Dr Jon Blower

Technical Director, Reading e-Science Centre

Responsibilities:

Technical Director, Reading e-Science Centre
Coordinator, MELODIES project

Research Interests:

  • Environmental informatics
  • Data visualization
  • Semantic Web and Linked Data

Current Research Projects:

  • MELODIES (Exploiting Open Linked Data)
  • GeoViQua (Deriving and communicating the quality of environmental data)
  • CHARMe (Allowing users to annotate and comment on climate datasets)
  • MyOcean (Developing an infrastructure for disseminating and visualizing European ocean data)

Supervision:

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Recent Publications:

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Number of items: 32.

2014

Blower, J., Alegre, R., Bennett, V. L., Clifford, D., Kershaw, P. J., Lawrence, B., Lewis, J., Marsh, K., Nagni, M., O'Neill, A. and Phipps, R. (2014) Understanding climate data through commentary metadata: the CHARMe project. In: Linking and Contextualizing Publications and Datasets, 26 Sep 2013, Malta, pp. 28-39.

Yang, X., Wallom, D., Waddington, S., Wang, J., Shaon, A., Matthews, B., Wilson, M. , Guo, Y., Guo, L., Blower, J., Athanasios, V. V., Liu, K. and Kershaw, P. (2014) Cloud computing in e-science: research challenges and opportunities. Journal of Supercomputing. ISSN 0920-8542 (In Press)

2013

Blower, J., Gemmell, A., Griffiths, G., Haines, K., Santokhee, A. and Yang, X. (2013) A Web Map Service implementation for the visualization of multidimensional gridded environmental data. Environmental Modelling and Software, 47. pp. 218-224. ISSN 1364-8152 doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.04.002

Blower, J., Haines, K. and Gemmell, A. (2013) The world at one's fingertips: interactive interpretation of environmental data. In: Atkinson, M., Baxter, R., Brezany, P., Corcho, O., Galea, M., van Hemert, J., Parsons, M. and Snelling, D. (eds.) The DATA bonanza: improving knowledge discovery for science, engineering and business. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, pp. 395-416. ISBN 9781118398647 doi: 10.1002/9781118540343.ch19

2012

Yang, X., Blower, J.D., Bastin, L., Lush, V., Zabala, A., Maso, J., Cornford, D., Diaz, P. and Lumsden, J. (2012) An integrated view of data quality in Earth observation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 371 (1983). 20120072. ISSN 1364-503X doi: 10.1098/rsta.2012.0072 (Special Issue S1)

2011

Gemmell, A. L., Barciela, R. M., Blower, J. D., Haines, K., Harpham, Q., Millard, K., Price, M. R. and Saulter, A. (2011) An ECOOP web portal for visualising and comparing distributed coastal oceanography model and in situ data. Ocean Science, 7. pp. 445-454. ISSN 1812-0792 doi: 10.5194/os-7-445-2011

Fiore, S., Aloisio, G., Fox, P., Petitdidier, M., Schwichtenberg, H., Denvil, S., Blower, J. and Cofino, A. (2011) The Climate-G testbed: towards large scale distributed data management for climate change. Procedia Computer Science, 4. pp. 567-576. ISSN 1877-0509 doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2011.04.059

Blower, J. and Clegg, A. (2011) Fast regridding of large, complex geospatial datasets. In: Com.Geo 2011: The 2nd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research & Applications, 23-25 May 2011, Washington D.C., pp. 1-6. (10.1145/1999320.1999350)

2010

Blower, J. D. (2010) GIS in the cloud: implementing a web map service on Google App Engine. In: Com.Geo 2010: The 1st International Conference and Exhibition on Computing for Geospatial Research & Applications, 21-23 June 2010, Washington, D.C., pp. 1-4. doi: 10.1145/1823854.1823893

Hankin, S., Bermudez, L., Blower, J. D., Blumenthal, B., Casey, K. S., Fornwall, M., Graybeal, J., Guralnick, R. P., Habermann, T., Howlett, E., Keeley, B., Mendelssohn, R., Schlitzer, R., Signell, R., Snowden, D. and Woolf, A. (2010) Data management for the ocean sciences - perspectives for the next decade. In: Hall, J., Harrison, D. E. and Stammer, D. (eds.) Proceedings of OceanObs’09: sustained ocean observations and information for society. Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009. ESA. doi: 10.5270/OceanObs09.pp.21 (ESA Publication WPP-306)

Blower, J. D., Hankin, S.C., Keeley, R., Pouliquen, S., de la Beaujardiere, J., Vanden Berghe, E., Reed, G., Blanc, F., Gregg, M.C., Fredericks, J. and Snowden, D. (2010) Ocean data dissemination: new challenges for data integration. In: Hall, J., Harrison, D. E. and Stammer, D. (eds.) Proceedings of OceanObs’09: sustained ocean observations and information for society. Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009. ESA. doi: 10.5270/OceanObs09.pp.05 (ESA Publication WPP-306)

