University of Reading
Professor and Academic Lead for Space/Earth Observation Research
The National Centre for Earth Observation
Robert Gurney is Professor of Earth Observation Science in the School of Maths, Meteorology and Physics at the University of Reading in the UK. He is also Director of the Environmental Systems Science Centre, and one of the Heads of the Department of Meteorology within the School. He is interested in land-atmosphere interactions and the use of Earth Observation to improve our knowledge of how processes at the land surface scale in time and space. He is also interested in using novel cloud computing for organizing observations and model output and allowing these to be compared and visualized. He has been a member of numerous science advisory bodies. Before coming to Reading in 1990, he was Head of the NASA GSFC Hydrological Sciences Branch.