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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Title Art Meets Radar 
Description Artistic image submitted for the University of Leicester Images of Research Exhibition. The brief of the exhibition is communicate your research in a single image. Entries can take on different forms - it could be a traditional photo showcasing a research process, a digital photo of data, or a piece of artwork. Pedro's image was also awarded the Judges' Prize Runners-up 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The finalist images are displayed in an exhibition (this year virtual) which is open to the public 
URL https://le.ac.uk/research/images-of-research/pedro-rodriguez-veiga
 
Title The Future starts here 
Description V & A Museum exhibition, attended by over 110K paying members of public. Laser scans of Brazilian Amazon collected as part of this work were displayed on loop in the exhibition - showing how new technology is being used to re-imagine and envisage the environment 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Press coverage, public interest in this work. 
URL https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/the-future-starts-here
 
Title provide Sentinel 2 image to Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust 
Description Sentinel 2 provides a large number of high-resolution images. The Isles of Scilly wildlife trust contacted me about an image of the Isles I put on Twitter and wanted to make a 2mx2m display containing the same image, which I provided them 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Visibility of images produced by EO satellites 
 
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 (such as isoprene) in the atmosphere, new products on the impact of fires (FCC) and Africa-wide products of above ground biomass . Using a range of models and data assimilation methods, we use these EO datasets to investigate key atmosphere-surface processes in the Earth system and to assess and advance components of Earth system models such as the UK land model JULES. 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 ISPP, the Newton fund or the National Space Innovation Program.
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 Climate Change Service 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 such as the Uk?French MicroCarb mission. NCEO scientists are involved in many mission advisory groups from ESA, NASA and others and in new mission proposals jointly with UK space industry and are supporting missions from BRIC countries, eg the Chinese TanSat mission. NCEO scientists are also leading the ESA Biomass mission which has been recognised with the NERC impact award in 2018. 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. NCEO scientist and science is also contributing to major initiatives such as the Global Carbon Project or the good practice protocol for above ground biomass of CEOS. 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 ISPP 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,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Co-lead publication of CEOS Biomass cal/val protocol
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://lpvs.gsfc.nasa.gov/PDF/CEOS_WGCV_LPV_Biomass_Protocol_2021_V1.0.pdf
 
Description Contributed to POST Note "Environmental Earth Observation"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0566
 
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 Contributing with data to the Second Order Draft (SOD) of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2019 Refinement), Volume 4 (AFOLU), Chapter 4 (Forest Land), Table 4.7 (Above-Ground Biomass In Natural Forests).
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description ESA/EU CO2 Task Force
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Improved valuation of urban trees in urban environment planning and policy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Influence on leading practitioners. Kireon Doick, Head of the Urban Forest Research Group, Forest Research said of this work "Urban trees are a very important resource for all those who live in, visit or work in towns and cities, for they provide us with a plethora of health and well-being benefits, and they keep these places cleaner and more attractive. Canopy cover values released last year show that for some areas the abundance of trees is also higher than in the countryside (averaging: 16% (towns) and 10% (pan-England in 2016)).  This means we should expect our urban trees to also be providing us will an important carbon sink, helping to combat the global trend of increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This new work by UCL is a welcome development in advancing this understanding, and I look forward to hearing how the work continues to develop." Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment said of the work: "Camden is really pleased to partner with UCL, based in the borough, in order to unlock the benefits of trees not just for our own residents but for people's benefit round the world."
 
Description Influence on urban forest planning and management leaders and professionals: Sir Harry Studholme, Chair of the Forestry Commission said of this work: "The trees in our cities are important. They matter because they are close to people and are a key component of our urban environment providing beauty, shade and homes for myriad species as well as absorbing carbon and pollutants. The work being carried out at UCL is adding colour and detail to this understanding"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Invited Expert onto the GCOS-TOPC Panel
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description LSTM Mission Advisory Group
Geographic Reach Europe 
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 NCEO Response to the Defra Request for evidence and analysis: Greenhouse Gas (GHG) removals
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Providing input to Friends of the Earth campaign to double tree cover in the UK (see https://friendsoftheearth.uk/trees/dan-snow-investigates)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://friendsoftheearth.uk/trees/tree-just-tree-or-it
 
Description Review CEOS LSI-VC ARD (CARD4L) specifications
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description UK national representative on the GEO Programme Board
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.earthobservations.org/geo_pb.php
 
Description (SEAMLESS) - Services based on Ecosystem data AssiMiLation: Essential Science and Solutions
Amount € 1,499,851 (EUR)
Funding ID 101004032 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description ATBD for CO2M cloud imager
Amount £16,900 (GBP)
Funding ID ESA Con. 4000131499/20/NL/FF/an 
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 06/2020 
End 12/2020
 
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 08/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Aerosol Radiance Assimilation Study
Amount € 49,000 (EUR)
Funding ID ESA Contract 4000120160/17/NL/LvH 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2018 
End 09/2019
 
Description Assessment of the potential use of high resolution Thermal Infra-Red (TIR) bands
Amount € 400,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000120368/17/NL/AF/hh 
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 04/2017 
End 04/2020
 
Description 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 CAMPUS (Combining Autonomous observations and Models for Predicting and Understanding Shelf seas)
Amount £501,040 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R006849/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description 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 09/2017 
End 12/2020
 
