NEODAAS is a unique service providing Earth observation data to support and inform a wide range of scientific sectors, including water quality, meteorology, habitat monitoring, volcano research and monitoring, aquaculture, transport, and recreation.

We receive, archive, process and map global data from multiple polar-orbiting satelites in near-real time allowing the support of regional and global studies. We also receive and process data from a number of geostationary satellites.

The service is hosted at two sites; data processing and analysis is provided by the Remote Sensing Group at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and data reception and archiving is provided by the Dundee Satellite Receiving Station at the University of Dundee. For further information see our downloads.

NEODAAS is managed by the National Centre for Earth Observation and funded by NERC to support UK research scientists with remote sensing data and information.

NEODAAS Annual report 2014/15    NEODAAS Annual Report Annex 2014/15

Examples of our data

True colour composite image of Plymouth Sound
Suspended particulate matter in Plymouth Sound
Median sea surface temperature, July 2015
MODIS colour composite full pass browse image, June 2015
Sentinel 1 image of Plymouth Sound and surrounding area
Reanalysis of prior ocean surface upward mass flux of carbon
Sea surface temperature derived from the Operational Mercator global ocean analysis and forecast system
MODIS annual chlorophyll a for the Atlantic during 2014
MODIS derived regional chlorophyll for the Western Mediterranean
OSI-SAF derived north polar ice concentration, extent, type and drift
AVHRR thermal infra-red full pass browse image, June 2015
Meteosat SEVIRI colour composite full Earth disc image, October 2015
Landsat8 image of suspended particulate matter in the Tagus estuary, Portugal
Landsat8 image the Thames estuary, London.

NEODAAS Consultation – Have your say on the future of NERC services

NERC is holding a consultation on the future of its services and facilities which includes NEODAAS (Plymouth and Dundee nodes). We would like to encourage all NEODAAS users to contribute at http://www.nerc.ac.uk/about/whatwedo/engage/engagement/services/.

Questions include why NEODAAS (or other services and facilities) should be funded and there is also an opportunity to propose emerging technologies and the timescale for implementation.

The outcomes of this review will be significant for the future of NERC services. We hope you may find a few minutes to complete the survey to help to ensure that NEODAAS, and other valuable NERC services, are available to you in the future.