Professor P. Lewis
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    Current grants/contracts

  • 2010-2012 ESA Globalbedo (Euro 1M)
  • 2008-2013 [HB] NERC, National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) (Carbon Theme) Theme 2, NE/F001444/1 (2.25M, 193K)
  • 2012-14 [MG] ESA Data Assimilation (UCL portion kEuro 241)

  • Previous grants/contracts

  • 2008-2010 [GW] ESA ITT 5526 (ESRIN) 21428/08/NL/HE ESA Radiative Transfer Modelling of Fire Impacts. 138K (with KCL, JRC, (SDSU))
  • 2009-2010 [JB] ESA EOLDAS 22205/09/I-EC (UCL portion 37K)
  • 2008-2010 [GG] NE/F001584/1, NERC QUEST, Fire Modelling & Forecasting System (FireMAFS) (~400K, 17K UCL portion, joint with Reading, KCL etc.)
  • 2010-2011 [KF] NERC NE/H002685/1 Testing a multispectral lidar (Salford: UCL portion 4.3K)
  • 2007-2008 CTCD Extension Oct'07-End Mar '08.
  • 2007. NERC Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentatiion (CEOI) subcontract: A-scope atmospheric and canopy LIDAR. (~£40K UCL portion, administered through CTCD)
  • 2006-2007 (9 months), NERC Centre of Excellence in EO: Centre for Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics (CTCD), continuation funding. (~£203K UCL funding (FEC))
  • 2007-2010: DEFRA Research Grant (subcontract from CEH, Edinburgh) "UK LULUCF GHG Inventories (UK Kyoto reporting)" £UCL 15K
  • 2006-2009: NERC International Polar Year: "Arctic Biosphere-Atmosphere Coupling across multiple Scales (ABACUS)". The project is joint with Edinburgh (lead: Mat Williams, one of our CTCD colleagues), Stirling, Durham, Macaulay, Sheffield & NERC CEH Edinburgh. There are also a large number of international collaborators on the project. The UCL component of the grant is around 200K I believe. The whole grant is considerably more (~£1.4M). joint with M. Disney.
  • 2004-2007: NERC Capital Equipment Grant: "ASD Spectroradiometer" £78K
  • 2004-2007: DEFRA Research Grant (subcontract from CEH, Edinburgh) "UK LULUCF GHG Inventories" £15K
  • 2003-2006: NERC Research Grant "SAR and Hyperspectral Crop Monitoring using 3D Dynamic Vegetation Models and Numerical Solutions to Radiative Transport" NER/Z/S/2002/00908, PI, with Dr. P Saich, UCL, In collaboration with Dr. B. Andrieu, INRA, Grignon, Fr. and Dr. C. Anderson (BAE Systems) £200K
  • 2003-2004: BNSC NEWTON-2 Project "SAR and Hyperspectral Interpretation of Vegetated Areas", with P. Saich (UCL), C. Anderson (BAE Systems), M. Barnsley (UoW Swansea), £40K (UCL portion).
  • 2001-2006: NERC Centre of Excellence in Earth Observation "The Centre for Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics" (with Prof Shaun Quegan (Sheffield Centre for Earth Observation Science, Sheffield), Prof C W Anderson (Probability and Statistics, Sheffield), Mr Peter Freer-Smith (Forestry Commission, Wrecclesham), Prof J Grace (IERM, Edinburgh), Prof P Ineson (Dept of Biology, York), Prof P Lewis (Dept of Geography, UCL), Prof A O'Hagan (Probability and Statistics, Sheffield), Prof F I Woodward (Animal & Plant Sciences, Sheffield).) £2.25M (UCL protion approx £450K)
  • 2001-2002: ESA Research Contract AO/1-3679/00/NL/NB: "Development of Architectural Vegetation Growth Models for Remote Sensing Applications", with Paul Saich (UCL), Peter Van Oevelen (WAU), Dirk Hoekman (WAU), Martin Vissers (WAU), Ian Woodhouse (Edinburgh) 200 Keuro
  • 2000-2004: NERC Research Grant GR5/13193 (NER/Z/S/1999/00130): "Deriving estimates of land surface albedo, LAI, fAPAR from a novel, pointable compact high resolution imaging spectrometer (CHRIS) and physically-based BRDF models of vegetation canopy reflectance." With Mike Barnsley, University of Wales, Swansea £207K
  • 1999-2004: NERC EOSI Lectureship award to Dept. Geography (recipient P.  Saich) £104K
  • 1996: NERC Research Grant GR9/02/005 "Validation of Physical Scattering Models using Monte Carlo Ray Tracing and Stereo Photogrammetry." with J-P Muller (PI), Dept. Photogrammetry and Surveying. - £23K. GRADE - good
  • 1995 - 1999: EU Human Capital and Mobility Grant "Monitoring Land Surface Parameters and Processes in Africa North of the Equator." With Lund University, Sweden, University Catholique Louvain, Belgium, Copenhagen University, Denmark, and Winnard Staring Centre, Wageningen, the Netherlands. (PDRA: Encarna Vives de Lope) 105 Kecu (UCL protion)
  • 1995 - 1996: NERC TIGER Research Grant GST/02/608  "Improved Determination of Albedo at Multiple Scales using Remotely-Sensed Data and Physical Models of Surface Scattering". BRDF/Albedo inversion of ground-based and ASAS data, mapping of albedo over the Sahel. (with Mike Barnsley, University of Wales, Swansea, and J-P Muller, Dept. Photogrammetry and Surveying, UCL) - Extension of £ 35K to original £101K. GRADE - good.

Data funding/Science Teams:

  • 2000+: NASDA ALOS (3 projects)
  • 2000+: CHRIS-PROBA
  • 2000: NERC/BNSC SHAC Campaign (airborne SAR/Hyperspectral).
  • 1999+: ESA/EUMETSAT MSG data grant. Evaluation of MSG land surface products With Marc Leroy (CESBIO), Fred Baret (INRA), J-L Roujean (METEOFRANCE), Mike Barnsley (Swansea).
  • 1999+: POLDER-II data grant. POLDER-II Science team member With Mike Barnsley (Swansea) et al.
  • 1995+:  SPOT VEGETATION data grant. VEGETATION Science team member. Determination and validation of Land Surface Biophysical properties using SPOT 4 VEGETATION and HRVIR. With Mike Barnsley (Swansea) et al.
  • 1995+:  POLDER data grant.  POLDER Science team member. With Mike Barnsley (Swansea) et al.
  • 2001-2004: ENVISAT-AO data grant.ID: 507. Global 1.2 km MERIS data for 3 years. Land surface albedo from MERIS reflectances using MODIS directional factors. with W. Lucht, PIK Potsdam (PI), A. Strahler, CRSA, Boston Univ. (C. Schaaf, CRSA Boston Univ. (awarded 1999)
  • 1995+: NASA EOS MODIS BRDF/Albedo product science team (incl. MODLAND).
  • 1992+: NERC Airborne Remote Sensing Facility/ NERC Equipment Pool for Field Spectroscopy.Various


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