Description COPERNICUS SPACE COMPONENT VALIDATION FOR LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE, AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH AND WATER VAPOUR SENTINEL-3 PRODUCTS
Amount € 1,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description 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 08/2015 
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 Climate Change Initiative Biomass
Amount € 1,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 07/2018 
End 07/2021
 
Description Collaboration Agreement
Amount ¥1,345,677 (CNY)
Organisation Ministry of Science and Technology 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 02/2017 
End 04/2019
 
Description Consultancy Project
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Geospatial Insight Limited 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
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 09/2016 
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 United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2018
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service C3S_312b_Lot2
Amount £148,705 (GBP)
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 06/2021
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service Lot 2 Atmospheric Composition 1st 12 months
Amount € 2,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID C3S2_312a Lot 2 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2022
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service Phase 2 - Ozone, Aerosol & GHGs
Amount € 2,740,000 (EUR)
Funding ID Copermicus Climate Change Service - C3S_312b_Lot 2 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 06/2021
 
Description Copernicus Land Cover Supporting Activities 2020-2021
Amount € 136,611 (EUR)
Organisation European Environment Agency 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Denmark
Start 08/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Copernicus Land Monitoring Service, CORINE land cover mapping 2018
Amount € 767,733 (EUR)
Organisation European Environment Agency 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Denmark
Start 08/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description DEFRA AQ
Amount £126,723 (GBP)
Funding ID ecm_55415 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description 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 05/2017 
End 11/2018
 
Description Detection and Attribution of Regional greenhouse gas Emissions in the UK (DARE-UK)
Amount £616,947 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S003819/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2023
 
Description Detection and Attribution of Regional greenhouse gas Emissions in the UK (DARE-UK)
Amount £200,586 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S003746/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2023
 
Description Development of Operational Prototype of GHGWatch
Amount £297,509 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description EO4CDS
Amount £18,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description ESA Biomass CCI
Amount € 1,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description ESA CCI Biomass
Amount € 1,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 05/2018 
End 05/2021
 
Description ESA CCI Land Surface Temperature
Amount € 1,745,720 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000123553/18/I-NB 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2018 
End 10/2021
 
Description ESA CCI 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 CCI+ New R&D on CCI ECVs
Amount € 8,371,016 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description ESA CCI+ Phase I - New R&D on CCI ECVs - Ozone
Amount € 500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description ESA CCI+ Water Vapour - Phase I
Amount € 1,500,000 (EUR)
Funding ID ESA Con. 4000123554/18/I-NB 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description ESA Digital Twin Earth Precursor
Amount € 450,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 08/2020 
End 09/2021
 
Description ESA Earth Observation Envelope Programme - Data User Element (GlobTemperature)
Amount € 332,995 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000xxx/13/I-AM 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 11/2013 
End 12/2017
 
Description ESA ForestScan: New technology for characterising forest structure and biomass at 'Super Sites' for EO cal/val across the tropics
Amount € 500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 02/2021 
End 01/2023
 
Description ESA LSTM End-2-End Mission Performance Simulator (E2ES) Study
Amount € 250,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000125870/18/NL/LF 
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 11/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description ESA Living Planet Fellowship
Amount € 83,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description ESA Living Planet Fellowship
Amount € 98,700 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description ESA Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC)
Amount € 354,466 (EUR)
Funding ID 4000111836/14/I-LG 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 09/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Description ESA 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 05/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description ESA Sentinel-5 Precursor Mission Performance Centre - Operational Phase
Amount € 5,912,000 (EUR)
Funding ID KNMI-2016/2488 CCN2 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Description ESA contract: Sentinel-5 L2 Prototype Processor
Amount € 478,000 (EUR)
Funding ID ESA 4000118463/16/NL/AI, sub-contract ST-ESA-S5L2PP-CON-008 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 05/2017 
End 12/2022
 
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 03/2016 
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 08/2015 
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 03/2017 
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
Amount € 36,000 (EUR)
Funding ID Contract EUM/CO/04/1298/RM PO/4500015247 Rider 3 
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 01/2018 
End 10/2018
 
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 Eumetsat contract: total precipitable water from MetImage
Amount € 141,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2019
 
Description Evaluating Plot-level Remote Sensing Tools to Increase Accuracy and Efficiency fo Fuels Management Approaches
Amount £400,000 (GBP)
Organisation Northern California Institute for Research and Education 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Extension to ESA BIOMASS External Calibration Study
Amount € 75,000 (EUR)
Funding ID ESA ESTEC Contract No. 4000116784/15/NL/CT CCN:1 
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 03/2019 
End 04/2021
 
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 03/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Forest Mind
Amount € 2,172,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2020 
End 07/2022
 
Description Forests 2020
Amount £14,213,343 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description GHGWatch - a multi-sensor approach to Greenhouse Gas Detection,
Amount £226,295 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description 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 05/2015 
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 GRIP Australia EO4 Climate Agritec
Amount £181,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 03/2022
 
Description Global Challenge Fund
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/M007219/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Description Global Challenge Research Fund - STFC External Innovations & 21st Century Challenges
Amount £324,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2021
 
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 09/2015 
End 09/2019
 
Description Grants for exploratory ideas
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Department Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2016 
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 03/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description Ground-Based Observations for validation (GBOV) of Copernicus Global Land Products
Amount € 172,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2017 
End 06/2021
 
