Newcastle Earth Observation Laboratory


Earth Observation research focusses on the collation of data about the Earth’s systems to assess the status of, or monitor changes in, the natural and built environments. The use of the latest remote sensing technologies, such as satellite imaging, airborne digital sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles, mobile mapping systems and advanced ground-based instrumentation, allows the collection of detailed geometric and radiometric data at multiple spatio-temporal scales, providing unique insights into the Earth’s physical, biological and engineered systems.

Newcastle Earth Observation laboratory (NEOlab) conducts world-leading research into methodological development and application of remote sensing, photogrammetry and laser scanning for enhanced mapping, monitoring and modelling of both natural and built environments at multiple scales. Consisiting of academics, post-doctoral researchers and doctoral students within the Geomatics group of the School of Engineering at Newcastle University, our activities include sensor calibration and validation, advanced approaches to measurement and monitoring, novel algorithms for integrating multi-sensor data and assessment of new technologies, as well as more applied research in the fields of earth systems engineering, precision agriculture, natural resource management and geohazards.

As a Russell Group University, Newcastle places strong emphasis on research-led teaching, with many of the group members actively involved in facilitating this through our related undergraduate courses. We also engage with a range of national and international collaborators from a broad range of disciplines to undertake high quality science and engineering and deliver wide-reaching benefits to stakeholders.