cloud data operationally for EC Copernicus Climate Change Service 
 
Title Forest dynamics Kenya 2015-2017 
Description Annual 30-m spatial resolution forest dynamics in Kenya (deforestation, degradation, regrowth, enhancement) obtained from supervised classification of Landsat 8 TM data. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact NA 
 
Title GHG CCI Phase2 CO2 and CH4 Data 
Description Satellite based global observations of atmospheric CO2 and CH4 from the GOSAT satellite missions 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset (distributed via the ESA CCI phase2 project) has been downloaded by several hundred of user worldwide. This data has now contributed to an Obs4Mips Dataset used for the CMIP climate model assessments. 
URL http://www.esa-ghg-cci.org/sites/default/files/documents/public/documents/GHG-CCI_DATA.html
 
Title GOME-2 Formaldehyde 
Description Global multi-year satellite data of formaldehyde from the GOME-2 mission 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The work on this datasets has already let to two publications and several presentations. 
 
Title GOSAT Solar induced flourescence SIF 
Description Global Solar induced flourescence SIF data from the GOSAT satellite mission 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset has led to an involvement in the Copernicus Atmosphere Service (CAMS 41) 
 
Title Global height-resolved multi-year ozone data sets from GOME-1, GOME-2, SCIAMACHY and OMI 
Description Global multi-year height-resolved ozone data sets from the GOME-1, GOME-2, SCIAMACHY and OMI satellite sensors, spanning 1995-2016 are being produced from the state-of-the-art retrieval scheme developed by RAL Remote Sensing-Group, whose development was funded by NERC-NCEO. These data sets are being produced in ESA's Climate Change Initiative and will be extended through the Copernicus Climate Change Service. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Sub-sets of data from GOME-1 and GOME-2A have been provided to UK University partners and international partners. On the basis of the quality of the data, ECMWF has selected this for the next major re-analysis (ERA-5) and a near-real time production chain has been established for trial assimilation by ECMWF Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service for MetOp-A and now also -B. 
 
Title Global multi-year methane data set produced from IASI on MetOp 
Description The first version of a global multi-year (2007-15) height-resolved methane data set has been produced from the IASI IR spectrometer on MetOp-A satellite from the state-of-the-art retrieval scheme developed by RAL Remote Sensing-Group, funded principally by NERC-NCEO and has been archived for public access by CEDA. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Sub-sets of the data produced in testing have been supplied to NCEO partners for trial experiments to assimilate the data into chemical transport models. Presentations at major international conferences, including AGU in Dec'15 and IWGGMS-12 have drawn interest from the international science community. On the basis of the demonstrated quality of the data set, a version of the processor has also now been implemented in our MetOp near- real time chain, with a view to providing data to operational centres such as ECMWF for Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service. Improvements to the retrieval scheme have been implemented and a new version of the multi-year global data set is being produced which will extend through 2016. A further development to increase sensitivity to near-surface methane, for better detection and quantification of emission sources, is also underway. 
 
Title IASI carbon monoxide 
Description This is a database containing several years of IASI Metop-A carbon monoxide data (2013-2016) and contains global information on the compound across all seasons. The database includes information on: 1) total column carbon monoxide, 2) partial column (30 levels) carbon monoxide, 3) averaging kernels for model comparison alongside relevant covariance matrices, 4) land flag, 5) degrees of freedom, 6) cost value, 7) retrieval error, 8) a priori information used. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The dataset is still relatively young but is being used by other groups to investigate a quick detection of carbon monoxide release using geostationary data (KCL) and for testing chemical transport models. It is also leading to new insights into emission ratios from fires. 
 
Title Land Surface Temperature (LST) dataset from the (A)ATSR instruments 
Description Land Surface Temperature (LST) products from the Along-Track Scanning Radiometers (ATSRs) at Level-2 (swath) and Level-3 (gridded) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Use of this dataset in multiple user applications 
URL http://data.globtemperature.info/
 
Title Land Surface Temperature (LST) datasets from the MODIS instruments 
Description Land Surface Temperature (LST) datasets from the MODIS instruments with uncertainties estimated from first principles 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Use the dataset in investigative studies on data assimilation into NWP, and building relationships between land and air temperature to fill the gaps in the global air temperature coverage 
 
Title Land Surface Temperature Climate Data Record from ATSRs 
Description A first Climate Data Record (CDR) of Land Surface Temperature from the ATSR sensors 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact First publications in preparation Collaborations with other group in intercomparing the CDR with Air Temperature data records 
URL http://data.globtemperature.info
 
Title Land Surface Temperature from SLSTR 
Description Operational Land Surface Temperature from the SLSTR sensor 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Operational Sentinel dataset available to the wide user community via Copernicus 
URL http://data.globtemperature.info
 
Title Land cover Amazon 2007-2010 
Description Annual 100-m spatial resolution land cover maps (mature forest, non-forest, secondary forest) in three regions of the Amazon between 2007 and 2010: Amazonas, Para and Rondonia. Obtained from supervised classification of Landsat TM and ALOS PALSAR FBD data; includes uncertainty layer. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact NA 
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425717301074
 
Title MIPAS clouds 
Description This database contains a variety of information about clouds and aerosol derived from the MIPAS instrument. This includes 1) cloud index, 2) uncertainty on cloud index, 3) mean radiance in cloud microwindow, 4) mean noise in cloud microwindow, 5) cloud/aerosol top height (km), 6) cloud/aerosol top height standard deviation (km), 7) cloud top temperature (K), 8) cloud top temperature standard deviation (K), 9) cloud extinction (km-1), 10) cloud extinction standard deviation (km-1) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data have been used in three peer-reviewed publications so far: 1) Spang, R., Arndt, K., Dudhia, A., Höpfner, M., Hoffmann, L., Hurley, J., Grainger, R. G., Griessbach, S., Poulsen, C., Remedios, J. J., Riese, M., Sembhi, H., Siddans, R., Waterfall, A., and Zehner, C.: Fast cloud parameter retrievals of MIPAS/Envisat, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 7135-7164, doi:10.5194/acp-12-7135-2012, 2012. 2) Sembhi, H., Remedios, J., Trent, T., Moore, D. P., Spang, R., Massie, S., and Vernier, J.-P.: MIPAS detection of cloud and aerosol particle occurrence in the UTLS with comparison to HIRDLS and CALIOP, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 2537-2553, doi:10.5194/amt-5-2537-2012, 2012. 3) Eichmann, K.-U., Lelli, L., von Savigny, C., Sembhi, H., and Burrows, J. P.: Global cloud top height retrieval using SCIAMACHY limb spectra: model studies and first results, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 793-815, doi:10.5194/amt-9-793-2016, 2016. 
 
Title Model CO2 and CH4 concentrations from 2009-2016 
Description The model simulations are forced by posterior fluxes inferred from GOSAT proxy XCH4/XCO2 ratios (University of Leicester), together with in-situ CO2 and CH4 observations. The resulting model concentrations are shown to be in good agreement with in-dependent observations. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The results have been used in validation of OCO-2 XCO2 retrievals. 
 
Title Model output relating to HCHO columns over India 
Description Model input and output for the publication "Which processes drive observed variations of HCHO columns over India?", ( DOI 10.5194/acp-2017-1017 ) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Just published, impact not yet quantifiable. 
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/2305
 
Title Multi-sensor Merged Land Surface Temperature Dataset 
Description 3-hourly Multi-sensor GEO + LEO Merged Land Surface Temperature dataset to resolve the diurnal cycle on a global basis 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Exploitation of this dataset in first publications 
URL http://data.globtemperature.info
 
Title TOMCAT/SLIMCAT 3D Model 
Description Detailed 3-D model of atmospheric chemistry and aerosols. The model was initially developed around 20 years ago, but multiple projects have led to further developing and testing of specific routines and parameterisations. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Many peer-reviewed publications. See website. 
URL http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/tomcat
 
Title Tropical secondary forests - Manaus 2014 
Description Forest inventory data collected during a field campaign in Manaus (Brazil) in 2014. Plots were installed in tropical secondary forests of known age. Diameter at breast height, tree height and species identification were recorded. 23 plots with age of secondary forests = 15 yr, randomly selected and stratified by classes of i) period of prior active land use and ii) frequency of clearance. Plot size and shape was also studied: 15 plots: 100x20 m, 100x60 m, circular 20-m radius 23 plots: 100x20 m, 100x60 m 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This dataset will form the basis of the following analysis: 1) to develop a new model to estimate tree height in tropical secondary forests 2) to calibrate methods to quantify the above-ground biomass of tropical secondary forests using L-band radar data 3) to assess long-term changes in aboveground biomass accumulation and biodiversity across tropical secondary forests, using data collected over coincident sites in the 1990s. 
 
Title surface CO2 fluxes and CO2 concentrations 
Description We infer surface CO2 fluxes by assimilating in-situ CO2 observations by using an Ensemble Kalman Filter for 7 years from 2009-2015. We then use the resulting surface fluxes to force a global chemistry transport model (GEOS-Chem) to simulate 3D atmospheric CO2 concentrations. We have also included validation of the resulting CO2 concentrations against independent observations. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact In the past this database has been used in validating GOSAT XCO2 and proxy XCH4 restrievals. Also, it has now been used in validating OCO-2 XCO2 retrievals. 
URL http://xweb.geos.ed.ac.uk/~lfeng
 
Description Air quality in the Amazon 
Organisation Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country Hong Kong 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The work focuses on air quality (ozone and NO2) from wildfires and biomass burning activities. My work involved looking at the impact of these fires on satellite NO2 and ozone observations, investigating trends in NO2 from changing land-use burning and evaluating models.
Collaborator Contribution Mehliyar Sadiq at the The Chinese University of Hong Kong has run the Cam-Chem CTM with tagged ozone from biomass burning NOx emissions. This will allow for the quantification of ozone from these fires.
Impact Scientific paper on Amazon biomass burning NOx emissions and links to ozone production.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Assessing the distribution of above-ground biomass in a range of forest types across the pan-tropical belt using L-band SAR data 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Department Earth Observation Research Center
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop and test either empirical, semi-empirical and inverse modelling approaches relying on L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data to characterize and reduce the uncertainty in the estimation of forest above-ground biomass (AGB) across a range of tropical regions: tropical rain forest (Brazil), tropical dry forest (Guinea-Bissau) and mangrove (Guinea-Bissau).
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact Carreiras, J.M.B., Melo, J.B., Vasconcelos, M.J. (2013). Estimating the above-ground biomass in miombo savanna woodlands (Mozambique, East Africa) using L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar data. Remote Sensing, 5(4), 1524-1548, doi:10.3390/rs5041524.
Start Year 2013
 
Description BRDF-normalisation of Landsat data 
Organisation University of South Dakota
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have worked together with American colleagues on providing BRDF-normalised Landsat data.
Collaborator Contribution Our American partners have implemented a simple algorithm to correct for angular (e.g. solar illumination) effects on Landsat data.
Impact A paper has been produced.
Start Year 2015
 