Description H2020 (MULTIPLY)
Amount € 519,329 (EUR)
Funding ID 713694 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2020
 
Description H2020 (MULTIPLY)
Amount € 519,329 (EUR)
Funding ID 713694 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2020
 
Description H2020 BACI
Amount € 246,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 640176 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2015 
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 03/2017 
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 09/2014 
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 Methane +
Amount € 500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Microcarb
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 12/2021
 
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 05/2017 
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 03/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description NERC ARF AO
Amount £500 (GBP)
Funding ID D056 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 08/2017
 
Description NERC DTP Summer Student Funding
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
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 NOWMAPS 2 - EU Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) - Monitoring and Forecasting Centre of the North-West European Shelf-Seas (MFC NWS)
Amount € 1,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description NOWMAPS-3
Amount € 3,600,000 (EUR)
Organisation Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2021 
End 12/2022
 
Description Newton Agritech Fund
Amount £166,600 (GBP)
Funding ID 179677333109 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
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 Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Newton China Agritech Pathfinder
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Newton-Fund CSSP-China VEgetation near Real time Detection And moNiToring for China (VERDANT) Project
Amount £221,755 (GBP)
Funding ID P107722 
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description OPTIMA (Optical Data Modelling and Assimilation) - Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) - Service Evolution
Amount € 122,585 (EUR)
Organisation Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description Phenology-based Global Land Cover Mapping
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Kyoto 
Sector Academic/University
Country Japan
Start 03/2016 
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/M001946/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description Research Experience Placement (REP): Summer placement funding for an undergraduate student to investigate Yorkshire air quality
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department School of Earth and Environment
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 08/2018
 
Description Research Experience Placement (REP): Summer placement funding for an undergraduate student to use TROPOMI NO2 data to derive UK NOx emissions
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department School of Earth and Environment
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description 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 SNOWITE
Amount € 200,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2021 
End 06/2022
 
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 Global Challenge
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description STFC Proof of Concept
Amount £96,000 (GBP)
Funding ID POCF1718-07 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2019
 
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 Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description STFC-NSFC "Sentinels of Wheat"
Amount £556,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description Satellites to improve Agri-food systems - FS
Amount £198,473 (GBP)
Funding ID 132350 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description Scientific Service Support for GHG Product Processing and Continuous Cal/Val Requirements Definition using UoL-FP
Amount £501,792 (GBP)
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Sentinel 4 L2 processor development contract change notices (CCNs) 4-12
Amount £179,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 12/2019 
End 12/2022
 
Description Sentinel 4 Level-2 Processor Development
Amount £500,000 (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 Precursor Mission Performance Centre extension CCN8
Amount € 26,647 (EUR)
Funding ID MPC-KNMI-CC-0003-SD-service-level-agreement CCN8 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 09/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description Sentinel 5 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 precursor mission performance centre CCN6
Amount £128,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Department ESRIN
Sector Public
Country Italy
Start 03/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Sentinel-5 Level-2 Prototype Processor Development
Amount € 107,973 (EUR)
Organisation ESA - ESTEC 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 06/2016 
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 03/2016 
End 10/2017
 
Description Sentinel-5p+ Innovation WaterVapour Isotopologue
Amount £99,918 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2019 
End 06/2021
 
Description Short-term postdoctoral fellowships for Research in Japan
Amount ¥3,000,000 (JPY)
Funding ID PE18044 
Organisation Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) 
Sector Public
Country Japan
Start 02/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Simulations for the CO2M mission
Amount £149,663 (GBP)
Funding ID EUM/CO/20/4600002403/RL 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2022
 
Description Space Enabled Monitoring of Illegal Gold Mining
Amount £3,300,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 03/2020
 
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 Standardising Earth Observation approaches to Forest Carbon Stock assessment for Carbon Offset audit and verification
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SPRINT 
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Research England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 03/2021
 
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 05/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Study for Alternative MAP-based CO2 Retrieval Algorithm
Amount € 100,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description TOMOSENSE: Forest measurements in support of ESA airborne cal/val for BIOMASS
Amount € 20,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description TONOEC - Funding to support the research for the coordination and submission of a proposal for a large Horizon Europe grant (TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL4-2022-SPACE-01-41)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description The Global Methane Budget
Amount £178,856 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N015681/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
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 06/2016 
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 03/2017 
End 04/2020
 
Description Tropospheric Ozone and ClimateInteractions in the Satellite Era
Amount € 99,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 03/2021 
End 02/2023
 
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 03/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description extension to BIOMASS Level-2 Implementation Study
Amount € 300,000 (EUR)
Organisation Aresys 
Sector Private
Country Italy
Start 01/2021 
End 06/2023
 
Title Biomass mapping machine learning algorithm implementation in IDEAM Colombia's datacube 
Description A machine learning routine implementation to map biomass nationally (Colombia) using forest inventory data, SAR and optical imagery available at IDEAM's datacube 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Supported by UKSA Forests 2020, the software has been demonstrated to users in the forestry sector in several tropical countries, including Kenya, Brazil and Colombia. The software has been implemented in the Colombia's datacube to make use of IDEAM's Analysis Ready Data infrastructure 
URL https://github.com/OpenDatacubeIDEAM/cdcol/blob/master/algorithms/Biomasa/Biomass_map.py
 
