Dr Mike Grant

Senior Earth Observation Scientist

Dr Mike Grant

Contact Details

+44 (0)1752 633100 (switchboard)

Dr Mike Grant is a Senior Earth Observation Scientist with a computing background and a long term interest in large-scale processing technologies, applied to Earth Observation data.

He leads work on improving the accessibility, delivery and visualisation of airborne, satellite data via several EC FP7 projects, guides technical developments in two UK services and the ESA Climate Change Initiative (Ocean Colour) project and co-ordinates systems development to support these.

His current interests include the characterisation, distribution and use of uncertainty information in EO data, advanced web-based GIS, and technologies for very large scale data processing.

Key Projects

EarthServer – EU FP7


S. Sathyendranath, B. Brewin, D. Mueller, R. Doerffer, H. Krasemann, F. Mélin, C. Brockmann, N. Fomferra, M. Peters, M. Grant, F. Steinmetz, P. Deschamps, J. Swinton, T. Smyth, J. Werdell, B. Franz, S. Maritorena, E. Devred, Z. Lee, C. Hu, P. Regner; Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative—Approach and initial results. IEEE 2024 - 2027 (2012) doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6350979

de Jesus, J., Walker, P., Grant, M. & Groom, S., WPS orchestration using the Taverna workbench: The eScience approach. Computers & Geosciences. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2011.11.011,

Shutler, J.D., Davidson, K., Miller, P.I., Swan, S., Grant, M.G. & Bresnan, E. (2012) An adaptive approach to detect high biomass algal blooms from EO chlorophyll-a data in support of harmful algal bloom monitoring. Rem. Sen. Lett., 3(2), 101-10. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2010.538089

Melin, F., Zibordi, G., Berthon, J.-F., Bailey, S., Franz, B., Voss, K., Flora, S. & Grant, M. (2011): Assessment of MERIS reflectance data as processed with SeaDAS over the European seas. Optics Express, 19, 25657-71. doi: 10.1364/OE.19.025657

Shutler, J. D., M. G. Grant, P. I. Miller, E. Rushton and K. Anderson (2010) Coccolithophore bloom detection in the north east Atlantic using SeaWiFS: algorithm description, application and sensitivity analysis, Rem. Sens. Env. 114, 1008-16, 10.1016/j.rse.2009.12.024.

Latham, S.E., Cramer, R., Grant, M., Kershaw, P., Lawrence, B.N., Lowry, R., Lowe, D., O'Neill, K., Miller, P., Pascoe, S., Pritchard, M., Snaith, H. & Woolf, A. (2009) The NERC DataGrid services. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 367(1890), 1015-19. doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0238

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