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Prof. John Remedios
Head and Professor of Earth Observation Science (EOS)
Department of Physics and Astronomy

BA Hons Physics (Oxford, 1985), PhD (Oxford, 1991)
Office: Room 113, The Space Research Centre

Professor John Remedios is the Head of the Earth Observation Science group at the University of Leicester and the Director of the National Centre for Earth Observation (from the 1st October 2014). He received his D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1991 for studies of infrared laboratory spectroscopy and remote sounding of the atmosphere. He has particular experience in satellite data for atmospheric composition and surface temperatures, infrared radiative transfer, mission concepts and inversion techniques such as optimal estimation.

Professor Remedios is a visiting Fellow of the Department of Physics in Oxford (Sub-department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics). He is Chair of the UK Space Agency Earth Observation Advisory Committee, Chair of the Defra UK Copernicus Atmosphere Networking Group and a member of the NERC Pool of Chairs.

Professor Remedios plays major roles to several satellite missions including Science Manager and Leader of the Principal Investigator team for the ATSRs as well as participating in the ATSR Quality Working Group. He is also a member of the MIPAS Quality Working Group and is a member of the GERB International Science Team. Other missions that Professor Remedios and his team work on include instruments on Metop such as IASI and AVHRR.

Professor Remedios is a former member of the European Space Agency Earth Sciences Advisory Committee and Future Technology Panels. He has worked with the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI), including challenge reports for the UK, the multi-University CEOI training programme, and also CEOI projects.