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Papers

X. Yang, D. Wallom, S. Waddington, J. Wang, A. Shaon, B. Matthews, M. Wilson, Y. Guo, L. Guo, J.D. Blower, A.V. Vasilakos, K. Liu and P. Kershaw, Cloud computing in e-Science: research challenges and opportunities, Journal of Supercomputing, August 2014. [paper]

J.D. Blower, A.L. Gemmell, G.H. Griffiths, K. Haines, A. Santokhee and X. Yang, A Web Map Service implementation for the visualization of multidimensional gridded environmental data, Environmental Modelling and Software, 47, 218-224, September 2013. [paper]

X. Yang, J.D. Blower, L. Bastin, V. Lush, A. Zabala, J. Maso, D. Cornford and P. Diaz and J. Lumsden, An Integrated View of Data Quality in Earth Observation, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 371 (1983), 2012. 20120072. ISSN 1364-503X [paper]

Matteo Turilli, David Wallom, Chris Williams, Steve Gough, Neal Curran, Richard Tarrant, Dan Bretherton, Andy Powell, Matt Johnson, Terry Harmer and Peter Wright and John Gordon, Flexible services for the support of research, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 371 (1983), 2012. 20120067. ISSN 1364-503X [paper]

J.D. Blower and A. Clegg, Fast Regridding of Large, Complex Geospatial Datasets, presented at Com.Geo 2011 and published in ACM conference proceedings [paper]

Fiore, S., Aloisio, G., Fox, P., Petitdidier, M., Schwichtenberg, H., Denvil, S., Blower, J. D. and Cofino and A., The Climate-G testbed: towards large scale distributed data management for climate change, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2011 in: Procedia Computer Science, 4. pp. 567-576, 2011 [paper]

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

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 and D., 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. (ESA Publication WPP-306) [paper]

Pouliquen, S., Hankin, S., Keeley, R., Blower, J. D., Donlon, C., Kozyr, A. and Guralnick and R., 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. (ESA Publication WPP-306) [paper]

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 and A., 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: (ESA Publication WPP-306) [paper]

Gosling S.N., Bretherton D., Haines K. and Arnell N.W., Global hydrology modelling and uncertainty: running multiple ensembles with a campus grid, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A September 13, 2010 368:4005-4021; doi:10.1098/rsta.2010.016.[paper]

J.D. Blower, GIS in the cloud: implementing a Web Map Service on Google App Engine, presented at Com.Geo 2010 and published in conference proceedingsby ACM.[paper] and[presentation]

J.D. Blower, F. Blanc, R. Clancy, P. Cornillon, C. Donlon, P. Hacker, K. Haines, S.C. Hankin, T. Loubrieu, S. Pouliquen, M. Price, T. Pugh and A. Srinivasan, Serving GODAE data and products to the ocean community, Oceanography 22(3) September 2009, pp. 70-79[paper]

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

Jason Holt, James Harle, Roger Proctor, Sylvain Michel, Mike Ashworth, Crispian Batstone, Icarus Allen, Robert Holmes, Tim Smyth, Keith Haines, Dan Bretherton and Gregory Smith, Modelling the global coastal ocean, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A367, 939-51, 2009[paper]

Keith Haines, Leon Hermanson, Chunlei Liu, Debbie Putt, Rowan Sutton, Alan Iwi and Doug Smith, Decadal climate prediction (project GCEP), Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A367, 925-37, 2009[paper]

Dan Bretherton, Jon Blower, Keith Haines and Greg Smith, Running Climate Models on Grids using G-Rex, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A367, 847-53, 2009[paper]

Jon Blower, Keith Haines, Adit Santokhee and Chunlei Liu, Godiva2: Interactive visualization of environmental data on the web, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A367, 1035-9, 2009[paper]

M. Atkinson, D. Britton, P. Coveney, D. De Roure, N. Garnett, N. Geddes, R. Gurney, K. Haines, L. Hughes, D. Ingram, P. Jeffreys, L. Lyon, I. Osborne, R. Perrott, R. Procter, C. Rusbridge, A. Trefethen and P. Watson, Century-of-Information Research (CIR): A Strategy for Research and Innovation in theCentury of Information, [paper] Author posting© Taylor and Francis 2009. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor and Francis for personal use not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Prometheus, Volume 27 Issue 1, pp.27-45, March 2009.doi:10.1080/08109020802657479

Jon Blower, Frederique Blanc, Peter Cornillon, Steve Hankin and Thomas Loubrieu, Underpinning technologies for oceanographic data sharing, visualization and analysis: Review and future outlook, GODAE Final SymposiumNice, 2008 [paper][PPT slides]

