Project Work and Work Experience

Undergraduate Vacation and Project Work

We are always interested in undergraduates who wish to undertake vacation work or short projects with us. There are currently two main ways of doing this:

  • Paid work on one of our satellite/data analysis/modelling projects. Availability depends on project funds and required tasks so they are continuously changing. Please contact Dr. John Remedios (, to enquire further.
  • The SURE programme is especially suited to those who might be considering a further degree such as a PhD.

Recent projects supervised by EOS staff members have included climatological datasets for studies of ozone chemistry,hydrodynamical modelling of the world's largest freshwater lake (Lake Baikal in Siberia), measurements of global climate change using satellite data,design of web pages for the group and for international satellite projects.


Project Work/Work Experience

The EOS group welcomes students at school and university who wish to obtain work experience or undertake projects with the group, for example as part of a degree course. We also offer paid work to undergraduates, for example in the vacations.


Project Work

Undergraduates enrolled in degrees with the Physics and Astronomy Department regularly undertake project work and directed reading with the EOS group. These projects are aimed towards aspects of Earth Observation in particular, but also Physics in general. We also encourage applicants from other departments at Leicester University, and from other Universities, who wish to conduct their undergraduate project with us. As well as the interdisciplinary nature of the Earth Observation work, the satellite projects also require intensive technical and information technology project work.


Work Experience

Work experience with the EOS group offers the chance to discover what real research is like and would be very interesting to those wishing to pursue careers in Physics, Chemistry or Geography. The environmental aspect is obvious but much of our work also involves excellent interaction with the space agencies (NASA and ESA), the space industry, and other institutes involved in Earth Observation from space, aircraft and the ground. Recent projects have included studies of lightning as measured from satellites, and employment prospects for Physics undergraduates! Work experience in the EOS group also offers the opportunity to focus on computer and web-based technology, office skills and event organisation. Why not enjoy the varied week that the EOS group can offer! There's always something unexpected around the corner....

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  • EOS is pleased to announce that the NERC National Centre for Earth Observation is now led from the University of Leicester under the Directorship of Professor John Remedios.
  • EOS congratulates Joshua Vande Hey on the award of a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship.

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