Title Carbon Data Model Framework - CARDAMOM 
Description What is CARDAMOM? CARDAMOM (CARbon DAta MOdel fraMework) is a computer programme that retrieves terrestrial carbon (C) cycle variables by combining C cycle observations with a mass balance model. CARDAMOM produces global dynamic estimates of plant and soil C pools, their exchanges with each other and with the atmosphere, and C cycling variables for processes driving change. A Bayesian method is used to retrieve model parameters that statistically reduce the difference between model outputs and C observations for each model cell. The outcome is a probabilistic assessment of the fluxes, pools and process variables of the C cycle in each cell. Why is it useful? CARDAMOM produces a C cycle analysis consistent with C measurements and climate. It is well suited for using with global-scale satellite observations, for instance aboveground biomass or leaf area index. CARDAMOM produces a confidence interval on all retrieved quantities, so that there is a clear assessment of model-data consistency, and the value of assimilating extra datasets can be quantitatively assessed. Why is it novel? Conventional C cycle estimates rely on prescribed C cycle parameters; CARDAMOM retrieves parameters by combining models with data. The implementation of the CARDAMOM family of C models, (DALEC models), differs from typical model implementations: there is no spin-up for biomass and soil C, and no prescribed plant functional types or C pool steady state. CARDAMOM generates maps of key model parameters as an output, rather than as an input. Rather than being compared to data, the CARDAMOM outputs represent the best fit to all data within each CARDAMOM cell. How does it work? CARDAMOM has several components. First is a C mass balance model, DALEC, that has four vegetation pools and two dead organic matter pools (these pools can be adjusted to test alternate structures). There are around 20 model parameters associated with phenology (plant timing), allocation, residence times, temperature sensitivity and productivity. The second component is a system to arrange and organise spatial data related to forcing (climate, burned area, management) and to observations for assimilation (currently LAI, biomass, soil C). The third component is the Markov Chain Monte Carlo code, that operates on each model grid cell to retrieve model parameter vectors consistent with data. The fourth component is a structure to manage model-data interactions, distribute jobs to parallel computing nodes, retrieve state and process variables from optimized model parameters, and to summarise results for analysis. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We have generated publications, begun international partnerships, and been invited to speak about our research tool. 
 
Title SIAC 
Description The method and associated tool performs atmospheric correction on medium resolution optical satellite data, resulting in a surface reflectance product and associated uncertainty. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This new method for atmospheric correction has become part of the processing chain of the EU JRC Project Sentinel-2 Global Mosaic (2022+ https://s2gm.sentinel-hub.com/node/2). The method has formed the basis of a new approach for atmospheric correction of the proposed ESA TRUTHS mission. 
URL https://github.com/MarcYin/SIAC
 
Title Sentinel-2 processing software in Python 
Description The open-source software PYEO enables users to process large amounts of Sentinel-2 images either on a local computer or on a High-Performance Computing Facility. It includes automatic search, filter and download functionality, atmospheric correction with Sen2Cor from L1C to L2A product level and merging and mosaicking tools. A mapping function will be available soon. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Supported by UKSA Forests 2020, the software has been demonstrated to users in the forestry sector in several tropical countries, including Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. The software will enable users there to upgrade their own satellite data processing systems from Landsat to Sentinel-2, this improving the spatial resolution of forest monitoring from 30 m to 10 m, or a 9-fold improvement. 
URL https://github.com/clcr/pyeo
 
Title Top down method for biomasss burning emissions calculation 
Description We present a novel emissions inventory approach that bypasses the fuel consumption step, directly linking geostationary FRP measures to emission rates of total particulate matter (TPM), via coefficients derived from observations of smoke plume aerosol optical depth (AOD). The approach is fully 'top-down', being based on spaceborne observations alone, is performed at or close to the FRP data's original pixel resolution, and avoids the need to assume or model fuel consumption per unit area prior to the emissions calculation. Rates and totals of trace gas and carbon emission can be inferred from the TPM fluxes, and in combination with satellite burned area (BA) products the approach provides an innovative top down approach to mapping fuel consumption per unit area (kg·m- 2) as a last step in the calculation. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The method can convert satellite measurements of fire radiative power direct into estimates of atmospheric emissions, bypassing the current assumptions that limit the independence of some other FRP-based techniques. 
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0034425717305886?via%3Dihub
 
Title 3-hourly Model CO2 concentrations for 2009-2017. 
Description The model simulation was forced posterior CO2 fluxes, inferred from in-situ surface CO2 data using an Ensemble Kalman Filter. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact It has been used in validation of OCO-2 XCO2 retrievals. 
URL http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk:/~lfeng
 
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 Colombia 
Description Above-ground biomass map for Colombia at 30m spatial resolution for the year 2015-2016 using a combination of SAR and optical imagery. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The biomass map was developed in collaboration with IDEAM Colombia and will be the official map for the country. It is being used used for reporting purposes with the government of Norway, and for restoration opportunity mapping 
 
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 Biomass map of Cerrado vegetation in Rio Vermelho, Brazil 
Description Aboveground Biomass map of Cerrado vegetation in Rio Vermelho, Brazil. Output of the Forests 2020 project. The data input consisted of in-situ plots, LiDAR airborne data, optical and SAR dataset. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We partnered with IPAM and several other Brazilian organisations to develop the methods to map cerrado biomass and its associated uncertainty using remote sensing data. The methods are also being used to map the whole cerrado biome in Brazil. 
 
