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SENSE Students present, ‘takeover’, and win at COP26

November 2021
Find out the SENSE students’ experiences at COP26, including presenting in the blue zone, participating in a ‘Youth Takeover’ and winning the SFN COP26 hackathon

SENSE at COP26

October 2021
Find out the COP26 sessions that SENSE are involved in

Not Another Wellbeing Workshop: Summary and Feedback

October 2021
Read the summary and feedback from the successful wellbeing workshop

SENSE summer intern’s Iceland Experience

October 2021
Hannah Barnett did a Research Experience Placement funded by NERC through SENSE in the summer of 2021, read all about her trip to Iceland to collect data

New publication by SENSE manager

September 2021
SENSE manager Ruth Amey publishes a paper on using high-resolution satellite-derived digital elevation models to improve earthquake hazard and risk models

Focus on REP: Ilaria Stolberg

August 2021
SENSE has been lucky to have 14 amazing undergraduate students working with our supervisors as part of the NERC REP programme. Here we find out more about Ilaria’s project


SENSE’s littlest member starts her scientific journey

July 2021
Huge congratultions to SENSE student Rebecca Kelly on the birth of her little girl!


SENSE has a blast talking about satellites

July 2021
SENSE academics were involved in a whole host of talks, interviews, activities and videos sharing their love of satellites in Leeds’ Be Curious festival.

Not another well-being workshop… for PGRs by PGRs

23rd  August 2021, 1pm-3pm 
Have you struggled with your wellbeing whilst being a Postgraduate Researcher? Not sure how to help your colleagues who may be struggling? PhD student Heather Selley in collaboration with SENSE brings you ‘Not another wellbeing workshop…’ with the aim of enabling open discussions about wellbeing and mental health in the PGR community. 

SENSE student wins Alan Turing Enrichment Scheme

July 2021
SENSE student Nick Homer is successful in his application to the Alan Turing Institute Enrichment Scheme


It’s time to Be Curious about Space

July 2021
SENSE researchers are heavily involved this Leeds’ Be Curious festival

Submit a PhD project proposal to SENSE

We are now calling for PhD project ideas from academics at Leeds, Edinburgh, NOC and BAS for new PhD projects to be advertised in the autumn, for studentships starting in October 2022.
Project submission deadline 19th September.

New publication by SENSE student

June 2021
SENSE student Max Lowe publishes his master’s thesis

SENSE nominated for Leeds Partnership Award

May 2021

SENSE at vEGU 2021

SENSE students Emily Dowd and Max Lowe are attending vEGU this year.


SENSE Industry Symposium 2021

On 20th April SENSE held its first industry symposium, which included many interesting presentations and discussions.


Sign up for SENSE’s Industry symposium

Join us on Tuesday 20th April for SENSE’s first industry symposium


Watch this space – SENSE students finish training

SENSE students complete Earth Observation and machine learning training course. Find out about the exciting work they’ve been doing – including designing their own missions!


Girls just wanna have fun(ding for their scientific research)

Last week was International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11th of February). The SENSE CDT students ran a hugely successful twitter takeover, you can read it in full below.


Alan Turing Institute – SENSE hackathon
February 5th 2020

Opportunity to join a mini-hackathon event, to build and train a model to classify sea, ice and land from satellite images.


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a scientist?
Dec 15th 2020

Early Career Scientists discussing why they enjoy being a scientist, why they wanted to do a PhD and their favourite parts of their PhDs.


Support for applying for a PhD webinar
Nov 25th 2020

If you are thinking of applying, please watch this webinar and read the follow-up material


How can a PhD help me with my career?
Nov 17th 2020

Thinking of applying for a PhD? Would you like more information on the benefit it can have to your career, or support in applying and interviewing?


Apply to do a PhD with SENSE

We are now advertising 37 exciting projects, for studentships starting in 2021!
Application deadline 10th January.


A Tour of Earth from Space
October 10th 2020

SENSE Manager Ruth Amey and British Antarctic Survey scientist Peter Fretwell took the audience on ‘A Tour of Earth from Space’ for #BeCuriousGoesVirtual


SENSE PhD students off to a flying start as Earth Observation training begins
October 1st 2020

SENSE’s first PhD students have started! Welcome everyone, and we’re looking forward to seeing what science you’ll do!


Call for PhD project proposals
August 2020

We are currently calling for PhD project proposals, to be advertised in Autumn for studentships starting in 2021. The deadline is 18th September and full details on how to submit can be found here.

SENSE will be hosting two mixer events for academics and industry professionals to meet and discuss potential SENSE PhD projects. These virtual mixer events will be held on Mon 17th August at 2pm and Tue 25th August at 10am via videoconferencing, please register your interest here.


June 2020

SENSE co-director Anna Hogg talks to Tim Peake about Earth Observation – 1st June 2020


SENSE co-director Ed Mitchard on Anchor FM
March 2020


Leading Scottish university wins funds for space data research
April 2020

SENSE director Ed Mitchard is featured in The Herald


The SENSE CDT launches!
December 2019

The SENSE Earth Obeservation CDT has launched, and will train 50 experts in Earth Observation over 5 years, with £2.2 million investment from NERC and £3.4 million match funding from the University of Leeds and Edinburgh. Read these press releases by University of Leeds, University of Edinburgh and NERC