Pouliquen, S., Hankin, S., Keeley, R., Blower, J. D., Donlon, C., Kozyr, A. and Guralnick, R. (2010) The development of the data system and growth in data sharing. In: Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. and Stammer, D. (eds.) Proceedings of OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society. Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009. ESA. doi: 10.5270/OceanObs09.pp.30 (ESA Publication WPP-306)

2009

Blower, J. D., Blanc, F., Clancy, R. M., Cornillon, P., Donlon, C., Hacker, P., Haines, K., Hankin, S. C., Loubrieu, T., Pouliquen, S., Price, M., Pugh, T. F. and Srinivasan, A. (2009) Serving GODAE Data and Products to the Ocean Community. Oceanography, 22 (3). pp. 70-79. ISSN 1042-8275

Gemmell, A., Smith, G., Haines, K. and Blower, J. D. (2009) Validation of ocean model syntheses against hydrography using a new web application. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 2 (2). pp. 29-41. ISSN 1755-8778

Bretherton, D. A., Blower, J. D. and Haines, K. (2009) The NERC Cluster Grid. In: Cluster Computing Summer School 2009, 8th - 9th July 2009, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge. (Unpublished)

Blower, J. D., Haines, K., Santokhee, A. and Liu, C. L. (2009) GODIVA2: interactive visualization of environmental data on the Web. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Part A, 367 (1890). p. 1035. ISSN 1364-503X doi: 10.1098/rsta.2008.0180

Bretherton, D. A., Blower, J. D., Haines, K. and Smith, G.C. (2009) Running climate models on grids using G-Rex. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367 (1890 ). 847 -853. ISSN 1364-503X doi: 10.1098/rsta.2008.0179

2008

Gemmell, A.L., Smith, G.C., Haines, K. and Blower, J.D. (2008) Evaluation of water masses in ocean synthesis products. CLIVAR-Exchanges, 13 (47). pp. 7-9.

Bretherton, D. A., Blower, J. D. and Haines, K. (2008) Running Climate Models On The NERC Cluster Grid Using G-Rex. In: UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2008, 8th-11th September 2008, National e-Science Centre, Edinburgh.

Haines, K., Blower, J.D., Liu, C.L. and Santokhee, A. (2008) Delivering NCOF operational marine data through the Internet. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 1 (2). pp. 35-39. ISSN 1755-8778

Bretherton, D. A., Blower, J. D. and Haines, K. (2008) Grid Remote Execution (G-Rex) of Climate Models. In: The Environmental e-Science Revolution, 7th-8th April 2008, The Royal Society, London.

Bretherton, D., Blower, J. D. and Haines, K. (2008) The NERC Cluster Grid. In: 3rd GRID & e-Collaboration Workshop for the Earth Science Community, 16th-17th January 2008, European Space Agency, ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

2007

Lawrence, B. N., Kershaw, P. and Blower, J. (2007) Practical access control using NDG security. In: UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2007, 10-13 September 2007, Nottingham, UK, pp. 262-269.

Blower, J. D., Gemmell, A., Haines, K., Kirsch, P., Cunningham, N., Fleming, A. and Lowry, R. (2007) Sharing and visualizing environmental data using Virtual Globes. In: UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2007, 10-13 September 2007, Nottingham, UK, pp. 102-109.

Haines, K., Blower, J., Liu, C. and Santokhee, A. (2007) Delivering NCOF operational marine data through the Internet. IMarEst Proceedings (March 2006).

2006

Blower, J.D. and Haines, K. (2006) Building simple, easy-to-use Grids with Styx Grid Services and SSH. In: Proceedings of the IEEE e-Science Conference, Amsterdam, 8pp.

Haines, K., Blower, J.D., Liu, C.L. and Santokhee, A. (2006) Delivering NCOF operational marine data through the Internet. In: Proceedings of the IMarEst World Maritime Technology Conference .

Haines, K., Blower, J.D., Drecourt, J.-P., Liu, C.. , Vidard, A., Astin, I. and Zhou, X. (2006) Salinity assimilation using S(T) relationships. Part 1: Theory. Monthly Weather Review, 134. pp. 759-771.

Blower, J.D., Harrison, A. and Haines, K. (2006) Styx Grid Services: lightweight, easy-to-use middleware for scientific workflows. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3993. pp. 996-1003. ISSN 0302-9743 doi: 10.1007/11758532_135

Blower, J. D., Harrison, A.B. and Haines, K. (2006) Styx grid services: lightweight middleware for efficient scientific workflows. Scientific Programming, 14 (3-4). pp. 209-216. ISSN 1875-919X

2005

Blower, J.D., Haines, K. and Llewellyn, E. (2005) Data streaming, workflow and firewall-friendly Grid Services with Styx. In: Proceedings of the UK e-science Meeting, 19th-22nd September, Nottingham.

2003

Blower, J.D., Keating, H.M. and Phillips, J.C. (2003) The evolution of bubble size distributions in volcanic eruptions. J. Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 120. pp. 1-23.

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