Benjamin Taylor

Remote Sensing Scientist

Contact Details

+44 (0)1752 633100 (switchboard)

Mr Ben Taylor is a Remote Sensing Scientist who has worked in the Remote Sensing Group at PML since December 2007. He studied Computer Science at the University of Warwick, graduating in 2002, and subsequently worked as a computer programmer in a commercial software house for four years. In 2006/7 he studied at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, obtaining an MSc in Oceanography from the University of Southampton.

His combination of industry computing experience and oceanographic training made him well-suited for PML's Remote Sensing Group with its emphasis on automated data processing systems, and he was initially taken on to work in the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Airborne Research and Survey Facility Data Analysis Node (ARSF-DAN), hosted at PML.

Ben currently manages the day-to-day operation of part of two NERC Services and Facilities, both ARSF-DAN and the NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service (NEODAAS) Plymouth node. This involves management of staff and computing resources to handle large volumes of data for provision to facility users on request, along with a technical role in service development and maintenance. Ben has interests in automated data processing systems, scientific data management and airborne spectrometer calibration.

Other Activities

NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service Steering Committee 


Caballero, A., Ferrer, L., Rubio, A. & Taylor, B.H. (2012) Monitoring of a stationary and seasonal anticyclonic eddy by means of remote sensing data. 20 Years of progress in radar altimetry, 24-29 September 2012, Venice, Italy

Taylor, B.H., Choi, K.-Y., Warren, M., Grant, M., Goy, P., Johnson, J. & Panousis, I. (2012), NERC ARSF hyperspectral instruments: calibration procedures, characteristics and effects, Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Conference 2012 “Changing how we view the world”. 12-14 September 2012, University of Greenwich, London, UK,

Robinson, C., Hardman-Mountford, N., Serret, P., Kitidis, V., Tilstone, G., Loucaides, S., Torres, R., Nightingale, P., Smyth, T., Stephens, J.A., Brown, I., Tarran, G., Taylor, B. & Woodward, M. (2011) The impact of coastal upwelling on the cycling of dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, 13-18 February 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Taylor, B.H., Grant, M.G., Groom, S.B., Llewellyn, G.A., Warren, M.A. & Wheeler, A.S. (2008) The NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility: Data processing issues from 2007-8 and future improvements. Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Conference 2008 "Measuring change in the Earth system". 15-17 September 2008, University of Exeter, UK.

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