Title Aboveground Biomass map of the Cerrado Biome in Brazil 
Description Aboveground Biomass map of the Cerrado Biome in Brazil. The data input consisted of in-situ plots, optical and SAR datasets. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We partnered with IPAM and several other Brazilian organisations to develop the methods to map cerrado biomass and its associated uncertainty using remote sensing data in a Rio Vermelho. The methods from that experience were used here to map the whole Cerrado Biome in Brazil. This is the first time the Cerrado vegetation has been mapped with such accuracy and spatial resolution. 
 
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 CO2 flux inferred from OCO-2 XCO2 retrievals 
Description 2014-2017 surface CO2 fluxes inferred from OCO-2 XCO2 retrievals using an Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data base has been used to study emissions from tropical regions by research groups. 
URL http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk:/~lfeng
 
Title EDGAR v5.0 emissions inventory speciated for the MOZART chemical mechanism 
Description Emission inventories need to be adapted to be used in chemical transport models (CTMs). They usually need ad-hoc preprocessing based on the chemical mechanism used in the CTM, including speciation of non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs). Here we provide monthly EDGAR v5.0 global air pollutant emissions for the year 2015, speciated for the MOZART chemical mechanism. The dataset is also ready to use in WRF-Chem atmospheric model with MOZART-MOSAIC options. Emission files are provided as individual NetCDF files for each pollutant containing anthropogenic sector emissions as individual variables. In the folder you will find: edgarv5_MOZART_data.tar.gz: EDGAR v5.0 monthly emissions for the year 2015 (NetCDFformat), speciated for MOZART chemical mechanism. Both total and individual sector emissions are included in each file. edgarv5_MOZART_MOSAIC.inp: Input file for anthroemiss preprocessing tool for MOZART-MOSAIC options in WRF-Chem. technical_note_EDGARv5_MOZART.pdf : documentation. These files are also ready-to be used in WRF-Chem anthro-emiss preprocessing tool with the MOZART-MOSAIC options. Accompanying code for preparing the dataset can be found at repository: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6145846 For more detail, please refer to the technical documentation (technical_note_EDGARv5_MOZART.pdf). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset contains emissions from EDGAR v5.0 that we have reprocessed for compatibility with the MOZART chemical mechanism and the WRF-Chem chemical transport model. It is currently being used to evaluate air quality over India. 
URL https://zenodo.org/record/6130621
 
Title 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 and land cover change maps/alerts for window areas in Colombia, Mexico, Kenya, and Indonesia 
Description Forest and land cover change maps, as well as deforestation alerts for window areas in Colombia, Mexico, Kenya, and Indonesia. Outputs Forests 2020 project 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Forest and land cover change maps, as well as deforestation alerts are used by the partner organisations for reporting issues and early warning 
 
Title Forest dynamics Kenya 2014-2017 
Description Map of stable and change cover classes in Kenya (stable forest, stable other vegetation, stable other land, stable water, forest loss) in the 2014-2017 period. This map was obtained from supervised classification of Landsat 8 TM data. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This database was developed as a contribution to the NCEO National Capability Official Development Assistance programme. Specifically, is part of Workpackage 2 (Forest carbon stocks and fluxes from deforestation and degradation in East Africa) 
 
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 GOSAT solar induced fluorescence for the time period 2009-2018 
Description GOSAT solar induced fluorescence for the time period 2009-2018 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset has been used by a number of publications. 
 
Title Global Gas Flaring Database 
Description A global database of gas flaring activity in terms of total radiant heat output derived from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer time series. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Longest term assessment of gas flaring activity generated using the database. 
 
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 Python for Earth Observation (PYEO) library 
Description Python for Earth Observation processing chain This is designed to provide a set of portable, extensible and modular Python scripts for earth observation and machine learning, including downloading, preprocessing, creation of base layers and classification. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The open source library is used by our partners in the Forests 2020 project (they have received specific capacity development in this area) for processing Sentinel 2 imagery and produce forest/land cover change maps. It is also used by our students and research community in general. 
URL https://github.com/clcr/pyeo
 
Title RAL IASI version 1 methane 
Description Version 1 of RAL's multi-year, global, height-resolved methane data set retrieved from IASI on MetOp-A. The data set comprises methane profiles and column-average mixing rations along with co-retrieved geophysical variables (surface temperature, water vapour and HDO) together with error covariance matrices and vertical averaging kernels. The retrieval scheme adopted ECMWF ERA-Interim atmospheric temperature distributions and, as a priori information, also surface temperature and humidity distributions, and the U.Wisconsin data base for surface spectral emissivity. An effective cloud fraction and cloud-top pressure were co-retrieved by exploiting N2O lines in the same spectral band (7.9 micron) as methane, on the basis that the N2O distribution could be specified accurately. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The retrieval scheme used to produce this Version 1 data set has subsequently been improved by adopting atmospheric temperature, surface temperature, humidity and surface spectral emissivity which have been pre-retrieved from IASI jointly with co-located observations by the microwave sounders AMSU and MHS on MetOp. This improved version of the methane scheme, together with the MetOp pre-retrieval scheme, have been used to produce a data set sampled globally 2007-17 one day per month, and has also implemented in a pilot near-real time data processing system at RAL. 
 