Description BRDF-normalisation of Landsat data 
Organisation University of South Dakota
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have worked together with American colleagues on providing BRDF-normalised Landsat data.
Collaborator Contribution Our American partners have implemented a simple algorithm to correct for angular (e.g. solar illumination) effects on Landsat data.
Impact A paper has been produced.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration on radiative transfer/data assimilation with the ESA FLEX team 
Organisation University of Valencia
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have been in discussions with the FLEX team to use our work on emulation of RT models to speed up their scene simulator, a major part of the effort to assess the capabilities of the instrument.
Collaborator Contribution The FLEX team are investigating methods to correct for atmospheric effects in the retrieved signal. This requires running costly radiative transfer models, which makes the whole endeavour impractical. We are currently investigating extending the use of emulators to other areas of the FLEX processing flow.
Impact We have produced two papers in collaboration with the Valencia group (one accepted, another one in press).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration on radiative transfer/data assimilation with the ESA FLEX team 
Organisation University of Valencia
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have been in discussions with the FLEX team to use our work on emulation of RT models to speed up their scene simulator, a major part of the effort to assess the capabilities of the instrument.
Collaborator Contribution The FLEX team are investigating methods to correct for atmospheric effects in the retrieved signal. This requires running costly radiative transfer models, which makes the whole endeavour impractical. We are currently investigating extending the use of emulators to other areas of the FLEX processing flow.
Impact We have produced two papers in collaboration with the Valencia group (one accepted, another one in press).
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with Government of Kenya 
Organisation Kenya Forest Service
Country Kenya 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Agreement with Cabinet Secretary for Environment to work together in October 2015. Presentation of research plans and ideas at a national REDD+ stakeholder meeting in April 2016. Training workshop on radar remote sensing held in Nairobi in 2016.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of advice on forest monitoring in Kenya and the development of the national REDD+ strategy. Technical advice on monitoring development.
Impact Development of a prototype forest cover change monitoring service in near-real-time from Sentinel-2 at 10 m resolution, with reports being disseminated to mobile app users and a dashboard.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Combining multi-frequency radar data to assess tropical forest degradation 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop, test and validate methods that combine ground forest measurements and metrics derived from both C- and L-band SAR data (alone and in combination) in selected tropical regions in order to discriminate areas experiencing forest degradation due to selective logging operations. Sites in the Brazilian Amazon and Borneo will be selected and sampled for forest structure within primary forests (baseline control) and selectively logged forests across a range of logging intensities.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact NA
Start Year 2016
 
Description Compensation of ionospheric effects on spaceborne P-band SAR and fine ionospheric Total Electron Content inversion based on spaceborne P-band SAR 
Organisation Beihang University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution (1) Mechanism and modeling of ionospheric effects on spaceborne P-band SAR. (2) Compensation of ionospheric dispersion based on auto-focusing algorithm. (3) Compensation of ionospheric scintillation and small-scale TEC inversion based on accurate estimation of Faraday rotation. (4) Integrative processing of ionospheric effect compensation and TEC inversion (5) Scintillation modelling
Collaborator Contribution Signal processing of SAR images Simulation of ionospheric efects on SAR images and their correction Knowledge on ionospheric imaging
Impact Joint conference paper
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service 
Organisation Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
Country Belgium 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Based on schemes for height-resolved ozone and aerosol retrieval developed through NERC NCEO and applied extensively in ESA's Climate Change Initiative (C3S), our team has involvement in the first phase of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, led by ECMWF. Multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone and aerosol are to be produced using the JASMIN computer infrastructure at RAL managed by CEDA. Our retrieval scheme for satellite uv nadir sounders provides sensitivity to tropospheric as well as stratospheric ozone. Our aerosol retrieval scheme (ORAC) was first developed for the dual-view ATSR-2 and is now applicable to a range of satellite vis/ir dual- and single-view imagers.
Collaborator Contribution The C3S ozone and aerosol projects are led by, respectively, BIRA-IASB (Belgium) and DLR (Germany), and involve consortia of European partners: C3S ozone - LATMOS/IPSL(France), DLR (Germany), U.Bremen (Germany), KNMI (Netherlands), Telespazio-Vega (UK), FMI (Finland) C3S aerosol - FMI (Finland), ICARE (France), MET-NO (Norway), ULB (Belgium), BIRA-IASB (Belgium), LMD (France), U.Bremen (Germany), U.Swansea (UK) Our partners provide multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone or aerosol which complement those from our group. In the case of ozone, our partners provide total columns, stratospheric profiles from limb-sounders or height-resolved data from ir nadir sounders whose height-sensitivity differs from that of the uv nadir sounders for which we are responsible. In the case of aerosol, our partners provide stratospheric profiles from limb sounders, optical properties from ir nadir sounders to augment particle size and type information from vis/near-ir wavelengths for which we are responsible, or else aerosol optical depth and other properties from vis/near-ir sensors with which to compare to ours.
Impact The C3S collaboration is only just commencing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service 
Organisation Finnish Meteorological Institute
Country Finland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Based on schemes for height-resolved ozone and aerosol retrieval developed through NERC NCEO and applied extensively in ESA's Climate Change Initiative (C3S), our team has involvement in the first phase of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, led by ECMWF. Multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone and aerosol are to be produced using the JASMIN computer infrastructure at RAL managed by CEDA. Our retrieval scheme for satellite uv nadir sounders provides sensitivity to tropospheric as well as stratospheric ozone. Our aerosol retrieval scheme (ORAC) was first developed for the dual-view ATSR-2 and is now applicable to a range of satellite vis/ir dual- and single-view imagers.
Collaborator Contribution The C3S ozone and aerosol projects are led by, respectively, BIRA-IASB (Belgium) and DLR (Germany), and involve consortia of European partners: C3S ozone - LATMOS/IPSL(France), DLR (Germany), U.Bremen (Germany), KNMI (Netherlands), Telespazio-Vega (UK), FMI (Finland) C3S aerosol - FMI (Finland), ICARE (France), MET-NO (Norway), ULB (Belgium), BIRA-IASB (Belgium), LMD (France), U.Bremen (Germany), U.Swansea (UK) Our partners provide multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone or aerosol which complement those from our group. In the case of ozone, our partners provide total columns, stratospheric profiles from limb-sounders or height-resolved data from ir nadir sounders whose height-sensitivity differs from that of the uv nadir sounders for which we are responsible. In the case of aerosol, our partners provide stratospheric profiles from limb sounders, optical properties from ir nadir sounders to augment particle size and type information from vis/near-ir wavelengths for which we are responsible, or else aerosol optical depth and other properties from vis/near-ir sensors with which to compare to ours.
Impact The C3S collaboration is only just commencing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service 
Organisation German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Department DLR Munich
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Based on schemes for height-resolved ozone and aerosol retrieval developed through NERC NCEO and applied extensively in ESA's Climate Change Initiative (C3S), our team has involvement in the first phase of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, led by ECMWF. Multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone and aerosol are to be produced using the JASMIN computer infrastructure at RAL managed by CEDA. Our retrieval scheme for satellite uv nadir sounders provides sensitivity to tropospheric as well as stratospheric ozone. Our aerosol retrieval scheme (ORAC) was first developed for the dual-view ATSR-2 and is now applicable to a range of satellite vis/ir dual- and single-view imagers.
Collaborator Contribution The C3S ozone and aerosol projects are led by, respectively, BIRA-IASB (Belgium) and DLR (Germany), and involve consortia of European partners: C3S ozone - LATMOS/IPSL(France), DLR (Germany), U.Bremen (Germany), KNMI (Netherlands), Telespazio-Vega (UK), FMI (Finland) C3S aerosol - FMI (Finland), ICARE (France), MET-NO (Norway), ULB (Belgium), BIRA-IASB (Belgium), LMD (France), U.Bremen (Germany), U.Swansea (UK) Our partners provide multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone or aerosol which complement those from our group. In the case of ozone, our partners provide total columns, stratospheric profiles from limb-sounders or height-resolved data from ir nadir sounders whose height-sensitivity differs from that of the uv nadir sounders for which we are responsible. In the case of aerosol, our partners provide stratospheric profiles from limb sounders, optical properties from ir nadir sounders to augment particle size and type information from vis/near-ir wavelengths for which we are responsible, or else aerosol optical depth and other properties from vis/near-ir sensors with which to compare to ours.
Impact The C3S collaboration is only just commencing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service 
Organisation Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Based on schemes for height-resolved ozone and aerosol retrieval developed through NERC NCEO and applied extensively in ESA's Climate Change Initiative (C3S), our team has involvement in the first phase of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, led by ECMWF. Multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone and aerosol are to be produced using the JASMIN computer infrastructure at RAL managed by CEDA. Our retrieval scheme for satellite uv nadir sounders provides sensitivity to tropospheric as well as stratospheric ozone. Our aerosol retrieval scheme (ORAC) was first developed for the dual-view ATSR-2 and is now applicable to a range of satellite vis/ir dual- and single-view imagers.
Collaborator Contribution The C3S ozone and aerosol projects are led by, respectively, BIRA-IASB (Belgium) and DLR (Germany), and involve consortia of European partners: C3S ozone - LATMOS/IPSL(France), DLR (Germany), U.Bremen (Germany), KNMI (Netherlands), Telespazio-Vega (UK), FMI (Finland) C3S aerosol - FMI (Finland), ICARE (France), MET-NO (Norway), ULB (Belgium), BIRA-IASB (Belgium), LMD (France), U.Bremen (Germany), U.Swansea (UK) Our partners provide multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone or aerosol which complement those from our group. In the case of ozone, our partners provide total columns, stratospheric profiles from limb-sounders or height-resolved data from ir nadir sounders whose height-sensitivity differs from that of the uv nadir sounders for which we are responsible. In the case of aerosol, our partners provide stratospheric profiles from limb sounders, optical properties from ir nadir sounders to augment particle size and type information from vis/near-ir wavelengths for which we are responsible, or else aerosol optical depth and other properties from vis/near-ir sensors with which to compare to ours.
Impact The C3S collaboration is only just commencing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service 
Organisation Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Country Norway 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Based on schemes for height-resolved ozone and aerosol retrieval developed through NERC NCEO and applied extensively in ESA's Climate Change Initiative (C3S), our team has involvement in the first phase of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, led by ECMWF. Multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone and aerosol are to be produced using the JASMIN computer infrastructure at RAL managed by CEDA. Our retrieval scheme for satellite uv nadir sounders provides sensitivity to tropospheric as well as stratospheric ozone. Our aerosol retrieval scheme (ORAC) was first developed for the dual-view ATSR-2 and is now applicable to a range of satellite vis/ir dual- and single-view imagers.
Collaborator Contribution The C3S ozone and aerosol projects are led by, respectively, BIRA-IASB (Belgium) and DLR (Germany), and involve consortia of European partners: C3S ozone - LATMOS/IPSL(France), DLR (Germany), U.Bremen (Germany), KNMI (Netherlands), Telespazio-Vega (UK), FMI (Finland) C3S aerosol - FMI (Finland), ICARE (France), MET-NO (Norway), ULB (Belgium), BIRA-IASB (Belgium), LMD (France), U.Bremen (Germany), U.Swansea (UK) Our partners provide multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone or aerosol which complement those from our group. In the case of ozone, our partners provide total columns, stratospheric profiles from limb-sounders or height-resolved data from ir nadir sounders whose height-sensitivity differs from that of the uv nadir sounders for which we are responsible. In the case of aerosol, our partners provide stratospheric profiles from limb sounders, optical properties from ir nadir sounders to augment particle size and type information from vis/near-ir wavelengths for which we are responsible, or else aerosol optical depth and other properties from vis/near-ir sensors with which to compare to ours.
Impact The C3S collaboration is only just commencing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service 
Organisation Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
Department Laboratory of Dynamic Meteorology
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Based on schemes for height-resolved ozone and aerosol retrieval developed through NERC NCEO and applied extensively in ESA's Climate Change Initiative (C3S), our team has involvement in the first phase of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, led by ECMWF. Multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone and aerosol are to be produced using the JASMIN computer infrastructure at RAL managed by CEDA. Our retrieval scheme for satellite uv nadir sounders provides sensitivity to tropospheric as well as stratospheric ozone. Our aerosol retrieval scheme (ORAC) was first developed for the dual-view ATSR-2 and is now applicable to a range of satellite vis/ir dual- and single-view imagers.
Collaborator Contribution The C3S ozone and aerosol projects are led by, respectively, BIRA-IASB (Belgium) and DLR (Germany), and involve consortia of European partners: C3S ozone - LATMOS/IPSL(France), DLR (Germany), U.Bremen (Germany), KNMI (Netherlands), Telespazio-Vega (UK), FMI (Finland) C3S aerosol - FMI (Finland), ICARE (France), MET-NO (Norway), ULB (Belgium), BIRA-IASB (Belgium), LMD (France), U.Bremen (Germany), U.Swansea (UK) Our partners provide multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone or aerosol which complement those from our group. In the case of ozone, our partners provide total columns, stratospheric profiles from limb-sounders or height-resolved data from ir nadir sounders whose height-sensitivity differs from that of the uv nadir sounders for which we are responsible. In the case of aerosol, our partners provide stratospheric profiles from limb sounders, optical properties from ir nadir sounders to augment particle size and type information from vis/near-ir wavelengths for which we are responsible, or else aerosol optical depth and other properties from vis/near-ir sensors with which to compare to ours.
Impact The C3S collaboration is only just commencing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Based on schemes for height-resolved ozone and aerosol retrieval developed through NERC NCEO and applied extensively in ESA's Climate Change Initiative (C3S), our team has involvement in the first phase of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, led by ECMWF. Multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone and aerosol are to be produced using the JASMIN computer infrastructure at RAL managed by CEDA. Our retrieval scheme for satellite uv nadir sounders provides sensitivity to tropospheric as well as stratospheric ozone. Our aerosol retrieval scheme (ORAC) was first developed for the dual-view ATSR-2 and is now applicable to a range of satellite vis/ir dual- and single-view imagers.
Collaborator Contribution The C3S ozone and aerosol projects are led by, respectively, BIRA-IASB (Belgium) and DLR (Germany), and involve consortia of European partners: C3S ozone - LATMOS/IPSL(France), DLR (Germany), U.Bremen (Germany), KNMI (Netherlands), Telespazio-Vega (UK), FMI (Finland) C3S aerosol - FMI (Finland), ICARE (France), MET-NO (Norway), ULB (Belgium), BIRA-IASB (Belgium), LMD (France), U.Bremen (Germany), U.Swansea (UK) Our partners provide multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone or aerosol which complement those from our group. In the case of ozone, our partners provide total columns, stratospheric profiles from limb-sounders or height-resolved data from ir nadir sounders whose height-sensitivity differs from that of the uv nadir sounders for which we are responsible. In the case of aerosol, our partners provide stratospheric profiles from limb sounders, optical properties from ir nadir sounders to augment particle size and type information from vis/near-ir wavelengths for which we are responsible, or else aerosol optical depth and other properties from vis/near-ir sensors with which to compare to ours.
Impact The C3S collaboration is only just commencing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service 
Organisation Telespazio Vega (IDEAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Based on schemes for height-resolved ozone and aerosol retrieval developed through NERC NCEO and applied extensively in ESA's Climate Change Initiative (C3S), our team has involvement in the first phase of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, led by ECMWF. Multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone and aerosol are to be produced using the JASMIN computer infrastructure at RAL managed by CEDA. Our retrieval scheme for satellite uv nadir sounders provides sensitivity to tropospheric as well as stratospheric ozone. Our aerosol retrieval scheme (ORAC) was first developed for the dual-view ATSR-2 and is now applicable to a range of satellite vis/ir dual- and single-view imagers.
Collaborator Contribution The C3S ozone and aerosol projects are led by, respectively, BIRA-IASB (Belgium) and DLR (Germany), and involve consortia of European partners: C3S ozone - LATMOS/IPSL(France), DLR (Germany), U.Bremen (Germany), KNMI (Netherlands), Telespazio-Vega (UK), FMI (Finland) C3S aerosol - FMI (Finland), ICARE (France), MET-NO (Norway), ULB (Belgium), BIRA-IASB (Belgium), LMD (France), U.Bremen (Germany), U.Swansea (UK) Our partners provide multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone or aerosol which complement those from our group. In the case of ozone, our partners provide total columns, stratospheric profiles from limb-sounders or height-resolved data from ir nadir sounders whose height-sensitivity differs from that of the uv nadir sounders for which we are responsible. In the case of aerosol, our partners provide stratospheric profiles from limb sounders, optical properties from ir nadir sounders to augment particle size and type information from vis/near-ir wavelengths for which we are responsible, or else aerosol optical depth and other properties from vis/near-ir sensors with which to compare to ours.
Impact The C3S collaboration is only just commencing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service 
Organisation University of Bremen
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Based on schemes for height-resolved ozone and aerosol retrieval developed through NERC NCEO and applied extensively in ESA's Climate Change Initiative (C3S), our team has involvement in the first phase of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, led by ECMWF. Multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone and aerosol are to be produced using the JASMIN computer infrastructure at RAL managed by CEDA. Our retrieval scheme for satellite uv nadir sounders provides sensitivity to tropospheric as well as stratospheric ozone. Our aerosol retrieval scheme (ORAC) was first developed for the dual-view ATSR-2 and is now applicable to a range of satellite vis/ir dual- and single-view imagers.
Collaborator Contribution The C3S ozone and aerosol projects are led by, respectively, BIRA-IASB (Belgium) and DLR (Germany), and involve consortia of European partners: C3S ozone - LATMOS/IPSL(France), DLR (Germany), U.Bremen (Germany), KNMI (Netherlands), Telespazio-Vega (UK), FMI (Finland) C3S aerosol - FMI (Finland), ICARE (France), MET-NO (Norway), ULB (Belgium), BIRA-IASB (Belgium), LMD (France), U.Bremen (Germany), U.Swansea (UK) Our partners provide multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone or aerosol which complement those from our group. In the case of ozone, our partners provide total columns, stratospheric profiles from limb-sounders or height-resolved data from ir nadir sounders whose height-sensitivity differs from that of the uv nadir sounders for which we are responsible. In the case of aerosol, our partners provide stratospheric profiles from limb sounders, optical properties from ir nadir sounders to augment particle size and type information from vis/near-ir wavelengths for which we are responsible, or else aerosol optical depth and other properties from vis/near-ir sensors with which to compare to ours.
Impact The C3S collaboration is only just commencing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service 
Organisation University of Lille
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Based on schemes for height-resolved ozone and aerosol retrieval developed through NERC NCEO and applied extensively in ESA's Climate Change Initiative (C3S), our team has involvement in the first phase of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, led by ECMWF. Multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone and aerosol are to be produced using the JASMIN computer infrastructure at RAL managed by CEDA. Our retrieval scheme for satellite uv nadir sounders provides sensitivity to tropospheric as well as stratospheric ozone. Our aerosol retrieval scheme (ORAC) was first developed for the dual-view ATSR-2 and is now applicable to a range of satellite vis/ir dual- and single-view imagers.
Collaborator Contribution The C3S ozone and aerosol projects are led by, respectively, BIRA-IASB (Belgium) and DLR (Germany), and involve consortia of European partners: C3S ozone - LATMOS/IPSL(France), DLR (Germany), U.Bremen (Germany), KNMI (Netherlands), Telespazio-Vega (UK), FMI (Finland) C3S aerosol - FMI (Finland), ICARE (France), MET-NO (Norway), ULB (Belgium), BIRA-IASB (Belgium), LMD (France), U.Bremen (Germany), U.Swansea (UK) Our partners provide multi-year global satellite data sets on ozone or aerosol which complement those from our group. In the case of ozone, our partners provide total columns, stratospheric profiles from limb-sounders or height-resolved data from ir nadir sounders whose height-sensitivity differs from that of the uv nadir sounders for which we are responsible. In the case of aerosol, our partners provide stratospheric profiles from limb sounders, optical properties from ir nadir sounders to augment particle size and type information from vis/near-ir wavelengths for which we are responsible, or else aerosol optical depth and other properties from vis/near-ir sensors with which to compare to ours.
Impact The C3S collaboration is only just commencing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Atmosphere, Media, Spatial Observations Laboratory
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
Country Belgium 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
Country Denmark 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Finnish Meteorological Institute
Country Finland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Free University of Berlin
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation German Weather Service
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Department Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Department Spatial Geophysics and Oceanography Studies Laboratory
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Country Norway 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation Telespazio Vega (IDEAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation University Libre Bruxelles (Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB)
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation University of Bremen
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Services - Cloud, Precipitation, Water Vapour, Radiation, Ozone, Greenhouse Gases and Aerosol 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team is applying retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud, aerosol and surface radiation fluxes from visible/ir imagers.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners are producing global, multi-year climate data sets on the other essential climate variables (ie precipitation, water vapour and GHGs) or complementary data sets on ozone, aerosol, cloud or radiation.
Impact Initial data sets on ozone and aerosol have been produced.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Data sets also used within NCEO activities 
Organisation National Centre for Earth Observation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data sets also explotied within NCEO, including comparisons to models and independent data
Collaborator Contribution Data sets also explotied within NCEO, including comparisons to models and independent data
Impact Work supported the publication and will support future publications
 
