NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service

Lead Research Organisation: National Centre for Earth Observation

Abstract

NEODAAS is funded by NERC and managed by NCEO to support UK research scientists with remote sensing data and information. It has the capability to automatically receive, archive, process and map global data from multiple polar-orbiting sensors in near-real time, including MERIS, MODIS, SeaWiFS and AVHRR, allowing the support of global studies. NEODAAS also receives and procesess data from multiple geostationary satellites and their instruments including SEVIRI, VISSR, GOES and MTSAT.

Publications

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Adhikari P (2017) Unusual lightning electric field waveforms observed in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Uppsala, Sweden in Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics

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Aryal D (2018) Pre-Monsoon Thunderstorms in Nepal in International journal of Rural Development, Environment and Health Research

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Basedow SL (2019) Remote sensing of zooplankton swarms. in Scientific reports

 
Description The key finding from the activities of NEODAAS are the publications deriving from NEODAAS support.

MARINE & TERRESTRIAL FRESHWATER
The examples below are for the marine and terrestrial freshwater science sectors and EXCLUDE any NEODAAS work in support of NERC grants, since we believe this would be reported by the grant-holder. Hence, the key findings below represent work done through "direct access" to the facility.

NEODAAS data were used in a preliminary attempt to find a water quality algorithms that can be applied to NASA MODIS data in a variety of lakes in Europe.

NEODAAS sea-surface temperature (SST) and net primary production data were used as environmental data to investigate sexual segregation in gannets. It was found that sexual segregation is driven largely by habitat segregation between mixed and stratified waters, which in turn results in sex-specific foraging behaviour and dive depths.

NEODAAS SST data were used for the Irish Sea as a factor impacting the temporal and spatial variation in size at maturity of the common whelk, one of the most important shellfish fisheries for the United Kingdom. Likewise, NEODAAS provided modelled sea-bed temperature data and surface chl-a data as environmental parameters used in a study to investigate the relative impact of scallop dredging on habitats at the scale of the king scallop fishery in the English Channel, by comparing epifaunal species diversity, composition, and biomass at sites subjected to varying levels of dredge fishing, while accounting for variation in environmental parameters between sites.

In situ data on partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) were used to construct multiple linear regressions between pCO2 and air-se CO2 fluxes and environmental variables (including NEODAAS data). These were then applied to long time series of NEODAAS SST and chl-a data to investigate inter-annual variability resulting in significant differences in the intensity and/or direction of annual fluxes.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
The examples below are for the atmospheric science sector and EXCLUDE any NEODAAS work in support of NERC grants, since we are told that this should be reported by the grant-holder. Hence, the key findings below represent work done through "direct access" to the facility only.

NEODAAS data supported a project that demonstrated the use of cluster analysis for airstream classification. The particular case used was an extratropical cyclone (Friedhelm, 2011), but the method can also be applied to other situations. NEODAAS imagery was used to identify the development of airstreams and front locations in the system. Also linked to extratropical cyclones was a study of the 'St Jude's Day' windstorm (2013) as it travelled across southern England. This showed how evaporating showers played a role in transferring sting-jet wind momentum to the surface. It was also noted that infrared satellite imagery can indicate where these processes may occur as illustrated by NEODAAS imagery of the event.
Our data supported a study of subtropical cyclones (STCs) in the NE Atlantic that aimed to identify common features and assist forecasting. These were found to be a special case of N Atlantic STC with similarities to extratropical cyclones and tending to resemble those in the S Atlantic, whereas NW Atlantic STCs are more similar to tropical cyclones. NEODAAS image sequences were used in a detailed analysis of a particular STC case to better interpret the general results.
NEODAAS data were again used in studies of high-latitude severe weather, such as polar lows. One of these looked at the Barents Sea during winter. The results suggested that marine cold air outbreaks are the most important factor in the region for extreme winds on a small spatial scale, and this information may be used to supplement model data and improve forecasts. Another supported paper presented a 14-winter climatology (1995-2009) of Nordic and Barents seas polar lows, based for the first time on passive microwave satellite data. Among the findings, the 637 events identified was greater than for earlier studies using infrared imagery, showing that microwave data provide an opportunity to detect these systems when they are masked by higher level clouds. NEODAAS AVHRR imagery was used to check for cloud signatures for each detected polar low. In a separate study, another 14-winter (1999-2013) climatic analysis of polar lows was carried out for the Nordic Seas to determine their tracks and attributes, such as duration and lifespan. This was based on NEODAAS AVHRR imagery which was used to track all of the systems. The results confirmed those of previous short-duration/smaller-region studies and also increased knowledge of polar lows in the region.
Exploitation Route Many others are possible through further applications to the facility.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment

 
Description NEODAAS creates impact through the activities of its users both academic and through the Pathways to Impact plans for NERC-grant supported work. Academic impact is demonstrated by the ~370 peer-reviewed papers supported since 2010 including support for a cruise used in a Nature paper and a series of cruises used in a Nature Communications paper, both published in 2015. Cumulative impact factors from NEODAAS-supported papers have grown significantly over the review period, for example ~230 in 2015. Economic and societal benefits: NEODAAS data have been used in the proposition and selection of marine protected areas (MPAs), also on the observation and understanding of harmful algal blooms of threat to the aquaculture industry and under investigation in a joint NERC/BBSRC programme. Data are used in support of research into hazardous weather, such as severe dust storms that resulted in respiratory difficulties and transport disruption and in NERC's Storm Risk Mitigation/DIAMET project; into flooding in Europeand into other natural hazards e.g. "Quantifying the uncertainty in natural hazard forecasts", 2012-2016, funded through NERC PURE (Probability, Uncertainty and Risk in the Environment) research programme, grant NE/J017221/1. NEODAAS provides data (via online access and commercial data sales) to overseas institutes, companies (with >180 active commercial users in 14/15) and others that support operational activities. Examples include NRT imagery for charting sea ice around Greenland / Iceland and monitoring volcanic activity (Danish Met. Inst. and U. Iceland), wildfire alerts covering Europe (by CSIR, South Africa), weather and forecast information produced by operations support staff (e.g. for UK MoD, UKMO, Brazilian Air Force and Airbus Flight Test) and free on-line weather services (e.g. Weather Underground, USA). NEODAAS data impact examples are given in the annual reports and on the web site.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description MCCIP Report Card 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) was created in 2005 to act as a coordinating framework for the UK, providing marine climate change impacts evidence to decision makers. MCCIP report cards provide regular updates on the current state of scientific understanding in a clear and concise manner. Over the past 10 years many leading marine scientists have contributed to MCCIP report cards, covering a wide range of topics related to changes in the climate of the marine environment and impacts of these changes on marine biodiversity and society. This report card summarises over 10 years of reporting on marine climate change impacts in the UK, examining how understanding has evolved since the first MCCIP report card was published in 2006. It reports on key lessons learned working at the science-policy interface, ensuring marine climate science continues to be provided to end-users to inform policy and management. [An image within the report card was provided by NEODAAS]
URL http://www.mccip.org.uk/media/1770/mccip-report-card-2017-final-artwork-spreads.pdf
 
Description H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2 DANUBIUS PP
Amount € 4,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 739562 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2019
 
Description NERC Innovation
Amount £153,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R014965/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 06/2020
 
Title Global ocean colour data set 
Description AS a result of the ESA CCI project a reanalysis of merged SeaWiFS, MODIS and MERIS ocean colour data has been produced 1997-2012. This was updated in 2015 to a version 2 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data have been used in other research activties 
URL http://www.oceancolour.org
 
Title Orbview-2 SeaWiFS satellite data delivered to NASA 
Description Over 4000 unique SeaWiFS datasets were delivered to NASA for inclusion in its global archive of high resolution, local area coverage data. These were received at Dundee from the Orbview-2 satellite between 2004 and 2010. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact SeaWiFS provided high quality ocean colour data and the NEODAAS datasets are now available to international users via NASA's Ocean Biology Processing Group as well as to the NERC community. 
URL http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov
 
Title Real time data delivered to CSIR, South Africa for European wildfire alerts 
Description NEODAAS Dundee delivers near-real time fire information to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa to support its AFIS wildfire alert platform. The information is derived from Terra/Aqua-MODIS and NPP-VIIRS satellite data we receive at Dundee and provides the AFIS platform with coverage of Europe. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Hundreds of fire managers across Europe now use the service for early detection and response to wildfires to help minimise environmental and economic impacts on e.g. national parks and forestry. 
URL http://southernafrica.afis.co.za/
 
