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JASMIN Conference 2018


The third JASMIN user Conference on Advanced Computing for Environmental Science was held on 27th June 2018 at Milton Hill House, with additional training workshop sessions on the following day at JASMIN's host institution, the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) on 28th June 2018, with attendees from universities and research institutions across the UK and further afield. 

Selected conference presentations are available to download or watch in video form from the links within the programme below. 

Conference programme

Day 1 Wednesday 27 June 2018  Presentation Video
09:15 Arrivals, registration & refreshments    
09:45 Welcome and opening, Prof. Tony Hey, Chief data scientist at STFC scientific computing department  
10:00 Plenary session 1: Update on JASMIN Phase 4 & what this means for users    
  The changing nature of JASMIN, Prof. Bryan Lawrence, NCAS, University of Reading  
  JASMIN Infrastructure as of Phase 4, Jonathan Churchill, STFC Scientific Computing Department  
  Storage improvements as of Phase 4, Dr. Matt Pritchard, STFC RAL Space / CEDA  
  New capabilities and the evolution of services on JASMIN, Phil Kershaw, STFC RAL Space / CEDA  
11:00 Plenary session 2: Climate & Atmospheric Science     
  Climate program usage of JASMIN, Sarah Sparrow. University of Oxford  
  The production of Near Real Time and 20+ year height-resolved ozone data from GOME-class instrument, Barry Latter. STFC RAL Space  
  High Resolution Climate Modelling Analysis on JASMIN, Benoit Vanniere. NCAS Reading  
  NPL's Use of the JASMIN Supercomputer Facility for Earth Observation and Climate Research, Andrew Banks. National Physical Laboratory NPL  
  Earth system modelling in New Zealand enabled by JASMIN, Jonny Williams. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research(NIWA). New Zealand
12:30 Lunch
Coffee / posters / networking


  1. JULES users at University of Exeter Carolina Duran Rojas, University of Exeter
  2. The NAME-on-JASMIN facility for the atmospheric research community Andrew Jones
  3. Migrating a Sentinel Analysis Ready Data workflow from AWS to JASMIN, Cathy Jin, JNCC 
  4. Can geoengineering be optimised? A 'big data' thesis project. Thomas Hornigold
  5. Use of Machine Learning Algorithms for the Predictions of Atmospheric Attenuation to Satellite Commumication Systems Charilaos Kourogiorgas and Spiros Ventouras
  6. NCAS Computational Modelling Services Annette Osprey 
  7. PRIMAVERA Data Management and Analysis using JASMIN Jon Seddon, Ag Stephens and Malcolm Roberts 
  8. Sentinel 3 SLSTR Monitoring and Analysis System Ed Polehampton, Steve Donegan, Dave Smith, Mireya Etxaluze and Caroline Cox 
  9. Virtual Workspaces for the IPCC 6th Assessment Martin Juckes, Charlotte Pascoe, Martina Stockhause, Anna Pirani, Tim Waterfield and Ag Stephens 
  10. The EUSTACE project: delivering global, daily information on surface air temperature, Alison Waterfall on behalf of EUSTACE team 
  11. Summer convective precipitation over the UK and Europe from a regional weather projection,  Alan Gadian
  12. The ESA CCI Open Data Portal,  F. Done, K. Halsall, A. Waterfall, V.Bennett, P. Kershaw and C. Farquhar 
13:30 Plenary session 3: Innovation & Collaboration on JASMIN    
  The NERC Data Labs Initiative, James Downing. Tessella  
  Using JASMIN as the Storage infrastructure for the CEDA Archive, Sam Pepler. STFC RAL Space / CEDA  
  Building a Web Processing Service to run NAME-on-JASMIN, Teri Forey. University of Leicester  
  Analysis Ready Data - standards and environmental applications in government, Ulric Wilson. JNCC  
  Met Office collaboration and JASMIN - Current Use and Future Plans, Roger Milton. Met Office  
15:15 Round table discussion    
  • Sharing your impact stories with the JASMIN team
  • Installing software on JASMIN
  • Essential climate variables (ECV) processing
  • Porting and executing workflows on JASMIN
  • 'I want to move my application to JASMIN, what services should I use?'
  • Data discovery, visualisation and distribution
14:45 Coffee / posters / networking    
16:45 Plenary session 4: Land and Environment    
  Exploitation of JASMIN architecture for multi-mission land surface temperature, Emma Dodd. University of Leicester  
  COMET-LiCSAR: Automatic InSAR processing of Sentinel-1 products on JASMIN, Nicholas Greenall, University of Leeds  
  Processing NERC Airborne Research Facility Data using JASMIN, Daniel Clewley, Plymouth Marine Laboratory  
17:45 Coffee / posters / netorking / further discussion    
18:00 Close of JASMIN2018 conference    
Day 2 Thursday 28 June 2018 Presentation Tours
09:15 Arrivals, registration, refreshments    
10:00 Workshop session 1    
  Interactive computing Fatima Chami, STFC RAL Space / CEDA  
  Porting processing to the LOTUS batch cluster Fatima Chami, STFC RAL Space  
11:00 Coffee and networking    
11:30 Workshop session 2    
  Storage system Matt Pritchard, STFC RAL Space / CEDA  
  Cloud computing Phil Kershaw, STFC RAL Space / CEDA

  1. Demo-video: Accounts Portal
  2. Demo-video: Make a VM
  3. Demo-video: Make a VM and attach storage
  4. Demo-video: Move attached storage between VMs
  5. Demo-video: Webserver on VM
13:00 End 

JASMIN 2017 previous conference 

The second JASMIN Conference was held at RAL on 27/28 June 2017.  
"- Excellent plenary sessions that stimulated lots of conversation, focussed really well on different Jasmin use cases and were very well delivered by the range of speakers -" Delegate feedback