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.
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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