University of Leeds Combating Climate Change
Researchers from the University of Leeds to use cutting edge technology in finding ways to combat climate change.
12:29 09 January 2020
Researchers from the University of Leeds have teamed up with world-renowned research institutes, including the European Space Agency, Met Office and NASA as they look for ways to tackle worsening environmental challenges.
Under the scheme, up to 50 fully-funded PhD researchers will be trained to use satellite data in monitoring changes in global temperature and the growing strain on natural resources. They will be trained at the new £5million Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Science (SENSE).
Dr Anna Hogg, co-director of the centre and a university academic fellow in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, said: "Earth observation satellites collect hundreds of terabytes of data per day, delivering important information about how fast glaciers flow, the size of forest fires in the Amazon, and the quality of the air that we breathe.
"Through SENSE we have a fantastic opportunity to grow the community of researchers with the skills and knowledge to measure how our environment is changing."
Professor Duncan Wingham, executive chairman of NERC, said: "The researchers will support cutting-edge scientific discovery, new data-based products and new Earth observation technologies that will provide benefits to society.
"Working with the UK Space Agency gives students unique opportunities to engage with the wider community."