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Associate Director, Digital Ocean



Jon joined NOC in 2022 as Head of Ocean Informatics, before moving into the role of Associate Director for Digital Ocean in July 2023. Jon is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Digital Ocean division, ensuring that it is recognised as an indispensable enabler of all NOC science and the resulting societal benefit.

Before joining NOC, Jon worked at the University of Reading, most recently as CTO of the Institute for Environmental Analytics, where he managed an interdisciplinary team of software developers, data scientists, meteorologists and climate scientists, working with partners in government and industry to create new capabilities for data-driven decision-making. Prior to this, Jon worked for several years in marine informatics in the Department of Meteorology, working on various projects including MyOcean (which later transitioned into the Copernicus Marine Service), in which he led the development of the data visualisation services. He holds a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Bristol, and a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

Jon’s particular areas of expertise include:

  • Supporting real-world decision-making through marine data, e.g. through Digital Twins
  • Data analytics, including Big Data processing
  • Data visualisation
  • Data management, standards and interoperability
  • High Performance Computing

For more details and publications, please see Jon's ORCID profile.