Description EASOS 
Organisation Satellite Applications Catapult
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provision of technical and scientific expertise in Earth observation of illegal logging activities for application in Malaysia.
Collaborator Contribution Leading the UK Space Agency funded project.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
Country Belgium 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Chalmers University of Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation ETH Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Finnish Meteorological Institute
Country Finland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Free University of Berlin
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Free University of Brussels
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Department DLR Munich
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation German Weather Service
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Country Norway 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
Department Laboratory of Dynamic Meteorology
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation University of Bremen
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation University of Saskatchewan
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESA Climate Change Initiative - Cloud, Aerosol and Ozone 
Organisation University of Toronto
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research team developed and applied the retrieval schemes selected to produce global, multi-year, multi-sensor, climate data-sets for height-resolved ozone from nadir-viewing uv spectrometers and for cloud and aerosol from visible/ir imagers. They also participated in scientific evaluation and validation of the respective data sets through comparisons with those retrieved from other satellite sensors, correlative surface-based observations and models.
Collaborator Contribution Our international partners provided complementary data sets from other satellite sensors, independent assessments against correlative validation data and models.
Impact The definitive global satellite data sets on ozone, cloud and aerosol are to be produced in 2016. However, on the basis of existing results the following outcomes have already been achieved: 1. Selection of our global height-resolved ozone data sets for the next major re-analysis by ECMWF (ERA-5) 2. A forthcoming renewal of the ESA CCI programme (CCI+), to include further improvement and extension of data sets 3. EC's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provision for systematic production and re-processing of climate data sets
Start Year 2010
 
