Dr Robert E. Blackwell

Postdoctoral researcher, software developer and consultant.

Rob Blackwell


Having recently completed a PhD at the British Antarctic Survey, and after a varied career in software development, I'm looking for my next challenge. My skills include Julia, Python, data science, geospatial, remote sensing and machine learning. My background is in software development and consultancy. Colleagues have described me as "somebody who can see the forest from the trees". Please contact me if you think I can help you.


Blackwell, R.E, 2020. Real-time reporting of marine ecosystem metrics from active acoustic sensors. University of East Anglia PhD thesis.

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.

Albakour, M. D., Blackwell, R.E., Kruschwitz, U., Lucas, S., 2009. Managing Collaboration Projects using Semantic Email Search. SemSearch 2009, Madrid, Spain.


EchoJulia is a suite 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 acoustic data analyses.


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

Family history

My grandfather
Ordinary Telegrapher AER Rowe
World Jamboree 1929


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