Title RAL Version 1 IMS data set 
Description This Version 1 multi-year, global data set produced with RAL's Infrared and Microwave Sounding (IMS) scheme comprises surface temperature, atmospheric temperature, humidity and ozone profiles, surface spectral emissivity and effective cloud fraction and cloud-top pressure retrieved jointly from IASI, AMSU and MHS on MetOp. The data set also includes covariance matrices and vertical averaging kernels. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The IMS Version 1 height-resolved water vapour data are contributing to the ESA Climate Change Initiative. Through use of IMS Version 1 met data in place of ECMWF ERA-Interim data (lower resolution), the accuracy of RAL's IAS methane retrieval scheme has been improved. The Version 1 scheme has been implemented in a pilot near-real time processing chain. The Version 1 IMS scheme has subsequently been extended to shorter wavelengths and developed further to cover trace gases CO, ammonia, methanol, SO2 and HNO3 together with dust and sulphuric acid aerosol. 
 
Title Reanalysis and regionalization of the biogeochemistry of the Mediterranean Sea (1998-2014) 
Description We assimilated ocean-colour phytoplankton functional types into a three dimensional physical-biogeochemical model of the Mediterranean Sea, in a reanalysis spanning 1998-2014. Daily and/or monthly outputs were collected in a database (NETCDF files) that is freely available on request to Stefano Ciavatta 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The post-processing of the database led to a novel definition of ecoregions in the Mediterranean Sea, based on the spatial distribution of the phytoplankton community structure and related carbon fluxes. The main purpose of such regionalization is to support Blue Growth in the Mediterranean Sea, and to test analysis tecniques that can be applied in the context of the North West European Shelf-Seas. These findings are the object of a manuscript submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, by Ciavatta et al. 
 
Title STFC RAL methane retrievals from IASI on board MetOp-A, version 2.0 
Description This Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) methane dataset contains height-resolved and column-averaged volume mixing ratios of atmospheric methane (CH4). It also includes column-averaged water vapour (H2O), a scale factor for the HDO (water vapour isotopologue) volume mixing ratio profile, surface temperature, effective cloud fraction, effective cloud-top pressure and scale factors for two systematic residual spectra which are jointly retrieved from the spectral range 1232.25-1290.00 cm-1 by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) IASI optimal estimation methane retrieval scheme. The dataset additionally contains selected a priori values and uncertainties adopted in the optimal estimation scheme and retrieval output diagnostics such as the retrieval cost and the averaging kernels. This work was funded by the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) under the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) with additional funding from EUMETSAT. Data were produced by the United Kingdom Research and Innnovation (UKRI) Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Remote Sensing Group (RSG) at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). This is version 2.0 of the dataset. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This v2 data set is being exploited and extended in research studies funded by NERC-NCEO and ESA 
URL https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/f717a8ea622f495397f4e76f777349d1
 
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 ALOS L-band SAR data to improve country-level carbon reporting in the forest sector 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developing countries would benefit greatly from having robust, spatially explicit estimates of forest above-ground biomass (AGB) to help them in reporting changes in their carbon stocks. This project seeks to develop and test methods to estimate stocks and changes in AGB using ALOS-1, ALOS-2 and ALOS-4 observations in Mozambique (Southern Africa). Currently, L-band SAR satellite observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~15 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and ALOS-4 will further extend this critical archive. Therefore, a systematic assessment of forest AGB stocks and changes now becomes possible, paving the way for the P-band SAR data from the ESA BIOMASS mission, which launches in 2023. This project builds upon previous research studies led by the University of Sheffield undertaken in the framework of the Kyoto and Carbon Initiative in phases 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Collaborator Contribution NA
Impact This project will develop and test methods at selected sites in Mozambique where reference observations are available and apply them to the full extent of the ALOS-1, ALOS-2 and potentially ALOS-4 imagery covering Mozambique to generate maps of forest AGB change. Particularly valuable would be the provision of time series of ALOS-4 fully-polarimetric acquisitions in interferometric mode, since such data will be routinely produced by the ESA BIOMASS mission (Quegan et al. 2019) and should allow development of a whole new range of methods to retrieve AGB and AGB change. We expect these methods to provide improved estimates of forest AGB and change in tropical dry forests, where AGB density is usually lower than the saturation value of L-band SAR observations. These activities must be considered in a broader perspective where L-band data are one of multiple Earth Observation streams that can be exploited to measure forest AGB and change. The results will also inform the acquisition strategy of future SAR missions, which, unlike past and current missions, have an explicit target of mapping and monitoring forest AGB (NISAR, TanDEM-L, BIOMASS).
Start Year 2022
 