Description Earth Observation research for land-atmosphere services in DAC countries 
Organisation Bahir Dar University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NERC National Centre for Earth Observation, ODA Foundation Award, starting April 2017
Collaborator Contribution Research partnership to support the objectives of ODA in Ethiopia and Kenya
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Earth Observation research for land-atmosphere services in DAC countries 
Organisation Kenya Forest Service
Country Kenya 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution NERC National Centre for Earth Observation, ODA Foundation Award, starting April 2017
Collaborator Contribution Research partnership to support the objectives of ODA in Ethiopia and Kenya
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Earth Observation research for land-atmosphere services in DAC countries 
Organisation Kenya Forestry Research Institute
Country Kenya 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution NERC National Centre for Earth Observation, ODA Foundation Award, starting April 2017
Collaborator Contribution Research partnership to support the objectives of ODA in Ethiopia and Kenya
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Earth Observation research for land-atmosphere services in DAC countries 
Organisation University of Gondar
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NERC National Centre for Earth Observation, ODA Foundation Award, starting April 2017
Collaborator Contribution Research partnership to support the objectives of ODA in Ethiopia and Kenya
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Earth Observation research for land-atmosphere services in DAC countries 
Organisation University of Nairobi
Department Department of Geospatial and Space Technology
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NERC National Centre for Earth Observation, ODA Foundation Award, starting April 2017
Collaborator Contribution Research partnership to support the objectives of ODA in Ethiopia and Kenya
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Earth Observation research for land-atmosphere services in DAC countries 
Organisation World Food Programme (Italy, Sudan, Senegal)
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution NERC National Centre for Earth Observation, ODA Foundation Award, starting April 2017
Collaborator Contribution Research partnership to support the objectives of ODA in Ethiopia and Kenya
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Forests 2020 
Organisation Ecometrica Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Forest cover change monitoring methods using Earth Observation data. Expertise and advice.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of EO Labs software license and training. Leading the project team for Forests 2020, funded by UK Space Agency.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation Chalmers University of Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation Forest Research Institute
Country Poland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation Gamma Remote Sensing
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation Institute of Geodesy and Cartography (IGiK)
Country Poland 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Country Austria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation National Forestry Commission of Mexico
Country Mexico 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation Remote Sensing Solutions (RSS) GmbH
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation Space Studies Centre of the Biosphere (CESBIO)
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department School of Mathematics and Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description GlobBiomass 
Organisation University of Wageningen
Department Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval. Leading efforts for above-ground biomass mapping at regional level in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, Poland and Sweden with the different partners. Generating Aboveground biomass maps for different epochs and biomass-change maps for Mexico at 25m resolution.
Collaborator Contribution FSU leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites (other than Mexico). CONAFOR provides the ground data to calibrate the algorithms for Mexico.
Impact - Aboveground Biomass maps for Mexico (Central Mexico and Yucatan peninsula) for the epoch 2010 at 25m resolution as direct output from NCEO-Leicester - Aboveground Biomass maps for S. Africa, Borneo, Poland, and Sweden for the epoch 2010 as outputs from partner organizations leaded by NCEO-Leicester
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
Country Denmark 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Mathematical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation University of Bern
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description IPSP 
Organisation Ambio
Country Sweden 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution We have been working with Ecometrica, University of Edinburgh, CARBOMAP, INPE, Iakira, ECOSUR and Ambio to oversee the set up of two reference areas in each country (Mexico and Brazil) to facilitate the testing of forest change detection products in Brazil (Cerrado and Amazonia) and Mexico (Pine-oak montane and Lowland tropical forest). Change detection products were tested on these reference areas to produce accuracy assessments according to GFOI methodology. Testing methods and reporting formats are being written up and recommendations will be presented for the GFOI Methods and Guidance new version, as effectively the definitive good practice guidance for national level forest monitoring and reporting systems under the UNFCCC consistent with IPCC.
Collaborator Contribution Ecometrica Ltd was the leading organization of the partnership. They provide a cloud-based EO Lab platform, contacts and management. University of Edinburgh carried out the accuracy tests in the Brazilian tests sites. CARBOMAP generated one of the Forest change detection products being tested. INPE, IAKIRA, ECOSUR, and Ambio provided local support sharing ground data and EO data for the study sites. They also provided feedback on the methods and results. ECOSUR and AMBIO also organized workshop and study visit in Mexico for the partners
Impact Direct outcomes from NCEO-Leicester: - Four change detection reference areas set up (2 Brazil, 2 Mexico) - Accuracy assessments on change detection products - Methodology document and reporting formats being finished to be provided to GFOI
Start Year 2015
 
Description IPSP 
Organisation Carbomap Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have been working with Ecometrica, University of Edinburgh, CARBOMAP, INPE, Iakira, ECOSUR and Ambio to oversee the set up of two reference areas in each country (Mexico and Brazil) to facilitate the testing of forest change detection products in Brazil (Cerrado and Amazonia) and Mexico (Pine-oak montane and Lowland tropical forest). Change detection products were tested on these reference areas to produce accuracy assessments according to GFOI methodology. Testing methods and reporting formats are being written up and recommendations will be presented for the GFOI Methods and Guidance new version, as effectively the definitive good practice guidance for national level forest monitoring and reporting systems under the UNFCCC consistent with IPCC.
Collaborator Contribution Ecometrica Ltd was the leading organization of the partnership. They provide a cloud-based EO Lab platform, contacts and management. University of Edinburgh carried out the accuracy tests in the Brazilian tests sites. CARBOMAP generated one of the Forest change detection products being tested. INPE, IAKIRA, ECOSUR, and Ambio provided local support sharing ground data and EO data for the study sites. They also provided feedback on the methods and results. ECOSUR and AMBIO also organized workshop and study visit in Mexico for the partners
Impact Direct outcomes from NCEO-Leicester: - Four change detection reference areas set up (2 Brazil, 2 Mexico) - Accuracy assessments on change detection products - Methodology document and reporting formats being finished to be provided to GFOI
Start Year 2015
 
Description IPSP 
Organisation Ecometrica Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have been working with Ecometrica, University of Edinburgh, CARBOMAP, INPE, Iakira, ECOSUR and Ambio to oversee the set up of two reference areas in each country (Mexico and Brazil) to facilitate the testing of forest change detection products in Brazil (Cerrado and Amazonia) and Mexico (Pine-oak montane and Lowland tropical forest). Change detection products were tested on these reference areas to produce accuracy assessments according to GFOI methodology. Testing methods and reporting formats are being written up and recommendations will be presented for the GFOI Methods and Guidance new version, as effectively the definitive good practice guidance for national level forest monitoring and reporting systems under the UNFCCC consistent with IPCC.
Collaborator Contribution Ecometrica Ltd was the leading organization of the partnership. They provide a cloud-based EO Lab platform, contacts and management. University of Edinburgh carried out the accuracy tests in the Brazilian tests sites. CARBOMAP generated one of the Forest change detection products being tested. INPE, IAKIRA, ECOSUR, and Ambio provided local support sharing ground data and EO data for the study sites. They also provided feedback on the methods and results. ECOSUR and AMBIO also organized workshop and study visit in Mexico for the partners
Impact Direct outcomes from NCEO-Leicester: - Four change detection reference areas set up (2 Brazil, 2 Mexico) - Accuracy assessments on change detection products - Methodology document and reporting formats being finished to be provided to GFOI
Start Year 2015
 
Description IPSP 
Organisation El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR)
Country Mexico 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have been working with Ecometrica, University of Edinburgh, CARBOMAP, INPE, Iakira, ECOSUR and Ambio to oversee the set up of two reference areas in each country (Mexico and Brazil) to facilitate the testing of forest change detection products in Brazil (Cerrado and Amazonia) and Mexico (Pine-oak montane and Lowland tropical forest). Change detection products were tested on these reference areas to produce accuracy assessments according to GFOI methodology. Testing methods and reporting formats are being written up and recommendations will be presented for the GFOI Methods and Guidance new version, as effectively the definitive good practice guidance for national level forest monitoring and reporting systems under the UNFCCC consistent with IPCC.
Collaborator Contribution Ecometrica Ltd was the leading organization of the partnership. They provide a cloud-based EO Lab platform, contacts and management. University of Edinburgh carried out the accuracy tests in the Brazilian tests sites. CARBOMAP generated one of the Forest change detection products being tested. INPE, IAKIRA, ECOSUR, and Ambio provided local support sharing ground data and EO data for the study sites. They also provided feedback on the methods and results. ECOSUR and AMBIO also organized workshop and study visit in Mexico for the partners
Impact Direct outcomes from NCEO-Leicester: - Four change detection reference areas set up (2 Brazil, 2 Mexico) - Accuracy assessments on change detection products - Methodology document and reporting formats being finished to be provided to GFOI
Start Year 2015
 
Description IPSP 
Organisation National Institute for Space Research Brazil
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have been working with Ecometrica, University of Edinburgh, CARBOMAP, INPE, Iakira, ECOSUR and Ambio to oversee the set up of two reference areas in each country (Mexico and Brazil) to facilitate the testing of forest change detection products in Brazil (Cerrado and Amazonia) and Mexico (Pine-oak montane and Lowland tropical forest). Change detection products were tested on these reference areas to produce accuracy assessments according to GFOI methodology. Testing methods and reporting formats are being written up and recommendations will be presented for the GFOI Methods and Guidance new version, as effectively the definitive good practice guidance for national level forest monitoring and reporting systems under the UNFCCC consistent with IPCC.
Collaborator Contribution Ecometrica Ltd was the leading organization of the partnership. They provide a cloud-based EO Lab platform, contacts and management. University of Edinburgh carried out the accuracy tests in the Brazilian tests sites. CARBOMAP generated one of the Forest change detection products being tested. INPE, IAKIRA, ECOSUR, and Ambio provided local support sharing ground data and EO data for the study sites. They also provided feedback on the methods and results. ECOSUR and AMBIO also organized workshop and study visit in Mexico for the partners
Impact Direct outcomes from NCEO-Leicester: - Four change detection reference areas set up (2 Brazil, 2 Mexico) - Accuracy assessments on change detection products - Methodology document and reporting formats being finished to be provided to GFOI
Start Year 2015
 
Description IPSP 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department School of Geosciences Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have been working with Ecometrica, University of Edinburgh, CARBOMAP, INPE, Iakira, ECOSUR and Ambio to oversee the set up of two reference areas in each country (Mexico and Brazil) to facilitate the testing of forest change detection products in Brazil (Cerrado and Amazonia) and Mexico (Pine-oak montane and Lowland tropical forest). Change detection products were tested on these reference areas to produce accuracy assessments according to GFOI methodology. Testing methods and reporting formats are being written up and recommendations will be presented for the GFOI Methods and Guidance new version, as effectively the definitive good practice guidance for national level forest monitoring and reporting systems under the UNFCCC consistent with IPCC.
Collaborator Contribution Ecometrica Ltd was the leading organization of the partnership. They provide a cloud-based EO Lab platform, contacts and management. University of Edinburgh carried out the accuracy tests in the Brazilian tests sites. CARBOMAP generated one of the Forest change detection products being tested. INPE, IAKIRA, ECOSUR, and Ambio provided local support sharing ground data and EO data for the study sites. They also provided feedback on the methods and results. ECOSUR and AMBIO also organized workshop and study visit in Mexico for the partners
Impact Direct outcomes from NCEO-Leicester: - Four change detection reference areas set up (2 Brazil, 2 Mexico) - Accuracy assessments on change detection products - Methodology document and reporting formats being finished to be provided to GFOI
Start Year 2015
 
Description IPSP 
Organisation iQur
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have been working with Ecometrica, University of Edinburgh, CARBOMAP, INPE, Iakira, ECOSUR and Ambio to oversee the set up of two reference areas in each country (Mexico and Brazil) to facilitate the testing of forest change detection products in Brazil (Cerrado and Amazonia) and Mexico (Pine-oak montane and Lowland tropical forest). Change detection products were tested on these reference areas to produce accuracy assessments according to GFOI methodology. Testing methods and reporting formats are being written up and recommendations will be presented for the GFOI Methods and Guidance new version, as effectively the definitive good practice guidance for national level forest monitoring and reporting systems under the UNFCCC consistent with IPCC.
Collaborator Contribution Ecometrica Ltd was the leading organization of the partnership. They provide a cloud-based EO Lab platform, contacts and management. University of Edinburgh carried out the accuracy tests in the Brazilian tests sites. CARBOMAP generated one of the Forest change detection products being tested. INPE, IAKIRA, ECOSUR, and Ambio provided local support sharing ground data and EO data for the study sites. They also provided feedback on the methods and results. ECOSUR and AMBIO also organized workshop and study visit in Mexico for the partners
Impact Direct outcomes from NCEO-Leicester: - Four change detection reference areas set up (2 Brazil, 2 Mexico) - Accuracy assessments on change detection products - Methodology document and reporting formats being finished to be provided to GFOI
Start Year 2015
 
Description Identify industrial go and no-go zones and monitor industrial practices through PALSAR-based land cover and carbon stock mapping in Sumatra and Borneo 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To study the dynamics of status and carbon stocks of natural forest areas based on easy to use, scientifically robust, semi-automated analysis of cloud- and haze-penetrating ALOS radar images.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact NA
Start Year 2014
 
Description Identify industrial go and no-go zones and monitor industrial practices through PALSAR-based land cover and carbon stock mapping in Sumatra and Borneo 
Organisation World Wide Fund for Nature
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution To study the dynamics of status and carbon stocks of natural forest areas based on easy to use, scientifically robust, semi-automated analysis of cloud- and haze-penetrating ALOS radar images.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact NA
Start Year 2014
 