Description ESA Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) R&D project 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Department RAL Space
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Objectives of the project were to review and develop channel models, data and tools for the design of High-Capacity Flexible Broadband Satellite Systems operating (Q/V and Ka Band) with focus on future systems at Q/V Band. Tasks - 1. State-of-the-art review, preliminary design of software tool and a review of planned satellite experiments at Q/V band. 2. Improve/develop propagation models, model uncertainty of predictions and implement in software, develop optimisation algorithms, final design of software tool. 3. Implement design tool, description of algorithms for telecom campaigns and final reporting
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact The project was completed in 2016 with a final report and presentation. It may lead to other related collaboration activity with the same partner.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ESA Long Term Data Preservation (LTDP) Programme 
Organisation University of Bern
Department Institute of Geography
PI Contribution NEODAAS Dundee was invited to participate in ESA's Long Term Data Preservation (LTDP) Programme. The programme aims to consolidate Earth Observation satellite data sets from the major AVHRR archives of ESA, University of Bern and Dundee and use these to produce a coherent and complete European master data set. The resulting data set has been identified as an important resource needed for Essential Climate Variables and Climate Change Initiative projects. So far, over AVHRR 10,000 recordings covering the years 1981-1988 have been requested from Dundee. These have been extracted from the archive and delivered to University of Bern in Level 0 format.
Collaborator Contribution University of Bern are undertaking ingest and consolidation of data from the various providers. The AVHRR European Master Data Set will then be generated in Level 0, 1A and 1B formats and will made available for end end users to access through ESA EO data systems. Dundee will receive copies of the complete data set in each format for direct distribution to its own user community.
Impact Ongoing - the resulting output data set is needed for Essential Climate Variables and Climate Change Initiative projects.
Start Year 2017
 
Title Geostationary Satellite Animation Viewer 
Description The Geostationary Satellite Animation Viewer is a flexible software tool for creating animations from geostationary satellite images through the NEODAAS Dundee website. These may be created for any date range and may be played automatically or manually controlled to allow backwards and forwards animation through image sequences. Multi-channel animations are possible allowing the switching of spectral bands during playing. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact All registered users of the NEODAAS Dundee website now have use of the facilities provided by this new tool. Animations ranging from a single day to months can be easily created from the extensive archive of geostationary satellite images available at Dundee allowing the user to quickly study features of interest. A downloader tool is also provided to allow the images from any animation to be downloaded with ease. 
URL http://www.sat.dundee.ac.uk/animation-viewer-guide.html
 
Title Global 1km-resolution ocean colour data 
Description NEODAAS has developed the capability to map satellite ocean colour data at 1km resolution on a global scale. Previously it has been necessary either to degrade the resolution (unavoidably losing some data) or to map only much smaller areas. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Although computationally intensive for a single processing job, mapping products globally in this way permits efficiencies of scale both in terms of the total amount of processing required and in terms of the complexity of the infrastructure required to support it. This should significantly simplify operations at NEODAAS, increasing reliability and available staff time. 
 
Title NEODAAS bulk data downloader 
Description This software is an update to the NEODAAS website to permit users to search through available data and download large amounts (up to one month's worth) in one go. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Previously users could download only a single data file at a time, which was a problem if the user was interested in long time periods. We anticipate that this should make NEODAAS data useful to a much wider range of users, though it may take time for this to be realised since it will take a while for potential users to become aware of the opportunity 
URL https://www.neodaas.ac.uk/bulk/
 
Title Oceansat-2 satellite data pre-processing 
Description NEODAAS Dundee has developed software to pre-process raw ocean colour data received from India's Oceansat-2 satellite. This will enable the facility to receive these data in raw form using any of its antennas without the need to purchase ISRO proprietary hardware and without the significant operational limitation of being restricted to using only one antenna. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact As a result of this development NEODAAS Dundee successfully demonstrated capability to receive from Oceansat-2 and an agreement was then concluded with ISRO to purchase proprietary higher-level processing software and data reception/distribution rights. 
 
