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.



Earth Observation Detective

EO Detective Project for Schools during UK Astronaut Tim Peake's Principia Mission to the International Space Station.

Weighing trees with lasers: reducing uncertainty in tropical forest biomass and allometry

NCEO Scientist Mat Disney (UCL), with Phil Lewis (UCL) and Simon Lewis (UCL/Leeds) awarded NERC grant to measure the size and shape of trees

New paper published "Exploring strategies for coupled 4D-Var data assimilation using an idealised atmosphere-ocean model

Published by the International Meteorological Institute in Stockholm; authors Polly Smith, Alison Fowler and Amos Lawless (NCEO/University of Reading)

Research Themes


Carbon Cycle

Atmospheric Composition

Hazardous Weather & Flooding

Data Assimilation

Data Services