Description Innovative application of remote sensing to Forestry management and monitoring 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In the project "Earth Observation Data Integration Pilot, Research Project 9" we have developed methods for using Sentinel-1 satellite data for forest inventory updates in the UK.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of forest inventory data and airborne LiDAR data.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation ACRI-ST
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA)
Country Portugal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description Kenya Forest Service 
Organisation Kenya Forest Service
Country Kenya 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Held workshops at the Kenya Forest Service with the National REDD+ stakeholder group and discussed how Earth Observation can be better used for forest monitoring in Kenya.
Collaborator Contribution Hosted the meeting and provided technical contributions and advice.
Impact Collaboration and further meetings.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Measuring above-ground biomass and its changes over Brazilian tropical secondary forests and savanna woodlands (Cerrado) using L-band SAR data 
Organisation Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA)
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop, test and validate algorithms that relate in situ forest AGB to L-band backscatter in a range of low-carbon tropical regions across the Brazilian Amazon, in secondary forests and cerrado.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact Carreiras, J.M.B., Jones, J., Lucas, R., Shimabukuro. Mapping major land cover types and retrieving the age of secondary forests in the Brazilian Amazon by combining single-date optical and radar remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment - Under Review.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Measuring above-ground biomass and its changes over Brazilian tropical secondary forests and savanna woodlands (Cerrado) using L-band SAR data 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop, test and validate algorithms that relate in situ forest AGB to L-band backscatter in a range of low-carbon tropical regions across the Brazilian Amazon, in secondary forests and cerrado.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact Carreiras, J.M.B., Jones, J., Lucas, R., Shimabukuro. Mapping major land cover types and retrieving the age of secondary forests in the Brazilian Amazon by combining single-date optical and radar remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment - Under Review.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Met Office PhD Case Partner 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As part of University of Leeds - Met Office academic partnership, the Met Office provided a Case Award for the PhD topic. My research involved using the Met Office air quality model (AQUM) and evaluating it against satellite observations of atmospheric composition. This lead to the improvement of the model emissions and updates to the chemistry scheme.
Collaborator Contribution The Met Office provided the model, run on the NERC - Met Office computer called MONSOON, and training in its use.
Impact Three academic publications came from this collaboration.
Start Year 2011
 
Description NASA Albedo 
Organisation University of Massachusetts Boston
PI Contribution Invited team member to new NASA-funded initiative to combine EO data from various ESA Sentinel and NASA Landsat missions for improved albedo products in climate-sensitive circumpolar regions.
Collaborator Contribution Developing global albedo products from MODIS, NPP and other sensors, which are the de facto standard for satellite albedo. Bringing these methods to bear on a new combined NASA and ESA product.
Impact None as yet, will be a harmonised state-of-the art high resolution albedo product from combined ESA and NASA data.
Start Year 2017
 
Description NASA Aura/ACMAP proposal 
Organisation Colorado State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution contributed to developing ideas and writing parts of a proposal to investigate a number of atmospheric compounds with the TES instrument and validation against other satellite instruments.
Collaborator Contribution adding in contributions to the proposal writing.
Impact Unfortunately the proposal was not funded, but we are working with the lead organisation, JPL, to instigate more collaboration opportunities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description NASA Aura/ACMAP proposal 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution contributed to developing ideas and writing parts of a proposal to investigate a number of atmospheric compounds with the TES instrument and validation against other satellite instruments.
Collaborator Contribution adding in contributions to the proposal writing.
Impact Unfortunately the proposal was not funded, but we are working with the lead organisation, JPL, to instigate more collaboration opportunities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description NASA Aura/ACMAP proposal 
Organisation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution contributed to developing ideas and writing parts of a proposal to investigate a number of atmospheric compounds with the TES instrument and validation against other satellite instruments.
Collaborator Contribution adding in contributions to the proposal writing.
Impact Unfortunately the proposal was not funded, but we are working with the lead organisation, JPL, to instigate more collaboration opportunities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description NASA Aura/ACMAP proposal 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution contributed to developing ideas and writing parts of a proposal to investigate a number of atmospheric compounds with the TES instrument and validation against other satellite instruments.
Collaborator Contribution adding in contributions to the proposal writing.
Impact Unfortunately the proposal was not funded, but we are working with the lead organisation, JPL, to instigate more collaboration opportunities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description NASA Aura/ACMAP proposal 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution contributed to developing ideas and writing parts of a proposal to investigate a number of atmospheric compounds with the TES instrument and validation against other satellite instruments.
Collaborator Contribution adding in contributions to the proposal writing.
Impact Unfortunately the proposal was not funded, but we are working with the lead organisation, JPL, to instigate more collaboration opportunities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description NASA Aura/ACMAP proposal 
Organisation University of Toronto
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution contributed to developing ideas and writing parts of a proposal to investigate a number of atmospheric compounds with the TES instrument and validation against other satellite instruments.
Collaborator Contribution adding in contributions to the proposal writing.
Impact Unfortunately the proposal was not funded, but we are working with the lead organisation, JPL, to instigate more collaboration opportunities.
Start Year 2016
 
Description NASA GEDI 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Calibration & validation work with the NASA GEDI team.
Collaborator Contribution Providing funding for fieldwork in US and Gabon.
Impact Generation of datasets and modelling tools for NASA GEDI team, and wider community of biomass research. Collaboration is multi-disciplinary as has science focus, but for policy delivery (via feeding into REDD+ MRV schemes).
Start Year 2017
 
Description OCO Science Team Membership 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I work within the OCO science team, allowing me access to emerging data streams from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory. My role has been to test these data and to develop method to infer CO2 fluxes from the observations.
Collaborator Contribution Access to knowledge and data associated with OCO.
Impact Work is still in progress regarding OCO-2 data analysis. Preparatory work with tools, methods and analysis of other (similar) satellite data are reported elsewhere on ResearchFish.
 
Description Phenology-based Global Land Cover Mapping 
Organisation University of Kyoto
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This grant by Kyoto University in Japan enables exchanges of research staff and students. Our role so far has been to write a program to process global phenology data with harmonic analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Kyoto University has implemented the program at global scale. Exchange visits are ongoing.
Impact Tsutsumida, N., Comber, A., Barrett, K., Saizen, I. and Rustiadi, E., 2016. Sub-Pixel Classification of MODIS EVI for Annual Mappings of Impervious Surface Areas. Remote Sensing, 8(2), p.143. Comber, A.J., Harris, P. and Tsutsumida, N., 2016. Improving land cover classification using input variables derived from a geographically weighted principal components analysis. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 119, pp.347-360.
Start Year 2015
 
Description REDD+ Early Deforestation Alert System partnership 
Organisation Kenya Forest Service
Country Kenya 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Automatic Forest Cover Change Detection algortihm
Collaborator Contribution Support with ground information Organisation of stakeholder meetings and workshops
Impact Prototype System
Start Year 2016
 
Description REDD+ Early Deforestation Alert System partnership 
Organisation Kenya Forestry Research Institute
Country Kenya 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Automatic Forest Cover Change Detection algortihm
Collaborator Contribution Support with ground information Organisation of stakeholder meetings and workshops
Impact Prototype System
Start Year 2016
 
Description Remote Sensing for Air Quality Impact Assessment 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Earth and Environment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of satellite data produced by my team on atmospheric ozone, aerosol and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) for comparisons with the TOMCAT chemical transport model and provision of NASA satellite data on surface biophysical variables, in support of development on the modelling side to represent better at global scale the interactions between atmospheric composition and land surface biophysical properties. Satellite data on PAR in particular helped in development of a new TOMCAT module. Satellite data with improved sensitivity to ozone in the lower troposphere will enable more critical assessment of the model representation of surface deposition through plant uptake. An initial analysis of satellite data on solar induced fluorescence (SIF) and PAR was also performed by my team, pointing towards future analyses of relationships between these variables, fPAR and global primary production (GPP) which will be facilitated by planned satellite missions. My team hosted the workshop for this project at RAL attended by a number of UK and international scientists active in the fields of plant health and pollution, atmosphere-biosphere interaction in climate and earth observation from space.
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Lisa Emberson (U.York) led the project. U.York and U.Leeds collaborated closely in the linking of TOMCAT and DO3SE models, to utilise satellite data to better characterise land surface type in the model, to better represent ozone surface deposition and to represent PAR.
Impact This activity helped to stimulate further interaction between U.Leeds and RAL in the comparison of satellite and model ozone distributions and their scientific exploitation in NCEO. A further grant application from this consortium to STFC Newton China fund has also resulted, although this was not successful.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Remote Sensing for Air Quality Impact Assessment 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of satellite data produced by my team on atmospheric ozone, aerosol and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) for comparisons with the TOMCAT chemical transport model and provision of NASA satellite data on surface biophysical variables, in support of development on the modelling side to represent better at global scale the interactions between atmospheric composition and land surface biophysical properties. Satellite data on PAR in particular helped in development of a new TOMCAT module. Satellite data with improved sensitivity to ozone in the lower troposphere will enable more critical assessment of the model representation of surface deposition through plant uptake. An initial analysis of satellite data on solar induced fluorescence (SIF) and PAR was also performed by my team, pointing towards future analyses of relationships between these variables, fPAR and global primary production (GPP) which will be facilitated by planned satellite missions. My team hosted the workshop for this project at RAL attended by a number of UK and international scientists active in the fields of plant health and pollution, atmosphere-biosphere interaction in climate and earth observation from space.
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Lisa Emberson (U.York) led the project. U.York and U.Leeds collaborated closely in the linking of TOMCAT and DO3SE models, to utilise satellite data to better characterise land surface type in the model, to better represent ozone surface deposition and to represent PAR.
Impact This activity helped to stimulate further interaction between U.Leeds and RAL in the comparison of satellite and model ozone distributions and their scientific exploitation in NCEO. A further grant application from this consortium to STFC Newton China fund has also resulted, although this was not successful.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Satellite Composition Data Sets 
Organisation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I lead an inter-comparison paper on retrieval of peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) from space using different data sources and a chemistry transport model.
Collaborator Contribution KIT provided PAN data from the MIPAS instrument on-board ESA's ENVISAT satellite.
Impact Scientific paper in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics journal.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Sentinel-2 Level 2 product assessment 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The UCL group is part of an international experts team that will assess different approaches to produce a level 2 (surface reflectance) product from the Sentinel-2 sensors.
Collaborator Contribution Partners will use different methodologies for the estimation of surface reflectance, which will then be used by the UCL/NCEO team within the EOLDAS framework to critique these different approaches.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Sentinel-2 Level 2 product assessment 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The UCL group is part of an international experts team that will assess different approaches to produce a level 2 (surface reflectance) product from the Sentinel-2 sensors.
Collaborator Contribution Partners will use different methodologies for the estimation of surface reflectance, which will then be used by the UCL/NCEO team within the EOLDAS framework to critique these different approaches.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC) - SLSTR Expert Support Laboratory 
Organisation ACRI-ST
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Land Surface Temperature (LST) Validation Scientist and Algorithm Manager
Collaborator Contribution Expert Support Laboratory coordination and other expert teams
Impact Sentinel-3 SLSTR Cal-Val Plan and Gap Analysis Preparations for Sentinel-3 Level-2 Product commissioning
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC) - SLSTR Expert Support Laboratory 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Land Surface Temperature (LST) Validation Scientist and Algorithm Manager
Collaborator Contribution Expert Support Laboratory coordination and other expert teams
Impact Sentinel-3 SLSTR Cal-Val Plan and Gap Analysis Preparations for Sentinel-3 Level-2 Product commissioning
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC) - SLSTR Expert Support Laboratory 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Land Surface Temperature (LST) Validation Scientist and Algorithm Manager
Collaborator Contribution Expert Support Laboratory coordination and other expert teams
Impact Sentinel-3 SLSTR Cal-Val Plan and Gap Analysis Preparations for Sentinel-3 Level-2 Product commissioning
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC) - SLSTR Expert Support Laboratory 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Land Surface Temperature (LST) Validation Scientist and Algorithm Manager
Collaborator Contribution Expert Support Laboratory coordination and other expert teams
Impact Sentinel-3 SLSTR Cal-Val Plan and Gap Analysis Preparations for Sentinel-3 Level-2 Product commissioning
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation ACRI-ST
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation Brockmann Consult
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sentinel-3 New Products 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sentinel-3 Cloud Masking algorithm for Level-2 Land Surface Temperature (LST), Aerosol over Land, and Fire Radiative Power Products
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Cloud Masking over Sea Level-1 Cloud Masking
Impact Project only just started
Start Year 2016
 
