Short profiles for all the presenters are provided below

Professor Martin Wooster
Professor of Earth Observation Science

Professor of Earth Observation Science in the Department of Geography, King’s College London, and a Divisional Director of the NERC National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO).

Dr Mathias Disney
Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing

Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing in the Department of Geography, UCL. Mat is a member of the Environmental Monitoring and Modelling Group and the NERC National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO).

Dr Emily Shuckburgh
Climate Scientist and Head of the Open Oceans Research Group

Climate Scientist and Head of the Open Oceans Research Group at the British Antarctic Survey. Emily is also a fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge and an associate of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research.

Professor Andrew Shepherd
Professor of Earth Observation

Professor of Earth Observation at the University of Leeds. Andrew is also the Director of the NERC Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling and Principal Scientific Adviser to the European Space Agency’s CryoSat-2 satellite mission.

Professor Alan O’Neill
Emeritus Professor of Meteorology

Emeritus Professor of Meteorology, University of Reading. Alan is the Founder and former Director of the NERC National Centre for Earth Observation.

Dr Pierre-Philippe Mathieu
Earth Observation Applications Engineer

An Earth Observation Applications Engineer in the Earth Observation Science and Applications Department of the European Space Agency. He spent 15 years working in the field of environmental modelling,weather risk management and remote sensing.

Dr Melanie Ades

Melanie is a Scientist at ECMWF in Reading, working on the assimilation of satellite observations of aerosols and other atmospheric composition species in the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) global assimilation and forecasting system

Dr Kirsten Barrett
Associate Professor in Remote Sensing

Kirsten is an Associate Professor in Remote Sensing at the University of Leicester, interested in the combination of remotely sensed imagery and field data to examine landscape-scale effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbances, and the associated consequences for global climate change.

Dr Angela Benedetti
Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist and expert on assimilation of satellite data and observation modelling, focusing on atmospheric composition.

Dr Simon Boxall
Principal Teaching Fellow

Simon Boxall is Principal Teaching Fellow within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

Professor Stephen Briggs
Chair at Global Climate Observing System

Stephen is Chairman of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Steering Committee he also holds visiting positions in the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading and the Department of Chemistry, Cambridge University, and is also a Fellow of University College London.

Dr Val Byfield
Research Fellow

Dr Valborg (Val) Byfield is Research Fellow at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, and a member of the Centre's Laboratory for Satellite Oceanography.

Dr Anny Cazenave
Director of Earth Sciences at the International Space Science Institute (ISSI)

Dr Anny Cazenave is one of the pioneers of satellite altimetry, and is a leading expert in climate change and sea level rise. She holds several senior positions ins research institutions and on international advisory groups.. 

Dr Paolo Cipollini
Satellite Oceanographer

A Satellite Oceanographer at NOC, with an engineering background, committed to exploit data taken from space to learn more about our oceans and climate.

Dr Stephanie Henson

She is an Oceanographer at NOC interested in how phytoplankton respond to changing conditions - both natural variability and climate change.

Professor Chris Lintott
Professor of Astrophysics/Citizen Science Lead

Professor of Astrophysics/Citizen Science Lead at the University of Oxford. He runs citizen science projects to investigate galaxy formation, discover planets and more.

Professor Christopher Merchant
Professor in Ocean and Earth Observation

Christopher Merchant is Professor in Ocean and Earth Observation at the University of Reading.

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli
Senior Research Fellow

Nathalie Pettorelli is a Scientist in ZSL's Institute of Zoology. She recently received a Points of Light award from the UK Prime Minister for her work on Soapbox Science, an initiative to encourage women to pursue a career in science. Her specialities are population ecology, conservation biology and environmental conservation.

Dr Kanta Kumari Rigaud
Lead Environmental Specialist, Climate Change Group

Kanta is a Lead Environmental Specialist of the Climate Change Group at the World Bank and has more than 25 years of professional experience in natural resources management, environment management, and climate change adaptation in multinational, national, academic, and non-governmental organizations.

Dr Helen Snaith
Senior Data Scientist

Helen is a Senior Data Scientist at the British Oceanographic Data Centre, within the UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC), with primary responsibility for high-volume data management strategy and delivery of external contracts.

Professor Konrad Steffen
Former Director, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) (1952 - 2020)

Professor Konrad Steffen was one of the world's leading glaciologists and experts on climate change. He held several senior positions in academia and on international advisory panels.