Martin Wooster

Martin Wooster


  • WC2R 2LS

    United Kingdom

  • 7651

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Biographical details

Physicist and Earth Observation (EO) scientist, leading research in two strands (i) Earth Observation and (ii) biomass burning and its impact on landscapes, air quality and climate. Based at King’s College London and also a Director within NERC’s National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), providing UK’s National Capability in satellite remote sensing. A co-director within the Leverhulme Center for Wildfires Environment and Society. Formerly a DfID Scientific Civil Servant, delivering practical use of satellite data for improving management of natural resources in developing countries. 

Research interests (short)

Satellite Earth observation; Airborne and Ground Based Remote Sensing; Spectroscopy; Thermal Infrared Imaging and Measurement; Biomass Burning; Landscape Fires in the Earth System; Carbon Cycle; Air Pollution. Exploiting linked remote sensing and fieldwork to understand Earth system processes.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

2014, NCEO National Centre for Earth Observation

1 Jan 2014 → …


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