John Maurer

M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006
B.A., Stanford University, 1999

E komo mai! (Welcome!) As a programmer and data manager at the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), I create or configure Web interfaces and other services that provide scientific oceanographic data from a variety of sources, including satellite remote sensing, forecast models, and in situ observations (buoys, moorings, gliders, etc.) primarily for the region surrounding Hawaiʻi. Given my background as a geographer and my experience with geographic information systems (GIS), I also work on projects related to online mapping and data visualization. I enjoy making complex scientific geospatial data easier to access, use, and understand, and strive to bridge the gap between science and the general public.

On a personal note, I'm originally from St. Louis (near historic Route 66), studied music at Stanford University, am an avid jazz and blues fan, love all things latin (food, music, español), and live in Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu with my wife, Kasey Barton, and our children Desmond and Zora. During pau hana (after work), I enjoy hitting the beach with my ʻohana (family) or playing mele (music) on the piano. Aloha!

Last Updated: February 7, 2012
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