Description ALOS L-band SAR data to improve country-level carbon reporting in the forest sector 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developing countries would benefit greatly from having robust, spatially explicit estimates of forest above-ground biomass (AGB) to help them in reporting changes in their carbon stocks. This project seeks to develop and test methods to estimate stocks and changes in AGB using ALOS-1, ALOS-2 and ALOS-4 observations in Mozambique (Southern Africa). Currently, L-band SAR satellite observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~15 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and ALOS-4 will further extend this critical archive. Therefore, a systematic assessment of forest AGB stocks and changes now becomes possible, paving the way for the P-band SAR data from the ESA BIOMASS mission, which launches in 2023. This project builds upon previous research studies led by the University of Sheffield undertaken in the framework of the Kyoto and Carbon Initiative in phases 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Collaborator Contribution NA
Impact This project will develop and test methods at selected sites in Mozambique where reference observations are available and apply them to the full extent of the ALOS-1, ALOS-2 and potentially ALOS-4 imagery covering Mozambique to generate maps of forest AGB change. Particularly valuable would be the provision of time series of ALOS-4 fully-polarimetric acquisitions in interferometric mode, since such data will be routinely produced by the ESA BIOMASS mission (Quegan et al. 2019) and should allow development of a whole new range of methods to retrieve AGB and AGB change. We expect these methods to provide improved estimates of forest AGB and change in tropical dry forests, where AGB density is usually lower than the saturation value of L-band SAR observations. These activities must be considered in a broader perspective where L-band data are one of multiple Earth Observation streams that can be exploited to measure forest AGB and change. The results will also inform the acquisition strategy of future SAR missions, which, unlike past and current missions, have an explicit target of mapping and monitoring forest AGB (NISAR, TanDEM-L, BIOMASS).
Start Year 2022
 
Description 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 Chair of the NPOP Marine Data Assimilation WG 
Organisation National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Leadership of UK marine data assimilation application in operational framework; Scientific discussion; Oral presentation at the 3rd NPOP/NCOF Data Assimilation Workshop (University of Reading, 26/10/2015)
Collaborator Contribution Scientific discussion; Workshop organization
Impact Oral presentation at the 3rd NPOP/NCOF Data Assimilation Workshop (University of Reading, 26/10/2015)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration 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 Collaboration with IDEAM (Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies, Gov. of Colombia) 
Organisation Government of Colombia
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of algorithms for wide area (national level) biomass mapping in Colombia, support in the development of plot level allometries to estimate biomass, and capacity building of IDEAM staff.
Collaborator Contribution Sharing of forest inventory data to carry out the activities, development of plot level allometric models, and support capacity building activities.
Impact We have developed a machine learning routine to map biomass nationally using forest inventory data, SAR and optical imagery. The algorithm has been implemented in Colombia's data cube. We are also drafting a MoU to continue our collaboration in the future
Start Year 2020
 
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
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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 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 National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Department Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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 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 National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Country France 
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 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
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 Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
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 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 Biomass CCI+ 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval
Collaborator Contribution Aberystwyth University leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites.
Impact Global biomass dataset requirements from climate and carbon modeling, ecology, geography, resource assessment, climate policy and other user families. Global Aboveground Biomass map at 100 m spatial resolution
Start Year 2018
 
Description ESA Biomass CCI+ 
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
Collaborator Contribution Aberystwyth University leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites.
Impact Global biomass dataset requirements from climate and carbon modeling, ecology, geography, resource assessment, climate policy and other user families. Global Aboveground Biomass map at 100 m spatial resolution
Start Year 2018
 
Description ESA Biomass CCI+ 
Organisation Gamma Remote Sensing
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval
Collaborator Contribution Aberystwyth University leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites.
Impact Global biomass dataset requirements from climate and carbon modeling, ecology, geography, resource assessment, climate policy and other user families. Global Aboveground Biomass map at 100 m spatial resolution
Start Year 2018
 
Description ESA Biomass CCI+ 
Organisation International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval
Collaborator Contribution Aberystwyth University leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites.
Impact Global biomass dataset requirements from climate and carbon modeling, ecology, geography, resource assessment, climate policy and other user families. Global Aboveground Biomass map at 100 m spatial resolution
Start Year 2018
 
Description ESA Biomass CCI+ 
Organisation Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval
Collaborator Contribution Aberystwyth University leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites.
Impact Global biomass dataset requirements from climate and carbon modeling, ecology, geography, resource assessment, climate policy and other user families. Global Aboveground Biomass map at 100 m spatial resolution
Start Year 2018
 
Description ESA Biomass CCI+ 
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
Collaborator Contribution Aberystwyth University leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites.
Impact Global biomass dataset requirements from climate and carbon modeling, ecology, geography, resource assessment, climate policy and other user families. Global Aboveground Biomass map at 100 m spatial resolution
Start Year 2018
 
Description ESA Biomass CCI+ 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval
Collaborator Contribution Aberystwyth University leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites.
Impact Global biomass dataset requirements from climate and carbon modeling, ecology, geography, resource assessment, climate policy and other user families. Global Aboveground Biomass map at 100 m spatial resolution
Start Year 2018
 
Description ESA Biomass CCI+ 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval
Collaborator Contribution Aberystwyth University leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites.
Impact Global biomass dataset requirements from climate and carbon modeling, ecology, geography, resource assessment, climate policy and other user families. Global Aboveground Biomass map at 100 m spatial resolution
Start Year 2018
 
Description ESA Biomass CCI+ 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval
Collaborator Contribution Aberystwyth University leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites.
Impact Global biomass dataset requirements from climate and carbon modeling, ecology, geography, resource assessment, climate policy and other user families. Global Aboveground Biomass map at 100 m spatial resolution
Start Year 2018
 
