NCEO - National Centre for Earth Observation

The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)

The NCEO is a partnership of over 100 scientists from UK institutions whose mission is to unlock the full potential of Earth observation data.

Our scientists use data from Earth observation satellites to monitor global and regional changes in the environment, as well as to learn more about the Earth system and improve predictions of future environmental conditions. Our scientists collaborate within eight broad research categories and we hold an annual conference to bring all these scientific advances together.

NCEO is based in the United Kingdom. We work closely with the UK satellite industry and international space organisations to ensure that our scientific understanding is delivered to the wider community. By forming collaborations between business and our scientists we have informed innovation in Earth Observation as well as pushed forward the cutting edge of scientific understanding.



Presentation at 'Set for Britain' competition - 09th March 2015

An NCEO student has been selected to present their work.

UK Earth Observation Applications Conference, 23 March 2015

Defra, together with the NCEO and the UK Space Agency, invites you to a one day conference on the applications of Earth Observation technology.

NERC Invests £23 million in the NCEO

NERC is to fund the National Centre for Earth Observation for a further five years, signing a new contract worth £23m with the University of Leicester

Research Themes


Carbon Cycle

Atmospheric Composition

Hazardous Weather & Flooding

Data Assimilation

Data Services