Description The role of L-band SAR and LiDAR data to map forest aboveground biomass in Malaysian Borneo 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop and validate algorithms that combine LiDAR-derived AGB estimates and the backscatter intensity from L-band SAR data in Malaysian Borneo. Empirical and semi-empirical methods will be used to model forest AGB (from a combination of field and LiDAR data) against metrics generated from L-band SAR data. On this basis, forest AGB maps will be generated for the study area. The LiDAR-based AGB estimates are available for a given number of representative sites in the Malaysian Borneo. Spatially and temporally coincident L-band SAR data (i.e., ALOS PALSAR and ALOS-2 PALSAR-2) will be acquired and prior to modelling will be used to perform a sensitivity analysis to understand how L-band SAR backscatter intensity (HH and HV polarizations) changes as a function of forest AGB, and to evaluate potential saturation problems.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact NA
Start Year 2016
 
Description The role of L-band SAR and LiDAR data to map forest aboveground biomass in Malaysian Borneo 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To develop and validate algorithms that combine LiDAR-derived AGB estimates and the backscatter intensity from L-band SAR data in Malaysian Borneo. Empirical and semi-empirical methods will be used to model forest AGB (from a combination of field and LiDAR data) against metrics generated from L-band SAR data. On this basis, forest AGB maps will be generated for the study area. The LiDAR-based AGB estimates are available for a given number of representative sites in the Malaysian Borneo. Spatially and temporally coincident L-band SAR data (i.e., ALOS PALSAR and ALOS-2 PALSAR-2) will be acquired and prior to modelling will be used to perform a sensitivity analysis to understand how L-band SAR backscatter intensity (HH and HV polarizations) changes as a function of forest AGB, and to evaluate potential saturation problems.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact NA
Start Year 2016
 
Description United Kingdom Earth System Model (UKESM) evaluate utilising satellite observations of atmospheric composition 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have used NCEO (i.e. RAL ozone) and external satellite data sets to evaluate simulations from the United Kingdom Chemistry and Aerosols (UKCA) model, the component model for atmospheric chemistry in UKESM, to test the model skill. I have also run several sensitivity experiments to try and understand model-satellite differences (e.g. perturbing isoprene emissions to explain model formaldehyde biases).
Collaborator Contribution The Met Office has provided me with model runs and guidance on how to run it. Several trips to the Met Office have helped identify potential model experiments to run to investigate model-satellite biases.
Impact There have been several internal reports on model-satellite comparisons. The most recent one can be found at: http://homepages.see.leeds.ac.uk/~earrjpo/UKESM_Evaluation_Report_01112017.pdf. The plan is to submit a paper in September 2018 on the model-satellite comparisons to GMD after the Met Office have submitted a precursor paper which I will contribute to.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Updates to carbonyl sulphide (OCS) in TOMCAT CTM 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Using updated emissions from UEA (Kettle 2002) to improve the representation of OCS in TOMCAT. Currently running model simulations to provide a PhD student at the University of Leicester (NCEO) with realistic fields of OCS to compare with ACE satellite measurements.
Collaborator Contribution UEA has provided us with the OCS emissions to hopefully improve the representation of OCS in TOMCAT. These model runs will then be evaluated by the University of Leicester using ACE satellite data.
Impact Ongoing.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Updates to carbonyl sulphide (OCS) in TOMCAT CTM 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Using updated emissions from UEA (Kettle 2002) to improve the representation of OCS in TOMCAT. Currently running model simulations to provide a PhD student at the University of Leicester (NCEO) with realistic fields of OCS to compare with ACE satellite measurements.
Collaborator Contribution UEA has provided us with the OCS emissions to hopefully improve the representation of OCS in TOMCAT. These model runs will then be evaluated by the University of Leicester using ACE satellite data.
Impact Ongoing.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Visiting Research Fellowships 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Honorary Research Fellowships in the sub-Dept Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics have been held by Dr Matthew Christensen, Dr Gareth Thomas and Dr Brian Kerridge in recent years through which research activities of common interest to the Oxford EO Data Group and RAL Remote Sensing Group have been undertaken. These activities have centred on satellite remote-sensing of atmospheric trace gases and particulates. There has been close collaboration in development of the "ORAC" scheme to retrieve cloud and aerosol properties from satellite vis/ir imagers, the derivation of broad-band radiative fluxes and scientific exploitation of those data eg to assess aerosol-cloud interaction in climate. There has also been close collaboration in development of schemes to retrieve trace gas distributions from satellite ir spectrometers.
Collaborator Contribution Our U.Oxford partners, under Prof. Grainger's lead, have provided a strong focus for development of ORAC and scientific exploitation of its satellite data products. They have, in particular, provided specialist expertise in radiative transfer modelling and retrieval theory underpinning the methods applied by our group for both trace gas and particulate sounding.
Impact Oxford student projects have been co-supervised at undergraduate and DPhil levels.
 
Title Gaussian Process emulators for radiative transfer models 
Description This is a Python library that can be used to produce fast surrogate models (approximations) to complex and computationally expensive radiative transfer (RT) codes. The library is designed to be able to use in practical applications in land or atmospheric remote sensing, where e.g. satellite observations need to be interpreted with RT models to infer land surface or atmospheric properties. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact This library has already been used in a paper (Gomez-Dans et al, 2016), and on others which are currently being written. This software forms the foundations of a complex processing scheme to retrieve land surface properties from the Sentinel family of satellites funded under the H2020 scheme. 
URL http://jgomezdans.github.io/gp_emulator
 
Title MORSE (Multispectral Optimal Retrievals using Sequential Estimation) 
Description Software for the retrieval of profiles of atmospheric temperature and composition from MIPAS infrared spectra Recent developments have incorporated improved spectroscopic data and identifying new species for retrievals from MIPAS, as well as an ongoing conversion from Fortran77 to Fortran90 code. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact MORSE retrievals of MIPAS data are used in the Ozone CCI intercomparison and validation of ESA MIPAS products. Adapted versions of MORSE have been used to simulate aircraft observations and for the end-to-end simulator of the PREMIER candidate mission for ESA Earth Explorer programme. 
URL http://www.atm.ox.ac.uk/MORSE/
 
Title Multi-sensor Matchup Database for Surface Temperature 
Description Matchup Database for validating extracted satellite observations with in situ measurements, extracted satellite observations with simulated surface temperature, and intercomparsions between multiple instrument datasets 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact A key step in the processing chain of multi-sensor full archive Land Surface Temperature data products 
 
Description Tim Peake Launch Event at the Science Museum 
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 The event saw Tim Peake's launch into space to the ISS. We (NCEO) were at the Science Museum to explain to school children what we can see from space (e.g. astronaut photos, satellite images). We ran a competition to see if they could guess what the image was and if it was taken by satellite or an astronaut. Then we explained what it was showing (e.g. biomass burning) and why it was important (e.g. pollution).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/events/other/principia
 
Description "EO Detective" Earth Observation photography competition for UK schoolkids 
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 - Volunteered to help with NCEO outreach, specifically the "EO Detective" Earth Observation photography competition for UK schoolkids
- Claire Burwell (NCEO-Leicester) designed and illustrated a cartoon to help promote the competition via social media. British astronaut Tim Peake shared this image via Twitter (583 retweets, 939 likes) and Facebook (1004 likes, 421 shares).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://principia.org.uk/activity/eodetective/
 
Description 2017 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 
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 Presented UK Earth System Modelling at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. This was a week long event with thousands of visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/summer-science-exhibition/exhibits/a-model...
 
Description An article detailing the extreme wildfires over Canada in summer 2017 
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 I wrote an article for the NCEO website detailing the most extreme wildfire season in recent history over Canada and detailing the effects of the pollution over Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nceo.ac.uk/article/the-2017-canadian-wildfires-a-satellite-perspective/
 
Description Article on the UK "redsky" event caused by dust and pollution - NCEO website + NERC internal magazine 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article describing an unusual event over the UK whereby a number of people reported a red sun - caused by pollution from wildfires in Spain/Portugal and Saharan dust. The BBC science editor used information from the article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nceo.ac.uk/article/red-sky-night-shepherds-delight-red-sky-lunchtime/
 
Description BBC Stargazing Live 
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 activities were demonstrated at the BBC Stargazing Live event held at Leicester Racecourse. This involved demonstrating EOS principles to schools and the general public throughout the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Briefings on Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring and Climate Change Services 
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 Through participation of my group in national and international briefing events on the Copernicus Services, information concerning our capabilities, based on NERC-NCEO funded and closely related R and D activities, was communicated to colleagues in the community and to DECC/DEFRA officials attending. Informal links were established through networking at such events. These have been attended by Dr. Brian Kerridge, Dr. Barry Latter and Dr Caroline Poulsen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description British Geological Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I helped with the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) Stand at the British Geological Survey open day. We engaged with school children and the general public explaining how we use observations from space to help us better understand the world we live in. For instance, we used a thermal infrared camera to look at warm and cold water masses to represent how satellites observe ocean currents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CEOS COP-21 TweetChat 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We took part on behalf of NCEO in TweetChat on Climate Monitoring from Space.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ceos.org/home-2/cop21/
 
Description CEOS biomass protocol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to co-lead the CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) for above ground biomass. The CEOS WGCV groups develop consensus protocols on international standards for earth observation products. My work on lidar measurement of biomass, particularly in tropical forests, has led to this invitation. The role involves leading the development of a protocol to allow new satellite observations of biomass to be calibrated and validated in such a way that they are as widely-used as possible by researchers and policy-makers alike.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lpvs.gsfc.nasa.gov/Biomass/AGB_home.html
 
Description Cheltenham Science Fair 
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 infrared camera to explain differences between visible light and infrared radiation for satellite remote sensing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/
 
Description Contribution to CBS News article on tropical forest and biomass 
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 Article in CBS NEWS entitled: "To save tropical forests, scientists are turning to satellites in space". I was interviewed by Michael Casey, who wrote the article, and quoted in it
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Copernicus user consultation meeting in Brussels 
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 On 11 March 2016 I attended the Copernicus user consultation meeting to discuss the future shape of the Copernicus satellite programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESA Advanced training course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lectures and workshop in Earth Observation to a large group of students from China and international students with a background in environmental science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESA Living Planet Symposium, Prague 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference Presentation available online (http://livestream.com/ESA/LPS2016/videos/122662167): Rodriguez-Veiga, P., Balzter, H., Tansey, K., Quegan, S., Carreiras, J., Persson, H. J., Fransson, J. E. S., Hoscilo, A., Ziolkowski, D., Dabrowska-Zielinska, K., Sterenczak, K., Englhart, S., Stängel, M., Siegert, F., Avitabile, V., Mermoz, S., Bouvet, A., Le Toan, T., Carvalhais, N., Soja, M., Eriksson, L., Santoro, M., Pathe, C. & Schmullius, C. GLOBBIOMASS Regional Case Studies - Preparing the Ground for Global Forest Biomass Mapping. ESA Living Planet Symposium, 2016 Prague.

Conference Presentation: Avitabile, V., Schepaschenko, D., Balzter, H., Carreiras, J., Carvalhais, N., Chave, J., Davies, S. J., Dresel, C., Fritz, S., Perger, C., Herold, M., Lewis, S. L., Phillips, O., Quegan, S., Rodriguez-Veiga, P., Tansey, K., Schmullius, C., Scipal, K. & Seifert, F.-M. Towards a Global In Situ Forest Biomass Database and a Strategy for Validation of Global Biomass Maps. ESA Living Planet Symposium, 2016 Prague.

Conference Presentation: Rodriguez-Veiga, P., Balzter, H., Cole, B., Thiel, C. and Schmullius, C., 2015. Mapping CORINE land cover from Sentinel-1A SAR using Random Forests. ESA Living Planet Symposium, 2016 Prague.

