NEODAAS: NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition & Analysis Service - New Developments

R. Hutson, P. I. Miller, J. D. Shutler, S. B. Groom, T.J. Smyth, M.G. Grant, R. Elsworth, M. Henning, A. Alroichdi, N.T. Lonie, A. Brooks, N. Kirby, S. Parkes
Conference/Journal Name: 
Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)
Date Published: 
September 2007

The NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service (NEODAAS a partnership between the Dundee Satellite Receiving Station and Plymouth Marine Laboratory) is funded by NERC to provide satellite data and products for the UK research community. Capabilities include the reception, archiving, processing and analysis of satellite data, along with support and research duties. NEODAAS products include geo-referenced chlorophyll concentration and other ocean colour properties from the MODIS, MERIS and SeaWiFS sensors, sea-surface temperature, land brightness temperature and vegetation index from AVHRR, and regular global coverage data from geostationary satellites including Meteosat and GOES. Atmospheric correction of freshwater and marine data acquired through the NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility is also possible.

This paper will demonstrate the range of NEODAAS services, products, website tools, and recent developments including: processing of 500m MODIS chlorophyll-a and 250m water leaving radiance – which can be used to monitor suspended particulate matter; improved support for monitoring atmospheric dust by routinely processing L1b true colour (SeaWiFS and MODIS Aqua) images with areas of sun glint highlighted; access to Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar products provided in near-real time through the ESA rolling archive; and closer integration between the Dundee and Plymouth services through the NEODAAS website. Inhouse research and development of inherent optical property models is also leading to the development of more robust ocean colour products. The ability to visualise our data in Google Earth has also been added to improve accessibility of satellite data.