NERC Earth Observation and Data Acquisition and Analysis Service (NEODAAS)

The NEODAAS programme was created to support UK research scientists with remote sensing data and information, with the capability to automatically receive, archive, process and map global data from multiple polar-orbiting sensors in near-real time. NEODAAS also receives and processes data from multiple geostationary satellites.

161 peer-reviewed papers were published using NEODAAS data or support  between 2010-2012. Since 2010 the service has supported 39 research cruises, providing near-real-time satellite data to provide context to the measurements obtained and often informing cruise strategy. NEODAAS also maintains archives of data from several different Earth Observation sensors, used to create data products and datasets available to users. The service supported 81 formal requests for data from 2010-2013, with processing systems under constant development, keeping its capabilities cutting-edge since the launch of its first autonomous processing system.

We are one of two sites which host the data processing for NEODAAS, storing over one petabyte (equivalent to 223,000 DVDs) of data. From 2009-2013 we have directly supported over 180 different users and provided advice and training to users on remote sensing questions.


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Funder: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

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Steve Groom
Head of Science - Earth Observation Science and Applications

Other participants

Aser Mata, Benjamin Taylor, Dr Daniel Clewley, Dr Nick Selmes, Peter Walker, Silvia Pardo, Stephen Goult