Alastair Gemmell, Greg Smith, Keith Haines and Jon Blower, Evaluation of water masses in ocean synthesis products, CLIVAR Exchanges 47 pp. 7-92, 2008 [Download PDF of this issue]

Keith Haines, Jon Blower, Chunlei Liu and Adit Santokhee, Delivering NCOF operational marine data through the Internet, Journal of Operational Oceanography 1(2) pp. 35-39, 2008

Lizzie Froude, Storm tracking with remote data and distributed computing, Computers and Geosciences, 34(11) pp. 1621-1630, 2008 doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2007.11.004

Bryan Lawrence, Philip Kershaw and Jon Blower, Practical access control using NDG security, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 10-13 September 2007pp 262-269, ISBN 978-0-9553988-3-4[download paper]

Jon Blower, Alastair Gemmell, Keith Haines, Peter Kirsch, Nathan Cunningham, Andrew Fleming and Roy Lowry, Sharing and visualizing environmental data using Virtual Globes, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting10-13 September 2007, pp 102-109, ISBN 978-0-9553988-3-4[download paper][PowerPoint slides only][Zipped PPT and movies]

Gregory C. Smith, Keith Haines, Dan Lea, Jon Blower, Alastair Gemmell and Ben McDonald, Reconstructing global ocean variability using a physically-based data assimilation method, Proceedings of the Royal Meteorological Society Conference3-6 September 2007[abstract] (Enabled by OceanDIVA software)

Jon Blower, Andrew Harrison and Keith Haines (2006), Styx Grid Services: Lightweight middlewarefor efficient scientific workflows, Scientific Programming, 14, pp. 209-216 [paper]

Jon Blower and Keith Haines, Building simple, easy-to-use Grids with Styx Grid Servicesand SSH, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 18-21 September 2006[download paper]

L. Bengtsson, K. I. Hodges and E. Roeckner (2006), Storm Tracks and Climate Change, Journal of Climate 19pp. 3518-3543. [download paper](Enabled by Reading Campus Grid)

Keith Haines, Jon Blower, Chunlei Liu and Adit Santokhee, Delivering NCOF operational marine data through the Internet, Proceedings of the IMarEst World Maritime Technology Conference 6-10 March 2006[download paper]

Jon Blower, Andrew Harrison and Keith Haines, Styx Grid Services: Lightweight, easy-to-usemiddleware for scientific workflows, International Conference on Computer Science 2006, and Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3993 996-1003 (2006).DOI: 10.1007/11758532_135

Jon Blower, Keith Haines and Ed Llewellin, Data streaming, workflow and firewall-friendly Grid Services with Styx, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 19-22 September 2005 [download paper] [download presentation]

A. Santokhee, C.L. Liu, J.D. Blower, K. Haines, I. Barrodale and E. Davies, Managing and serving large volumes of gridded spatial environmental data, Proceedings of the 11th EC GI & GIS Workshop, ESDI: Setting the framework 29 June-1st July 2005 [download abstract] [download presentation]

Jon Blower, Keith Haines and Adit Santokhee, Composing workflows in the environmental sciences using Inferno, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 1-3 September 2004 [download paper] [download presentation]

Jon Blower, Keith Haines, Chunlei Liu, Andrew Woolf, Kecheng Liu, Adityarajsingh Santokhee and Ying Zhao, GADS: Using Web Services to access large data sets, Proceedings of UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2-4 September 2003 [download paper]

Woolf, A., Haines, K, Liu and C, A Web Service Model for Climate Data Access on the Grid, International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 17(3) 281-295 (2003) [download]

Books

J.D. Blower, K. Haines and A.L. Gemmell, 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 Ltd.. ISBN 9781118398647 (2013)

Presentations

Alastair Gemmell, Jon Blower, Phil Kershaw, Stephen Pascoe and Ag Stephens, The MashMyData Project - Combining and Comparing Environmental Science Data on the Web, UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, York 27-29 September 2011 [Zipped PPT and movies]

Alastair Gemmell, The importance of communication - data visualisation, The National Centre for Earth Observation early career researchers conference, Swansea 18-20 April 2011 [Zipped PPT and movie] (choose 'save to disk', then extract files, then open PPT)

Alastair Gemmell, Jon Blower, Keith Haines, Stephen Pascoe, Phil Kershaw, Bryan Lawrence, Simon Woodman and Hugo Hiden, The MashMyData Project - Combining and Comparing Environmental Science Data on the Web, UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Cardiff 14-16 September 2010 [PPT slides]

Alastair Gemmell, Jon Blower, Keith Haines and Martin Price, Adopting an Open Approach to Ocean Data Visualisation and Comparison, National Centre for Ocean Forecasting (NCOF) workshop 2010 19-21 April 2010 [Zipped PPT and movies] (choose 'save to disk', then extract files, then open PPT)

