NCEO - National Centre for Earth Observation

The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)

The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) is a distributed NERC centre of over 80 scientists from UK Universities and research organisations. It is led by Professor John Remedios. NCEO provides NERC (The Natural Environment Research Council) with National Capability in Earth Observation (EO) science and incorporates world-class capabilities in interpretive EO. The NERC strategy, "The Business of the Environment", identifies a unique capability of EO to study environmental change on scales from global to local. In response to this, NCEO provides innovative approaches to scientific investigations of the global and regional Earth System, meeting the related needs of society through long-term core science and translation of EO knowledge and environmental data for support of government and business.



Award for advancing geographical knowledge of human impact through Earth observation

Leicester University and NCEO Researcher Professor Heiko Balzter receives 2015 Cuthbert Peek Award from the Royal Geographical Society

Amazon rainforest losses impact on climate change, study shows

Human activity has removed more than one-tenth of trees and plants from the Amazon rainforest since the 1960s, a study shows.

NEODAAS publishes new satellite pictures of the UK and Europe during the April sunshine

NERC's Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service and the Dundee Satellite Receiving Station have published some new satellite images.

Research Themes


Carbon Cycle

Atmospheric Composition

Hazardous Weather & Flooding

Data Assimilation

Data Services