Jon has a wide remit which covers the Citadel Hill building operations and staff, the research infrastructure and the development of the wider knowledge exchange programme. He has particular responsibility for the Education and Training programmes. Jon is the Horizon 2020 Sea Change Co-ordinator (www.seachangeproject.eu) developing Ocean Literacy in Europe.
Jon developed, and is responsible for the Educational Programme of the MBA, including the public Sea Life Survey, the Shore Thing Project and public recording events such as the coastal bioblitz events. He organised and chaired a workshop for European Commission on Transatlantic Ocean Literacy that developed the Sea Change concept. Jon has helped developed the European Marine Sciences Educators Association (EMSEA) with Fiona Crouch and colleagues from across Europe.
He has worked with the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) and sits on several groups including the NBN National Schemes and Societies group and UK-EOF Citizen science group. Jon chairs the Data Archive Centre Working Group and serves on the Executive of the UK’s Marine Environmental Data Information Network (MEDIN)