- >Ocean-shelf exchange, mixing processes
- >Use of tracers and proxies to track water masses
- >Ocean-atmosphere interaction, particularly wind-driven processes
- >Model development and validation
- >Synthesis of large datasets
- >Application of novel sensors and techniques
- >High latitude oceanography
- >Data visualisation
Oceanographic Data Tool (ODaT): Development of an online GIS data tool which translates the output of NERC oceanographic programmes (including FASTNEt, OSNAP and the Ellett Line) into products which can be used by the wider marine community. Funded by NERC. May 2016-Dec 2017
Past highlight project
Fluxes Across Sloping Topography in the North East Atlantic (FASTNEt). Funded by NERC.
Jones, S.C., Cottier, F.R., Inall, M.E., Griffiths, C. Decadal variability on the European Continental Shelf. Submitted to Progress in Oceanography June 2017.
Painter, S.C., Hartman, S.E., Kivimäe, C., Salt, L., Clargo, N.M., Bozec, Y., Daniels, C.J., Jones, S.C., Hemsely, V.S., Munns, L., Allen, S. (2015). Carbon exchange on the Hebrides Shelf, west of Scotland. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2015JC011599
Jullion, L., Jones, S.C., Naveira Garabato, A.C., Meredith, M.P. (2010). Wind-controlled export of Antarctic Bottom Water out of the Weddell Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L09609, doi:10.1029/2010GL042822
Macdonald, F., Weeks, R.J., Houpert, L., Howe, J A., Jones, S.C. (2016). The Scottish Marine Robotics Facility: use of unmanned vehicles for environmental measurement, monitoring and decision making. Invited paper, 10th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, (CAMS 2016), Trondheim, Norway.
I am a physical oceanographer with specialisms in shallow-sea oceanography, time series analysis and data visualisation.
A recent example of my work is the development of an online data tool in partnership with Marine Scotland, the Navy and BP to increase the value of physical oceanographic data for the marine community.
This tool was successfully employed in the Navy MASSMO-3 autonomous vehicle exercise in 2016 and resulted in a contribution to the Scottish Ocean Climate Status Report.
I am also an expert on the oceanography of waters off the Scottish west coast, and can provide advice on flow pathways, water properties and their relationship with local weather patterns.
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Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society: member since 2016
Challenger Society for Marine Science: member since 2014
Insitute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology: member since 2014
Expert advice to regulators / government
Scottish Ocean Climate Status Report 2017: Contributor
Relevant research expeditions / cruises
DY017, RRS Discovery. October / November 2014, PI: Dr. Stuart Painter (NOC-S). Vessel-Mounted ADCP operator, Sea-Bird CTD processing.
JC88, RRS James Cook. June / July 2013, Hebridean shelf-edge. PI: Prof. Mark Inall (SAMS). Vessel-Mounted ADCP operator.
D376, RRS Discovery. June / July 2012, Celtic Sea. PI: Prof. Mark Inall (SAMS). Vessel-Mounted ADCP operator.
RV Calanus. March 2013. Servicing the Tiree Passage Mooring.
RV Calanus. August 2013. Replacing the Tiree Passage Mooring.
Science demonstrator at NERC 50th Anniversary event, RRS Discovery, London, October 2015
Data visualisation for numerous SAMS and NERC projects
Argyll and Bute Astronomical Club Science Festival, October 2013
Delivery of interactive physics demonstration to 57 high school students, August 2012
SAMS open day science demonstrator, May 2012
2016-present Tranlational Ocean Data Analyst. SAMS
2012-16 Graduate Research Assistant. SAMS
2009-12 Marine Data Scientist. British Oceanographic Data Centre, Liverpool
2007-08 Design Engineer. Finetubes, Plymouth
2016 PhD Marine Science. University of Aberdeen
2009 MSc Oceanography. University of Southampton
2004 BSc Mechanical Design and Manufacture. University of Plymouth