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Professor Robert J. Gurney

NERC Environmental Systems Science Centre & University of Reading

 

Robert Gurney is Director of the NERC Environmental Systems Science Centre, and a Professor at Reading University. He is an hydrologist, with a BSc from King’s College London and a PhD from Bristol. Prior to joining Reading, he was Head of the Hydrological Sciences Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, Maryland. He is particularly interested in the use of remote sensing in studying land surface changes. He advises UK and international bodies extensively, including being Chairman of the Science Advisory Committee for the EPSRC Basic Technology Programme, and a member of the EPSRC eScience Science Advisory Committee. He also represented NERC on the RCUK eScience Advisory Committee. ESSC hosts the Reading eScience Centre, which carries out demonstration projects applying distributed computing in environmental sciences.

 

 

 
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