Robert E. Blackwell

Postgraduate researcher and independent software consultant

Rob Blackwell


Rob is working on a PhD, Real-time reporting of ecosystem metrics from acoustic sensors on ocean gliders with the British Antarctic Survey, the University of East Anglia and the University of Gothenburg.


Blackwell, R.E., Harvey, R., Queste, B.Y. and Fielding, S., 2019. Colour maps for fisheries acoustic echograms. ICES Journal of Marine Science. (Supplementary software and data.).

Blackwell, R., Harvey, R., Queste, B. and Fielding, S., 2019. Aliased seabed detection in fisheries acoustic data. arXiv preprint arXiv:1904.10736. (Supplementary software.).

Blackwell, R., 2016. Can satellite synthetic aperture radar be used to detect and classify offshore installations?. Cranfield University MSc thesis.


EchoJulia is a set of libraries for working with hydroacoustic data in Julia. With strong support for Simrad EK60 scientific echo sounders, it can be used to plot echograms and undertake various data analyses.


Scientific Computing in the Southern Ocean, invited talk at dev://east 2018.


Rob is available for consulting work on a part time basis.

Family history

My grandfather
Ordinary Telegrapher AER Rowe
World Jamboree 1929


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