Conference Poster: Rodriguez-Veiga, P., Tansey, K., Balzter, H. DUE GlobBiomass Regional Mapping: Aboveground Biomass Stocks in Forest of the Yucatan Peninsula. ESA Living Planet Symposium, 2016 Prague.

Conference Poster: Poster: Schmullius, C., Thiel, C., Pathe, C., Matejka, E., Quegan, S., Carreiras, J., Wegmuller, U., Santoro, M., Wiesmann, A., Balzter, H., Rodriguez, P., Tansey, K., LeToan, T., Mermoz, S., Bouvet, A., Dabrowska-Zielinska, K., Hoscilo, A., Ziolkowski, D., Siegert, F., Englhart, S., Fransson, J., Persson, H., Herold, M., Avitabile, V., Häme, T., Rauste, Y., Shvidenko, A., Schepaschenko, D., Sterenczak, K., Eriksson, L., Ulander, L., Steffen, F., Reichstein, M., Carvalhais, N., Mathieu, R., Seifert, F.M.,DUE GlobBiomass - Estimates of Biomass on a Global Scale. ESA Living Planet Symposium, 2016 Prague.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://livestream.com/ESA/LPS2016/videos/122662167
 
Description ESA Living Planet Synposium 2016: presentation at the NCEO stand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation entitled "Evaluating processes in tropical forests with remote sensing data: regeneration in the Amazon". Sparked interest from the representative of Department of Energy & Climate Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Engagement with ECMWF on Satellite Data Provision for Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring and Climate Change Services 
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 Informal working meetings at ECMWF with programme managers and staff in Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service and Climate Change Service in which our state-of-the-art satellite data processing schemes developed principally with NERC NCEO funding and future developments were aired and discussed. These interactions involved Dr. Brian Kerridge, Dr. Richard Siddans, Dr. Barry Latter and Dr Caroline Poulsen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description FIDUCEO SLSTR blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Wrote a blog article for the Horizon 2020 FIDUCEO project detailing the history of measuring land surface temperature from space and the new capability of the recently SLSTR instrument and the role it will play in the FIDUCEO project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.fiduceo.eu/content/sea-and-land-surface-temperature-radiometer-%E2%80%93-high-quality-sur...
 
Description FIDUCEO radiosonde blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A blog contribution to the Horizon 2020 project detailing the history of radiosonde use and their relevance and planned application in the FIDUCEO project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.fiduceo.eu/content/radiosondes-%E2%80%93-providing-independent-verification-satellite-dat...
 
Description Formal Working Group on Land Surface Temperature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Forum for the data providers and users to come together to share knowledge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description GEO BON Ecosystem Function Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to sit on GEO BON Ecosystem Function Working Group. The aim of the Working groups (WGs) centred on Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) are expected to deliver on four fronts over the coming three years: (1) identify research opportunities (relevant to ecosystem functions) supporting the identification/implementation of EBVs; (2) derive/identify potential datasets; (3) articulate the links between these EBVs and global indicators; and (4) provide guidance to national biodiversity networks in terms of in situ monitoring of these EBVs (through, eg, the production of reports/guidelines).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://geobon.org/working-groups/ecosystem-function/
 
Description GHG Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lectures and workshop on Earth Observation to a diverse group of post-graduate students with an interest in carbon cycle science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GLOBBIOMASS User Meeting, Vienna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The GLOBBIOMASS User Meeting in Vienna discussed approaches to global forest biomass mapping.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GlobBiomass User Meeting Helsinki 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The GLOBBIOMASS User Meeting in Helsinki discussed approaches to regional / global forest biomass mapping.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GlobBiomass User Meeting at FAO headquarters (Rome, Italy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The GLOBBIOMASS User Meeting at UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters discussed approaches to regional / global forest biomass mapping.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.fao.org/forestry/news/93499/en/
 
Description Global Forest Initiative (GFOI) Plenary & Space Data Coordination Group (SDCG) meeting (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) 
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 The GFOI Space Data Coordination Group (SDCG) was established at the 25th CEOS Plenary (2011) to implement the CEOS Strategy for Space Data Coverage and Continuity in Support of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) and the Forest Carbon Tracking (FCT) Task, which is now fully integrated into GFOI. The Space Data Services Strategy Overview Document provides a brief introduction to the Space Data Services for GFOI and is a good starting point for those that wish to engage the services of the SDCG for GFOI. Meeting objectives: - Review and confirm status of baseline acquisitions strategy. - Review Global Data Flows and follow-up steps. - Exchange of information with the UK community on GFOI and related activities. - Review SDCG support to GFOI R&D and confirm plans for data provision. - Review and discuss the status of the GFOI Space Data Services. - Exchange of information on the Colombia end-to-end country experience within GFOI. - Review discussion and confirm next steps and actions. - Prepare points for CEOS reporting. - Discuss plans for future SDCG meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gfoi.org/gfoi-plenary-2017-presentations/
 
Description Global Forest Initiative (GFOI) Space Data Coordination Group (SDCG) meeting (Reading, UK) 
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 The GFOI Space Data Coordination Group (SDCG) was established at the 25th CEOS Plenary (2011) to implement the CEOS Strategy for Space Data Coverage and Continuity in Support of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) and the Forest Carbon Tracking (FCT) Task, which is now fully integrated into GFOI.

The Space Data Services Strategy Overview Document provides a brief introduction to the Space Data Services for GFOI and is a good starting point for those that wish to engage the services of the SDCG for GFOI.

Meeting objectives:
- Review and confirm status of baseline acquisitions strategy.
- Review Global Data Flows and follow-up steps.
- Exchange of information with the UK community on GFOI and related activities.
- Review SDCG support to GFOI R&D and confirm plans for data provision.
- Review and discuss the status of the GFOI Space Data Services.
- Exchange of information on the Colombia end-to-end country experience within GFOI.
- Review discussion and confirm next steps and actions.
- Prepare points for CEOS reporting.
- Discuss plans for future SDCG meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ceos.org/meetings/sdcg-10/
 
Description Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Programme Board, Geneva, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The GEO PB agrees the review process for the next GEO Work Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.earthobservations.org/geo_pb.php
 
Description Hosted work experience students 
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 Hosted a series of work experience students throughout 2015. Developed work experience programme to give a sample of work undertaken in EOS/NCEO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IGAC Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report and Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meetings with UK scientists (Imperial, Leeds, Reading) and with the international community were attended by Dr. Barry Latter, Dr. Georgina Miles and Dr. Richard Siddans in preparation for IGAC's Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report and Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative to establish the relevance of our group's multi-year, height-resolved global ozone data sets produced through NERC-NCEO and ESA-funded activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description International Parnership Programme visit to Mexico 
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 Visiting Mexican institutes to discuss forest monitoring.
An interview was filmed and broadcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://ecometrica.com/article/earth-observation-team-from-university-of-leicester-visits-mexico-to-...
 
Description Invited seminar at the Department of Geography, Leicester University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was invited to give at talk at Leicester that involved my work on understanding fire from EO data using radiative transfer models. In particular, there was interest in methods to track post-fire recovery using EO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JAXA Kyoto and Carbon meetings - Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentations to the Kyoto and Carbon Initiative led by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), entitled: Measuring above ground biomass and changes over Brazilian tropical secondary forests and savanna woodlands (Cerrado) using L-band SAR data. Group made recommendations in terms of ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 basic observation strategy for wetlands, forests and glaciers themes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
URL http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/ALOS/en/kyoto/kyoto_index.htm
 
Description Key note presenation at The International Workshop on Next Generation CO2 Monitoring Satellite Constellation in Shanghai 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop was aimed at discussing the needs for monitoring carbon emissions to help prevent damaing levels of greenhouse gases. The workshop was attended by a large number of postgraduate students and your researchers and has sparked many interesting discussions. The workshop is also expected to help guiding future plan by China for a space-based CO2 monitoring concepts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Launch event of International Partnership Programme call 1 and networking event, Harwell, 28 June 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 International Partnerships Programme (IPP) is a £150m multi-year programme which will use UK space expertise and capability to provide a sustainable, economic or societal benefit to undeveloped nations and developing economies. I networked with businesses and other organisations at this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Leading the way to save nation's trees 
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 Press release, radio interview by BBC Radio Leicester, article in the Leicester Mercury.Researchers have used remote sensing technology by an aerial mapping company in order to identify trees affected by a destructive disease.
Maps collected by airborne laser sensors have, for the first time, been used to successfully pinpoint indi-vidual trees affected by the deadly larch tree disease.
The laser scanning surveys (LiDAR) were undertaken by aerial mapping company Bluesky, of Coalville, and used to model tree canopy height as part of a wider study to prove the effective use of the technology for disease identification and monitoring.
Phytophthora ramorum is a fungus-like pathogen which causes extensive damage and mortality to a wide range of trees and other plants.
Generically referred to as ramorum, the disease was first discovered in the UK in 2002 and has now spread to sites from Cornwall to Scotland, causing destruction in high-profile areas including Epping Forest and the Forest of Dean.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2017/april/sensing-technology-identifies-trees-af...
 
Description MACC Scientific Advisory Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Scientific Advisory Committee for the EC's Monitoring of Atmospheric Composition & Climate project offered comments and advice on the current status and future direction of the project, which transitioned from pre-operational to become the fully operational Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service. MACC and now CAMS are recognised to be leading in the field worldwide in delivery of analyses and forecasts of atmospheric global composition to a very wide range of users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015
 
Description MEE blog piece on airborne LiDAR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to write a short blog-piece for the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution for National Tree Week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://methodsblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/airborne-lidar/
 
Description NASA TEMPO mission Science Team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in the Science Team for NASA's TEMPO satellite mission enables specialist expertise in my group developed through NERC-NCEO and related R and D activities over several decades to be drawn upon in the context of this new opportunity to observe N.America on an hourly basis to monitor pollutants and emission sources. This in turn should benefit the Copernicus Sentinel-4 mission to do likewise over Europe.
These interactions are through Dr. Brian Kerridge, Dr. Richard Siddans and Dr. Barry Latter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description NCEO ODA foundation award stakeholder workshop in Nairobi (Kenya) 
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 We held a NCEO ODA foundation award stakeholder workshop chaired by Kenya Forestry Service (KFS). The workshop came up with user requirements for Biomass monitoring using Earth Observation data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NERC Climate Explorers 
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 Climate Explorers is a national, multi-media project funded through the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The project is a collaboration between climate scientists and educational experts at Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, King's College London, the Met Office and Fun Kids - one of the UK's leading interactive and multi-media education brands for children.

Climate Explorers aims to develop children's knowledge of weather and climate through a new audio series for broadcast on Fun Kids, as animated YouTube videos, and as freely available web resources to support the series. The project will specifically target Primary education (ages 7-11) so that this age group can develop an early awareness of the value of nature, and the science behind their environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NERC's 50th anniversary Event 
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 To celebrate 50 years of NERC, I did some science busking for the NCEO at the event. This involved explaining to the general public what the NCEO and NERC were and the type of research involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nerc.ac.uk/about/whatwedo/engage/public/anniversary/
 
Description New Electronics article highlighting the rapidly expanding use of satellite data 
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 Article explaining the expanding use of satellite data for applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-technology/satellite-data-use-is-rapidly-expanding/15788...
 
