Global Observatory of Lake Responses to Environmental Change (GloboLakes)

The GloboLakes project investigates how lakes respond to climate change and other environmental influences on a global scale. In order to do this, the Globolakes project is undertaking archive data processing to produce a 20-year time series. This long-term study will observe ecological parameters and lake temperature, applying marine based observation techniques to freshwater.

Lakes are essential resources for human survival, crucial to biogeochemical cycles and provide key ecosystem services. Through understanding how lakes respond to environmental change at different scales, GloboLakes aims to advance knowledge of how this change will impact on the future function and status of lakes globally. The resulting information and products can then be provided to environmental managers.

Our world-leading expertise in satellite data processing, analysis and application are an essential part of the GloboLakes project.


This project has been completed

Key information

Funder: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Project start date: September 2012

Project end date: August 2017

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Steve Groom
Head of Science - Earth Observation Science and Applications

Other participants

Dr Andrei Chuprin, Dr Gavin Tilstone, Dr Victor Martinez-Vicente, Stefan Simis , Steve Groom