Welcome to the UK Joint GEO/CEOS office

Welcome to the UK Joint GEO/CEOS Office

The UK’s Joint GEO/CEOS Office is hosted by NCEO, on behalf of the UK Earth Observation community, to interface to two major international initiatives: the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS).

GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and organisations working towards a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained EO and information. It is leading a worldwide effort to create a data portal called the ‘Global Earth Observation System of Systems’ (GEOSS) to link EO resources worldwide across Societal Benefit Areas.

CEOS is a mechanism to coordinate civil space-based EO programmes and promote data exchange for society’s benefit, and to inform decision-making to secure a prosperous and sustainable future for humankind.

Alongside Defra and the UK Space Agency, NCEO is working to increase the visibility of GEO to the UK Earth Observation community, facilitating and coordinating the UK’s inputs to GEOSS. We disseminate information about CEOS and GEO activities and get community feedback, and host GEO and CEOS events in the UK. The joint GEO/CEOS office is funded by Defra, NERC/NCEO, and the UK Space Agency.

Further information & key docs for UK community relating to GEO and CEOS

GEO communications toolkit

(Download the zip file from icon in top RH corner for the latest GEO-branded slides, fact sheets, infographics and logos)

Upcoming GEO and CEOS events

About us

Defra supplies the UK policy lead for GEO; NCEO provides the science lead for GEO on behalf of NERC; the UK Space Agency provides the UK space link for GEO and interfaces to the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS).


Dr Robert Bradburne, UK Principal for GEO, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Defra

Dr Ailsa Stroud, Earth Observation Policy Lead, Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser, Defra

Professor John Remedios, GEO/CEOS Principal and Director of GEO/CEOS Office, Director NCEO

Dr Beth Greenaway, CEOS Principal, Head of Earth Observation, UK Space Agency

Svetlana Zolotikova, NCEO International Project Coordinator, UK GEO/CEOS Office Manager, NCEO – University of Leicester

Lydia Sheldrake, GFOI Leads Group, BEIS International Climate Finance Team

Dan Wicks, CEOS Land Surface Imaging Virtual Constellation, CEOS Ad Hoc Team on Future Data Access & Analysis Architectures, Satellite Applications Catapult

Dr Joanne Nightingale, CEOS Ad Hoc Space Data Coordination Group for the Global Forest Observations Initiative co-chair, National Physical Laboratory

Chris Jarvis, UK rep for GEO Data Working Group (GEO Data-WG), Environment Agency

Dr Iain Woodhouse, UK rep for GEO Capacity Development Working Group (GEO CD-WG), University of Edinburgh

Professor Stuart Marsh, UK rep for GEO Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group (GEO DRR-WG), University of Nottingham

Garry Baker, UK GEO Data Sharing National Focal Point, British Geological Survey

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, UK Programme Board member for GEO, Zoological Society of London

Dr Nigel Fox, CEOS Working Group on Calibration & Validation, National Physical Laboratory

Dr Esther Conway, CEOS Working Group on Information Systems & Services, NCEO-CEDA

Dr Marie-Fanny Racault, GEO Programme Board Paris Agreement sub-group, UK rep for GEO Climate Change Working Group (GEO CC-WG), Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Dr Eleanor Webster, UK rep for GEO Climate Change Working Group (GEO CC-WG), BEIS

Professor Philip Lewis, UK rep for GEOGLAM, UCL

Dr Joao Carrieras, CEOS Ad Hoc Team on Future Data Access & Analysis Architectures, NCEO-University of Sheffield

Professor Hartmut Boesch, CEOS Atmospheric Composition Virtual Constellation, NCEO-University of Leicester

Professor Paul Palmer, CEOS Atmospheric Composition Virtual Constellation;  GHG Subgroup of the CEOS WG Climate; NCEO-University of Edinburgh

Dr Gareth Roberts, CEOS Working Group on Calibration & Validation Land Product Validation sub-group: Active Fire Burn Area, University of Southampton

Professor Mat Disney, CEOS Working Group on Calibration & Validation Land Product Validation sub-group: Biomass, NCEO-University College London

Professor Jadu Dash, CEOS Working Group on Calibration & Validation Land Product Validation sub-group: Plant Phenology, University of Southampton

Mark Jarman, CEOS Ad Hoc Team on Future Data Access & Analysis Architectures, Satellite Applications Catapult

UK leadership in calibration and validation

UK involvement in CEOS WGCV

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