Description Astronomical Society of Glasgow visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In June 2016, a group of more than 20 amateur astronomers from the Astronomical Society of Glasgow visited NEODAAS Dundee to be given a tour of the facility, including description and demonstration of our operations. The visitors were very engaged and feedback was very positive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Birling Gap Haze - BBC Radio Sussex interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following national news regarding the "toxic haze" at Birling Gap in Sussex on 2017-08-27, NEODAAS released a related satellite image. Ben Taylor was interviewed about it twice on BBC Radio Sussex. NEODAAS was contacted afterwards by interested members of the public for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Birling Gap Haze - Daily Mail Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following national news regarding the "toxic haze" at Birling Gap in Sussex on 2017-09-27, NEODAAS released a related satellite image. NEODAAS was contacted by the Daily Mail for more information, following which they ran an article online. NEODAAS was contacted afterwards by interested members of the public for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4836018/Experts-probing-Beachy-Head-gas-scour-satellite-imag...
 
Description Birling Gap Haze - Daily Mirror 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following national news regarding the "toxic haze" at Birling Gap in Sussex on 2017-09-27, NEODAAS released a related satellite image. The Daily Mirror contacted NEODAAS for more information and ran a related article online. NEODAAS was contacted afterwards by interested members of the public for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/experts-scour-images-taken-space-11078212
 
Description Birling Gap Haze - The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following national news regarding the "toxic haze" at Birling Gap in Sussex on 2017-08-27, NEODAAS released a related satellite image. The Guardian newspaper ran two articles online, one of which appeared in print on 2017-09-02. NEODAAS was contacted afterwards by interested members of the public for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/29/investigators-believe-toxic-cloud-on-sussex-coas...
 
Description Birling Gap Haze - The Sun 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following national news regarding the "toxic haze" at Birling Gap in Sussex on 2017-09-27, NEODAAS released a related satellite image. The Sun picked up reports in other news outlets and ran an article online. NEODAAS was contacted afterwards by interested members of the public for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4351510/beachy-head-chemical-leak-space-east-sussex-birling-gap/
 
Description Britain's Sharks documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact NEODAAS prepared and provided a composite image of chlorophyll in waters around the British Isles that was shown during ITV's "Britain's Sharks" documentary to illustrate the distribution and abundance of phytoplankton in UK waters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Discovery in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NEODAAS attended (as an exhibitor) the NERC 50th Anniversary event aboard RRS Discovery when she was moored in the Thames. NEODAAS was there representing the National Centre for Earth Observation. A variety of audiences were reached - schoolchildren, invited policy makers and representatives from industry, and members of the public who had participated in a Natural History Museum competition. Through discussion with attendees, opportunities were available for further collaborative work, commercial opportunities and increased public knowledge of the work of NERC, NCEO and NEODAAS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ITV Documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact NEODAAS received a request from a TV production company making a documentary for ITV to provide a satellite image of the waters around the UK to illustrate plankton abundance as part of the documentary. NEODAAS created and provided an appropriate image, the documentary is due to air in 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Cloud Atlas (WMO-No. 407) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A new edition of the International Cloud Atlas (WMO-No. 407) was published by the World Meteorological Organization in 2017. The Atlas describes the classification system for clouds and meteorological phenomena used by all WMO members. It provides a common language to communicate cloud observations, and ensures consistency in reporting by observers around the world. It serves as a training tool for meteorologists, as well as those working in aeronautical and maritime environments, and is popular with weather enthusiasts and cloud spotters. Cloud types are illustrated by images and augmented by metadata including satellite imagery. The Atlas features several NEODAAS satellite images that are used as metadata.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://cloudatlas.wmo.int/home.html
 
Description NEODAAS Dundee Display System - Dundee Science Centre, Mills Obervatory (Dundee) and Polaris House 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The system displays real-time satellite imagery being received at NEODAAS Dundee and selected images from our extensive archive.

A system has been installed at Dundee Science Centre as part of a space themed exhibition to coincide with the Tim Peake's ISS mission. A system has also been installed at Mills Observatory, Dundee on a long-term/permanent basis. Both venues are open to the public and schools etc. and the display is intended for public engagement.

Another system has been permanently installed at the RCUK offices Polaris House, Swindon. This is intended to showcase and raise awareness of NEODAAS/NCEO/NERC facilities and capability to Research Council staff and visitors.

