NCEO Community Users

The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) is a partnership of close to 100 scientists based around the UK. It was set up in 2008 to get the most out of satellite data for environmental science.

The core activity of NCEO is fundamental science: the challenge of understanding and predicting the behaviour of planet Earth as a complex, multi-component coupled system using observations from space and mathematical models. The essential objectives for NCEO are:

  • Innovative data assimilation for Earth state representation, its model-mediated assessment and interrogation, with significant NWP-related impact.
  • Historical and new observations of Earth System evolution and impact in operational and business services using critical long-term data sets.
  • Model-data evaluation and policy impact for global ESM and component models.
  • Provision of instrument, data facilities and key tools for use by the wider NERC community with impact from NERC technology applications.

To get further information please visit the NCEO website, and see NERC’s announcement (Oct 2014) to fund NCEO for a further five years here.  

If you are a UK based scientist carrying out research and consider yourself to be part of the NCEO scientific community, you are eligible to apply for a JASMIN account in order to access CEMS services

The academic part of the Facility for Climate, Environment and Monitoring from Space (CEMS) is funded by NCEO and provides science users with an efficient data processing and analysis environment, on the JASMIN infrastructure, for space-based Climate Change and Earth Observation data. CEMS is a collaboration with the Satellite Applications Catapult.

To obtain access to JASMIN please follow this guide to Getting Started.

If you are unsure if you fit into this category of user please contact uses at CEDA Helpdesk where we will be happy to assign a JASMIN project support contact who can discuss your research needs.


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