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UN Climate Change Conference - December 2019 - COP25

NCEO Scientists were proud to present at COP25.  The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 took place from 2 – 13 December 2019 in Madrid under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and will be held with logistical support from the Government of Spain.

NCEO scientists presented their work using Earth observation and data from satellites on analysing temperature trends of the land and ocean and how these interact with the Earth system to climate change.  Darren Ghent (NCEO Leicester) presented the strong involvement of NCEO scientists in the ESA CCI (European Space Agency Climate Change Initiative) programme with examples of how these datasets provide crucial cross domain knowledge to better understand Earth System cycles.

Marie-Fanny Racault (NCEO and Plymouth Marine Laboratory) talked about EO applications for the oceans. She showed an assessment of the influence of El Nino and other climate drivers on ocean phytoplankton ( View full journal article here) as well as provided insights on the use of satellite data to survey environmental reservoirs of Vibrio cholerae (View full journal article here).

Pedro Rodriguez Veiga presented NCEO’s research on terrestrial carbon and atmospheric greenhouse gases with a poster at the Earth Information Day: More information here

They joined UK scientists from the Met Office and Defra in the UK Pavilion to highlight the work of the UK’s science community on monitoring climate change.



UK Pavilion at COP25
Darren Ghent NCEO Leicester Global Maps of Above Ground Forest Biomass
Marie Fanny NCEO PML presents at COP25 ocean climate data records
Pedro Rodriguez NCEO Leicester presents poster on carbon emissions
Nick Raynor Met Office presenting at COP25