Description ESA Biomass CCI+ 
Organisation University of Toulouse
Department Laboratory Evolution and Biological Diversity
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval
Collaborator Contribution Aberystwyth University leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites.
Impact Global biomass dataset requirements from climate and carbon modeling, ecology, geography, resource assessment, climate policy and other user families. Global Aboveground Biomass map at 100 m spatial resolution
Start Year 2018
 
Description ESA Biomass CCI+ 
Organisation Wageningen University & Research
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating in the development of global and regional algorithms for aboveground biomass retrieval
Collaborator Contribution Aberystwyth University leads the partnership. Other partners contribute in algorithm development or data inputs at global and regional sites.
Impact Global biomass dataset requirements from climate and carbon modeling, ecology, geography, resource assessment, climate policy and other user families. Global Aboveground Biomass map at 100 m spatial resolution
Start Year 2018
 
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 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 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 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 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 Estimating forest above-ground biomass change in East Africa from L-band SAR data 
Organisation Gamma Remote Sensing
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Collaborator Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Impact NA
Start Year 2019
 
Description Estimating forest above-ground biomass change in East Africa from L-band SAR data 
Organisation Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Collaborator Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Impact NA
Start Year 2019
 
Description Estimating forest above-ground biomass change in East Africa from L-band SAR data 
Organisation Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Country Norway 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Collaborator Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Impact NA
Start Year 2019
 
Description Estimating forest above-ground biomass change in East Africa from L-band SAR data 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Collaborator Contribution To develop and test methods to estimate changes in forest above-ground biomass (AGB) using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 observations across the dry tropical forests of East Africa. Currently, spaceborne L-band SAR observations are the most sensitive to forest structural properties. JAXA ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 global observations now cover a period of ~10 years (ALOS-1: 2006-2011, ALOS-2: 2014-present) and, therefore, an assessment of forest AGB change at a decadal level now becomes possible.
Impact NA
Start Year 2019
 
Description Field Spectroscopy Facility Edinburgh 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department School of Geosciences Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are collaborating with the FSF Edinburgh on testing and setting up of a set of new instruments (Bruker em27Sun spectrometers) and in the development of the retrieval procedures
Collaborator Contribution FSF Edinburgh provide access and support for field spectroscopy instruments. In this collaboration this is focussed to new EM27SUN instruments in addition to Max-Does and Aeronet sensors that will be used in support of DARE-UK in London .
Impact No outcomes yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description 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 GODAE DA-TT 
Organisation Data Assimilation Task Team (DA-TT)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific discussion
Collaborator Contribution Scientific discussion
Impact Scientific discussion
Start Year 2015
 
Description GODAE MEAP-TT 
Organisation Marine Ecosystem And Prediction Task Team (MEAP-TT)
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific discussion on marine modelling/data assimilation; Oral presentation on data assimilation, through skype, at the "MEOPAR/ GOV Marine Ecosystem Analysis and Prediction Workshop", Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 23-24 June 2015
Collaborator Contribution Scientific discussion on marine modelling/data assimilation
Impact Oral presentation on data assimilation, through skype, at the "MEOPAR/ GOV Marine Ecosystem Analysis and Prediction Workshop", Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 23-24 June 2015
Start Year 2015
 
Description 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 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 Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
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 National Forestry Commission of Mexico
Country Mexico 
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 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 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 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
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 Wageningen University & Research
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 Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Mathematical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation University of Bern
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description H2020 EUSTACE Project 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work Package Leader on Validation and Intercomparison Provision of satellite Land Surface Temperature data and associated uncertainties from the MODIS instruments
Collaborator Contribution Project Leadership Building relationships between surface temperature and air temperature
Impact Production of MODIS Land Surface Temperature Product to be added to the UK CEDA Archive for use by the wider science community
Start Year 2015
 
Description 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 Informing environmental change for Kenyan county development plans: hot-spot analyses using earth observation and community mapping 
Organisation Maasai Mara University
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution John Remedios, Luke Smallman and Heiko Balzter visited Maasai Mara University in Kenya in February 2019 and agreed a new collaboration with NCEO. Our contribution will be the provision of Earth Observation datasets that can be useful for county councils in the region.
Collaborator Contribution Maasai Mara University contributes the local work with county council administrations and the Kenya Data Cube to facilitate the uptake and impact from the satellite EO data.
Impact One in-country visit. Disciplines involved include socio-economic studies and physical sciences.
Start Year 2019
 
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 Estellus
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA)
Country Portugal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Setup and Coordination of this International Working Group Leading the effort to reclassify Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Production of community-wide protocols and formats: Validation Protocol; Harmonised Data Format; Common Terminology Organisation of International Meetings of the Working Group
Collaborator Contribution Setup and population of the ILSTE Website Contributions to the effort to reclassify LST as an ECV Contributions to the community protocols and data formats
Impact Direct influence on the decision by GCOS to add LST as an ECV in the next Implementation Plan of 2016 Community-wide established LST Validation Protocol, Harmonised Data Format for LST, and Common Terminology
Start Year 2014
 
Description 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 Mercator Ocean International Science Board 
Organisation Mercator Océan
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I provide expertise on marine ecosystem modelling and data assimilation to revise and plan the science strategy of Mercator Ocean International (MOI)
Collaborator Contribution Being in the MOI Science Board puts me in a strategic position to steer R&D and funding.
Impact - Review report on the MOI activity in 2020-2021
Start Year 2020
 
Description Met Office PhD Case Partner 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
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
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
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 United Kingdom 
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