All three installations of the display system as described above continue to be used as of February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description NEODAAS Twitter feed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NEODAAS has operated a Twitter feed since summer 2014. This is used to raise awareness of the service and of satellite remote sensing generally amongst the general public. It is also used to communicate with other scientists about NEODAAS presence at events such as conferences. We have had responses that have included requests for changes in our products to eg. support colour blind users, resulting in further service development at NEODAAS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
URL https://twitter.com/NEODAAS
 
Description Royal Met. Society online course - Come Rain or Shine: understanding the weather 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact NEODAAS Dundee provided a number of satellite images as illustrative material to support a Royal Met. Society online course entitled "Come Rain or Shine: understanding the weather". The course is specifically intended for geography teachers, but is open to all users. As of September 2016 more than 9000 people had registered to join the course and there will be further enrollments when the course runs again.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UK Met Office free online course - Learn About Weather 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Learn About Weather' is a free, online, open access course for the general public developed by the Met Office in partnership with the University of Exeter, the Royal Meteorological Society, the National Trust and others. The course is for anyone looking for an introduction to weather, as well as those with a particular interest in how weather affects photographers, gardeners and walkers. It will run several times each year from September 2017. The course includes some NEODAAS Dundee images as illustrations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/learn-about-weather
 
Description University Open Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The University of Dundee held three separate open days during April, August and September 2016 for prospective students and their parents/guests. For the School of Science and Engineering this included visits to NEODAAS Dundee to be given a tour of the facility, including description and demonstration of our operations. The intention was to promote the School and its facilities to potential course applicants. Approximately 30 visitors attended on each occasion and feedback was very positive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Use of NEODAAS Dundee imagery by media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NEODAAS images of significant events are made available to the media when they are received, e.g. images showing severe storms, snow cover, volcanic eruptions. These images feature regularly in newspapers, television news and associated websites, television documentaries and many other websites.

The highest profile example for 2015 was an image of the first UK/Ireland storm to be named - Storm Abigail, 12 Nov 2015. This image featured in several newspapers including The Guardian and Daily Express as well as BBC 1 Scotland's main television news broadcasts and the ITV Breakfast programme.

In January 2015, the University of Dundee issued a press release to mark 40 years since installation of the first dish based tracking antenna at the satellite receiving station (NEODAAS Dundee) in January 1975. This led to media coverage of the facility including a local newspaper article and regional television and radio items.

In June 2016 an image of north-south UK weather divide was featured by newspaper including Metro, The Star and The Yorkshire Post. In July 2016 the BBC News website featured two NEODAAS images showing very different UK weather conditions 24 hours apart.

Also in July 2016, The Courier newspaper (North East Scotland) featured an article on data reception from the Indian Oceansat-2 satellite commencing at NEODAAS Dundee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Use of NEODAAS Dundee imagery by the media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact NEODAAS images of significant events are made available to the media when they are received, e.g. images showing severe storms, snow cover, volcanic eruptions. These feature regularly in newspapers, television news and associated websites, television documentaries and many other websites. An example for 2017 was imagery of the UK/Ireland storm named Storm Doris, 23 Feb 2017. This featured on the BBC News website and The Herald (Scotland) newspaper which both showed sequences of our images of the storm. Other articles by BBC News online, The Irish News and The Courier (NE Scotland) also featured our Storm Doris images. Later in 2017 we released imagery of Storm Caroline, 7 Dec 2017. This featured on television in BBC1 Reporting Scotland main evening news and late bulletin and in articles published by The Scotsman, The Independent and The Courier (NE Scotland) newspapers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39070686
 
Description Use of NEODAAS Dundee imagery by the media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact NEODAAS images of significant events are made available to the media when they are received, e.g. images showing severe storms, snow cover, volcanic eruptions. These feature regularly in newspapers, television news and associated websites, television documentaries and many other websites. Recent examples are imagery showing UK winter conditions and snow cover in January 2018 which featured on BBC1 Reporting Scotland television news, the BBC and STV news websites and newspapers including The Daily Mail, Evening Standard and The Courier (NE Scotland) newspapers. Imagery of the Saddleworth Moor wildfire in June 2018 was featured on BBC, Sky, Huffington Post and MSN news websites, newspapers including the Express and Oldham Evening Chronicle and a health advice bulletin for residents on the GOV.UK website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-44634023