NCEO - National Centre for Earth Observation

The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)

The NCEO is a partnership of over 100 scientists from 26 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.



Nancy Nichols becomes SIAM fellow

Nancy Nichols, NCEO Reading, has been honoured by the US Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)as one of its "Class of 2014 Fellows"

Report from NCEO Young Scientist Conference

By Richard Pope, University of Leeds. The 2014 NCEO Young Scientist conference, hosted by the University of Leeds, brought together PhD students and

NCEO CEOI Joint Science Conference June 2014

The agenda and copies of the science talks are published on the Meetings tab.

Research Themes


Carbon Cycle

Atmospheric Composition

Hazardous Weather & Flooding

Data Assimilation

Data Services

Member Insitutions