Alastair Gemmell, Justin Buck, Keith Haines and Jon Blower, A Prototype Database and Web Portal for Comparing Argo Delayed Mode QC with that of Operational Centres, International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems (IMDIS), Paris 29-31 March 2010 [PPT slides] [video]

Keith Haines, Jon Blower, Alastair Gemmell and Martin Price, Interactive Viewing Services for European Marine Data, ECOOP Annual Meeting, Istanbul 22-24 March 2010 [PPT slides]

G. Aloisio, S. Fiore, M. Petitdidier, P. Fox, S. Denvil, J. Blower, H. Schwichtenberg and R. Barbera, The Climate-G testbed: towards a large scale data sharing environment for climate change, EGU09Vienna. [abstract]

Alastair Gemmell, Jon Blower, Keith Haines, Martin Price, Keiran Millard and Quillon Harpham, The use of Standard OGC Web Services in Integrating Distributed Model, Satellite and In-situ Datasets, EOS Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract IN33F-07 [PPT slides]

Simon Gosling, Dan Bretherton, Nigel Arnell and Keith Haines, The impacts of climate change on global hydrology and water resources, presented at the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting7-9 December 2009, Oxford.[PPT]

Simon Gosling, Dan Bretherton, Nigel Arnell and Keith Haines, Global hydrology modelling and uncertainty: running multiple ensembles with a campus grid, presented at the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting7-9 December 2009, Oxford.[PPT]

Alastair Gemmell and Keith Haines, Comparing Argo QC with that of operational centres, presented at the Argo QC meeting held at Reading 27th Nov 2009. [PDF Slides] (click for presentations by Simon Good on EN3 QC [PPT slides] and Justin Buck on Argo QC [PPTX Slides] from this meeting)

Alastair Gemmell, Jon Blower, Keith Haines, Greg Smith, Martin Price, Andy Saulter, Keiran Millard and Quillon Harpham, Managing and visualising large volumes of environmental data: the work of the Reading e-Science Centre, presented at the 12th ECMWF workshop on meteorological operational systems, ECMWF, Reading, 2-6 November 2009.[Zipped PPT and movies] (choose 'save to disk', then extract files, then open PPT)

Dan Bretherton, Jon Blower and Keith Haines, The NERC Cluster Grid, presented at the NERC Cluster Computing Summer School 2009 8-9 July 2009, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge.[PPT]

Jeremy Tandy, Jon Blower and Chris Little, Met-Ocean applications using geospatial standards, presented at EGU 2009,Vienna. [PDF slides][PPT slides]

Alastair Gemmell, Jon Blower, Keith Haines, Greg Smith, Martin Price, Andy Saulter, Keiran Millard and Quillon Harpham, An Open Approach to Ocean Data Visualisation, presented at the Royal Meteorological Society discussion meeting on The Work of the National Centre for Ocean Forecasting (NCOF)London, 18th February 2009.[Zipped PPT and movies] (choose 'save to disk', then extract files, then open PPT)

Alastair Gemmell, Jon Blower, Keith Haines, Martin Price, Keiran Millard and Quillon Harpham, Integrating Distributed Physical and Biological Marine data using OGC Web Services, Eos Trans. AGU89(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract IN52A-04[Zipped PPT and movies] (choose 'save to disk', then extract files, then open PPT)

Dan Bretherton, Jon Blower and Keith Haines, Grid Remote Execution of Large Climate Models (NERC Cluster Grid), presented at the 3rd ESA Grid and e-Collaboration WorkshopESA-ESRIN, Frascati, 2008[PPT]

Jon Blower, Alastair Gemmell, Andrew Woolf, Dominic Lowe, Arif Shaon, Stephen Pascoe, Keiran Millard and Quillon Harpham, Harmonization of environmental data using the Climate Science Modelling Language, UK e-Science All HandsMeeting, Edinburgh, 2008 [PPT slides]

Dan Bretherton, Jon Blower and Keith Haines, Running Climate Models On The NERC Cluster Grid Using G-Rex, presented at the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 8-11 September 2008, Edinburgh.[PPT]

Alastair Gemmell, Keith Haines, Greg Smith and Jon Blower, Ocean synthesis inter-comparison using OceanDIVA, presented at the Ocean Science Meeting 2-7 March 2008, Orlando, Florida.[zipped PPT and movie] (choose 'save to disk', then extract files, then open PPT)[PPT slides only]

