Ag Stephens - CEDA Head of Partnerhips

As Head of Partnerships at the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) I provide a dedicated point of contact with our external partners - including the Met Office and Defra, to ensure that CEDA remains fully engaged with projects that require CEDA's widely acknowledged experience in data curation and online services. The primary functions of my role are (i) project management and liaison, (ii) software development and (iii) operational data management (Met Office datasets).

I also represent the NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre (NCAS BADC) on various Met Office/JWCRP committees. I coordinate specific projects, such as DECC Climate Archives Support and the UK Climate Projections User Interface. I am also a member of the CEDA Management Team overseeing our strategy and development of JASMIN/CEMS, and I am the Senior Line Manager to members of the CEDA team.

I joined the BADC as a Data Scientist in 2002, following a Masters in Atmospheric Sciences at UEA. In 2004, I began a secondment to work remotely at the UK Met Office in Exeter.

During my time at CEDA, I have focussed on developing software, such as the BADC's Data Extractor tool, to facilitate access and manipulation of scientific data. More recently I have been involved in leading the development of the UK Climate Projections (UKCP09) User Interface, aspects of CMIP5 data management and many other collaborative and data-centric activities.

I lead the development of CEDA's COWS Web Processing Service, a standards-based web service to provide synchronous and asynchronous processing capability across the network.

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If you would like to contact me then you can try:

At the Met Office
Met Office,
FitzRoy Road,
EX1 3PB,
United Kingdom.

At the BADC
British Atmospheric Data Centre,
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,
OX11 0QX,
United Kingdom.

Ph: +44 (0)1392 884263 (BADC)

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