John has recently moved from the Met Office where he was Head of the Ocean Forecasting R&D department with responsibility for developing models and satellite analyses for short-range ocean monitoring and forecasting.
His background is in shelf seas modelling and his research has primarily been the development of ocean models, originally POLCOMS and then NEMO.
Prior to his career at the Met Office John worked for the Natural Environmental Research Council at Plymouth Marine Laboratory as a mathematical modeller in a biogeochemistry modelling team with the primary responsibility for implementing marine dynamical models.
GOOS Steering Committee
SG OOIS - WMO Study Group on Ocean Infrastructure Systems
WMO JET-EOSDE – Working Group on the Rolling Review of Requirements
NERC Constructing a Digital Environment Expert Network – UK Senior Expert
Mercator Ocean International Management Board
National Partnership for Ocean Prediction Co-Chair
EuroGOOS Science Advisory Working Group
NOOS Steering Committee Member
OceanPredict Advisory and Sponsors (OPAS) Group co-Chair