Alastair Gemmell, Jon Blower, Keith Haines and Greg Smith, Using Virtual Globes and a Java web Application to Visualize and Compare Ocean Observations and Model Data, Eos Trans. AGU88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract IN42A-04[Zipped PPT and movies] (choose 'save to disk', then extract files, then open PPT)

Jon Blower, Keith Haines, Chunlei Liu and Alastair Gemmell (2007), Dynamic Quick View, interoperability and the future, presented at the 4th annual MERSEA meeting Rome, April 23-24 [download presentation]

Jon Blower, Dan Bretherton, Keith Haines, Chunlei Liu and Adit Santokhee (2006), Exploring Large Marine DatasetsUsing an Interactive Website and Google Earth, Eos Trans. AGU,87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED23C-08 [abstract][download presentation]

Jon Blower, Keith Haines and Ed Llewellin, Styx Grid Services: lightweight, easy-to-use middleware for e-Science, Presented in the UK e-Science booth at SuperComputingSeattle, 15-17 November 2005[download presentation][download poster]

Adit Santokhee, Jon Blower and Keith Haines, Spatial data activities at the Reading e-Science Centre, presented at the Workshop on Grid middleware and Geospatial standards for Earth System Science data, National e-Science Centre, Edinburgh 6-7 September 2005 [download presentation]

Jon Blower, Keith Haines, Chunlei Liu and Adit Santokhee, GADS: a Web Service for accessing large environmental data sets, presented at EOGEO international workshop, London, June 23-25 2004 [download presentation]

Reports

Haines K, Gemmell A, Price M, Loubrieu T and Pouliquen S, Requirements and Plans for Coastal Information Systems. ECOOP internal report. 2010. [Word Doc]

Price M, Gemmell A, Saulter A, Blower J and Haines K, EuroDESS Ecosystem Health in the North Sea: V1 System and TOP Demonstration. ECOOP internal report. ECOOP internal report. 2009. [Word Doc]

Price M, Gemmell A, Troccoli A, Saulter A, Blower J and Haines K, EuroDeSS Environmental Status Support to North Sea Fisheries Assessment: V1 System and TOP Demonstration. ECOOP internal report. 2009. [Word Doc]

The Environmental e-Science Revolution. The ReSC has published several papers in the recent special issue of Philosophical Transactions A of the Royal Society.Please see the website and flyer (including table of contents) for this issue.Note that all articles in this issue are free to access. (ReSC contributions are listed below.)

ReSC Activity Report, February 2009. This summarizes the ReSC's achievements during the period November 2005-February 2009. [pdf]

Posters

ncWMS: A Web Map Service for multidimensional gridded environmental data, download

Visualising and comparing distributed coastal oceanography model and in-situ date using standards-based web services, [PDF]

Godiva2: Interactive visualization of environmental data on the web, download

OceanDIVA: Ocean Data Inter-comparison and Visualization Application, [PDF]

S. Hankin, J.D. Blower, T. Carval, K. Casey, C. Donlon, O. Lauret, T. Loubrieu, L. Petit de la Villeon, J. Piollè, S. Smith, A. Srinivasan, J. Trinanes and Ø. Godøy, Climate and Forecast (CF) conventionsfor NetCDF - the foundation of GODAE data interoperability, GODAE Final Symposium, Nice, 2008Poster (PDF), and Abstract

"The NERC Cluster Grid", eScience All Hands Meeting, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, 2007 (ReSC booth poster), download

Jon Blower, Dan Bretherton, Keith Haines, Chunlei Liu, Chris Rawlings, Adit Santokhee and Ian Smith (2006), Using Google Earth in Marine Research and Operational Decision Support, Eos Trans. AGU,87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract IN43A-0903[abstract][download poster]

Styx Grid Services: Lightweight, easy-to-use middleware for e-Science, download

Delivering Environmental Web Services (DEWS), non-technical overview (zipped PDF)technical overview (PPT)

The Reading e-Science Centre, download

Grid for Coupled Ensemble Prediction (GCEP), download

Distributed System Diagnostics for Weather and Climate, download

Storing and Manipulating Gridded Data in Spatially-Enabled Databases, download

Workshops

Jon Blower and Stuart Ballard, Google Earth and other geobrowsing tools in the environmental sciences, NIEeSApril 2-3 2007 (website)

Keith Haines and Ag Stephens, Developing applications for real-time environmental data, NIEeS, February 22-23 2005 (website)

Jon Blower, Web Services for environmental applications, NIEeS, January 25-26 2005 (website)

Martin Dove, Stuart Ballard, Martin Keegan, Keith Haines and Jon Blower, Data management in environmental e-Science: particular angles, problems and successes, "Birds of a Feather" session at the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, 1-3 September 2004