Description Nuffield Foundation Student Placement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We hosted a student in the first year of a post-16 and give him the chance to discover what a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering or maths) might be like. He was developing a pilot study using multi-temporal NDVI series over Kurdistan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/
 
Description ODA Foundation Award WP2 Demonstration in Kenya 
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 Demonstration "Google Earth Engine cloud computing & Earth Observation time-series analysis using R" for staff at the Kenya Forest Service in Nairobi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description On The Aire - Made In Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Leeds has been noted to have high levels of pollution leading to poor air quality. There are plans to try and reduce poor air quality in the city and I gave a short interview showing how pollution levels were still above safety thresholds, but going down.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at the Forest Ecosystem Function Colloquium (FEFCO) - Kyoto (Japan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited to present at the Forest Ecosystem Function Colloquium (FEFCO) - University of Kyoto (Japan)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bluemoon.kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp/FEFCO/pdf/35thFEFCO-poster.pdf
 
Description Presentations, scientific organising committees and session chairs for international conferences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Papers were presented by my group on research undertaken in NCEO and closely related activities in a series of major international conferences and symposia including AGU (2014, 2015 and 2016), Eumetsat Satellite Conference (2014, 2015 and 2016), EGU (2105), ESA Atmospheric Sciences (2015), ESA Living Planet Symposium (2016), IWGGMS-12 (2016), Aerocom/Aerosat International Aerosol Symposium (2016), International Cloud Working Group (2016). Myself and colleagues also participate in Scientific Programme Communities and chair sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description Principia Schools Conferences 
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 timed exercise for children to find landmarks on photographs taken from space
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://principia.org.uk/schools-conferences/
 
Description Protecting our forests 
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 Press release: Space technology is being deployed to help protect the world's forests.
The UK Space Agency and an international consortium of scientists, including from the University of Leicester, are joining forces to watch over 300 million hectares of tropical forest - an area 12 times the size of the UK. The Leicester team will lead the development of forest change detection systems for the consortium, Ecometrica. It will aim to identify small-scale changes caused by agriculture, mining and illegal logging that can be dif-ficult to detect by other means. Data for the work will come from the European Space Agency's Sentinel satellites. It estimated improved systems could contribute to between four million and six million hectares of forest being saved over a decade.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description RSC Chemistry at Work Event at NSC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presented NCEO activities and performed demonstrations of simple remote sensing principles to classes of school children at the National Space Centre (Leicester) as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry at Work series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description RSC Chemistry at Work 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 Presented NCEO activities and performed demonstrations of simple remote sensing principles to classes of school children at RAF Cosford as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry at Work series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description RSPSoc 2015 conference, Southampton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference presentation:

Rodriguez-Veiga, P., Tansey, K. and Balzter, H. (2015): Uncertainty of Aboveground Biomass Carbon Stocks in Forest of Mexico. RSPSoc 2015, Southampton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Radar remote sensing, training course in Kenya 
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 A 3 day training course was held at the Kenya Forest Research Institute in Nairobi in October 2016 with 30 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Remote Sensing of Environment Conference 2015, Berlin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference presentation:

Balzter H., Rodriguez-Veiga P., Wheeler J., Tansey K.J., Stelmaszczuk-Gorska M. and Schmullius C. (2015): Ground, stems and foliage: Forest above-ground biomass mapping from combined Synthetic Aperture Radar and Multispectral Imagery. Proc. of the 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISRSE 2015, 11-15 May 2015, Berlin, Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Requirements for Evolution of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An activity was undertaken with Eumetsat and other partners for the European Commission to define requirements for evolution of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service. This involved consultation of a broad range of users from the commercial and public sectors including workshops attended by around hundred people at Harwell. This was undertaken by Dr Brian Kerridge and Dr Caroline Poulsen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Requirements for Evolution of the Copernicus Satellite System for Atmospheric Vertical Profiling 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A detailed assessment was undertaken for ESA to establish scientific requirements for evolution of the Copernicus satellite system to monitor vertical profiles of atmospheric temperature and composition in the upper troposphere and stratosphere, to inform preparation for a new Sentinel-class mission series. Meetings were attended by senior ESA personnel. Results were reported at international conferences. This was undertaken by Dr. Brian Kerridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Royal Institution Open Day - Our Amazing Planet 
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 I helped with the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) Stand at the Royal Institute Open Day. We engaged with school children and the general public explaining how we use observations from space to help us better understand the world we live in. For instance, we used a thermal infrared camera to look at warm and cold water masses to represent how satellites observe ocean currents. We also got children to place different coloured filters over lambs which were connected to an electromagnetic sensor. This got the children realizing we could measure the properties of colours (i.e. wavelength) and how we use this information seen by satellite to observe different properties of the Earth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2015/october/public-family-fun-day-amazing-planet
 
Description Royal Society: From satellite to soil: connecting environmental observation to agritech innovations, 17 June 2016 
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 conference brought together two technologies, satellites and agritech, to identify how satellite technology can help improve agricultural productivity and resilience. The conference featured presentations by experts from relevant communities, including researchers, industry and farmers, capturing the needs of both end-users and the capabilities of the current technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SRON Scientific Advisory Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Scientific Advisory Committee to the Space Research Organisation of the Netherlands (SRON) meets annually to review and offer guidance on future direction, reporting to the senior staff and governance structure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
 
Description Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A team of scientists led by the Universities of Leicester and East Anglia are leading research to protect wildlife by using satellite data to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting. In a new article in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, a working group chaired by Professor Heiko Balzter, from the National Centre for Earth Observation at the University of Leicester, has looked at ways in which an array of technologies could be used to identify how many species are alive in an area and the risks they may be exposed to.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0176
 
Description Science Advisory Group for the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Science Advisory Group for the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment defined the requirements in early 1990s for Europe's first satellite mission dedicated to this task. Following success of GOME-1, three subsequent instruments GOME-2A, -2B & -2C have been built to span 1995-2020. Successor instruments are planned to fly in polar orbit and geostationary orbit from 2020-2040 in the Sentinel series. Observations from this series of satellite instruments are informing international assessments of stratospheric ozone evolution and climate change. They are also ingested by operational centres including the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service for forecasts of surface uv and air quality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2007,2008,
 
Description Sentinel-4 and -5 Mission Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ESA's Mission Advisory Group for Sentinels-4 and -5 is responsible for specifying scientific requirements for the Sentinel-4 and Sentinel-5 instrument series to fly on Eumetsat's MTG-S in geostationary orbit and MetOp-SG in polar orbit from 2020-40. These sensors will provide data on pollutants and surface emissions for the EC's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, in support of air quality forecasting, surface missions and climate monitoring. The Mission Advisory Group has offered constructive and robust advice to the Agency on a range of scientific and technical issues of crucial significance to performances to be achieved in orbit, and therefore to the utility of these observations to operational centres such as ECMWF/CAMS, commercial users and general public as well as to the scientific community. Dr Richard Siddans has been a member of this Group since 2013, before which Dr Brian Kerridge was a member.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description Sentinel-5P Level-2 Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact ESA's Level-2 Working Group for Sentinel-5 Precursor brings together Europe's experts in retrieval of atmospheric composition from satellite observations of shortwave spectra. This Group has established the approaches to be implemented for S5P through scientific assessment of radiative transfer and retrieval schemes algorithms. The Group has undertaken comparisons of such schemes adapted to S5P, and their assessments have formed the basis of "Level-2 processors" to be coded by the Agency. Dr Richard Siddans, Dr Georgina Miles and Dr Barry Latter participate in this Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description Stakeholder workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, April 2016 
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 We held a REDD+ stakeholder workshop chaired by Kenya's national REDD+ coordinator.
The workshop came up with user requirements for better forest monitoring from satellite data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2016-archive/april/satellite-project-will-monitor-kenya2019s-forests-...
 
Description Studies on temperature, humidity, ozone and surface emissivity retrieval and methane retrieval for Eumetsat 
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 These two studies were commissioned by Eumetsat to improve and extend their operational processing of data from the IR spectrometer (IASI) on the MetOp series of satellites. The final presentations were attended by senior Eumetsat personnel. The reports were disseminated to the scientific community. In both cases the studies successfully demonstrated benefits of innovations performed by my group, drawing on R and D performed in NERC NCEO-funded activities. The positive outcome positions our group to further exploit it's IASI retrieval schemes not only to produce multi-year data-sets for scientific exploitation but also to establish a pilot near real time" system for operational users such as ECMWF/CAMS. The studies were conducted by Dr. Richard Siddans, supported by Dr. Daniel Gerber and Dr. Brian Kerridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Supervision and examination of PhD students 
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 Co-supervision or examination by members of RAL Remote Sensing Group improves research links with University groups and also helps to train the next generation of scientists. Dr. Brian Kerridge, Dr. Richard Siddans and Dr. Caroline Poulsen perform these functions. Dr.Kerridge co-supervises a PhD student at U.Reading and examined PhDs at U.Reading, U.Leicester and U.Oxford in the last four years
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description Supervision of MSc, MPhys, summer internships and work experience students 
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 .
Supervision of MSc, MPhys, summer internships and work experience students: introduces them to the potential of satellite observations for environmental research and monitoring and helps to train the next generation of scientists. In a number of cases they have elected to apply for PhDs in this area. Supervision is performed by Dr. Brian Kerridge, Dr. Richard Siddans, Dr. Caroline Poulsen, Dr. Barry Latter, Dr. Georgina Miles, Dr. Gareth Thomas, Dr Matt Christensen and Dr. Diane Knappett
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description TanSat Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press Release about the contributions of University of Leicester and NCEO to Chinese TanSat satellite mission which has just been lauched.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Air We Share 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Air We Share project, run by NCAS, was an outreach program to inform people in Yorkshire of the issues surrounding air quality. This involved three evening events, hosted in pubs, in Leeds, York and Bradford. Several scientists gave talks on their research, targeted at the general public, outlining the state of air quality in Yorkshire. I precipitated in the Leeds event and discussed "Monitoring air quality from space". I discussed how satellites can see pollution from the big Yorkshire power stations and from Bonfire Night.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Model Earth Display at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 
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 Using the NCAS Model Earth display (quiz, video-global, games) to explain planet processes to the general public and children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/summer-science-exhibition/exhibits/a-model...
 
Description UKSA Climate Data from Space Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Barry Latter reported to this Group on a small pilot-project funded by UKSA through the EO4CDS programme enabling good visibility of our group's work to set-up a near real time processing chain for the MetOp satellites to provide data for evaluation by ECMWF in the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service. He was supported by Dr. Brian Kerridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description UnEarthed at Edinburgh 
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 scientists manned a table at the NERC UnEarthed event at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on 17-19 November 2017. NCEO scientists talked about their work, demonstrated some techniques and distributed educational/explanatory material to the general public and visiting school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nceo.ac.uk/article/explore-world-feet-nceo/
 
Description University of Leicester scientists to promote food security in Kenya 
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 Announcement of British Council funded workshop to be held in Kenya.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www2.le.ac.uk.ezproxy4.lib.le.ac.uk/departments/geography/newsevents/food-security-workshop
 
Description contribution of Sentinel2 land images to national space centre exhibit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A new Earth Observation exhibit was established at the National Space Centre, based in Leicester, requiring high resolution images of Leicestershire. I contributed the high-resolution imagery from Sentinel 2 of Leicestershire and the surrounding regions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description hosted a pair of work experience students (Leicester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 2 year-10 pupils worked with the EOS Eumetcast system to learn about using geostationary satellite weather data and what we can learn from the data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description hosted work experience student (Leicester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact During May 2015, a year-10 student visited the Earth Observation Science group and learnt about near-real-time processing with the Eumetcast system. She learnt about different applications of the SEVIRI and IASI instruments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description hosted work experience student (Leicester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Year 10 student visiting the University of Leicester. The student was introduced to Earth Observation Science and introduced to tools to analyse Earth Observation data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description hosted work experience student (Leicester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two year-10 students visited during summer 2015 and learnt about a variety of different areas related to Earth Observation. In particular, as a result of the work one of the students decided that they wanted to follow a career in Earth Observation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description press release "Stunning satellite imagery gives unique view of Leicestershire in all its glory " 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The advent of Sentinel-2 data has led to (free) high-resolution imagery becoming available for a variety of land applications. With the launch of Sentinel 2-B in March 2017, it was timely to look at the local University and surrounding areas and advertise the satellite and its applications from the private sector and explain how we can use the data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2017-archive/january/stunning-satellite-imagery-gives-unique-view-of-...
 
Description supervision of SURE summer student 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Co-supervision of a student via the SURE programme working on new detection and measurement approaches for trace gases within wildfire plumes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/physics/workopps/sure/sure-projects-2017#sure-----an-exploration-o...
 
Description • Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar: The future for policy on biodiversity and natural capital in the UK: priorities, practicalities and targets on 21 April 2016 in London 
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 Discussion event at the Royal Society in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016