Morven is a Scientist in the Earth Observation and Climate Group, with a focus on the characterisation and application of optical field instrumentation for use in satellite validation and vicarious calibration.
Following her BSc in Earth Science and MSc in Carbon Capture and Storage, Morven worked in the energy industry for several years. Working internationally, often in remote locations, she applied chemical and optical based sampling methods to the exploration of both mining commodities and oil and gas reserves. Joining NPL in 2017 Morven further developed her practical knowledge of climate systems and metrology in the Emissions and Atmospheric Group, before moving to the Earth Observation and Climate Group in early 2020 where she became the main interface between the laboratory and the field teams.
Morven handles the field application of state-of-the-art optical measurement instrumentation at Earth Observation test sites worldwide and links the pre-deployment lab characterisation to the in-situ field application and post-deployment data processing for both vicarious calibration and validation purposes.
She is part of the RadCalNet (European Space Agency) team at NPL, responsible for ensuring the general maintenance and quality assurance of the calibration network site in Namibia, and recently handled the configuration and deployment of the UK’s first HYPERNETS hyperspectral radiometer as part of the developing international validation network. Morven is also a qualified UAV pilot and regularly flies NPL’s Headwall imager over various vegetated sites as part of the FRM4VEG Phase 2 validation project.
In this role Morven is well placed to ensure that robust metrological procedures are followed throughout and that traceability is achieved from the laboratory to real-world satellite application.