Hi, I am Julia and I am an independent consultant, PhD candidate and community builder on a mission to make Earth system data better accessible and used.
For the past six years, my work has been in the intersection between data providers and users, resulting in a strong ability to translate user needs into a compelling vision for stakeholder engagement, training services and business development. I am a strong believer in open-source geospatial software and in bringing different Earth Science communities together in order to make the best use of Earth system data.
Independent consultant - Geospatial data and systems
I do consultancy work on Earth System data and systems as well as user engagement. I run workshops, mainly on Earth System data analysis with Python and Jupyter notebooks.
Projects I have been working on recently:
- Manage and coordinate the innovation program ECMWF Summer of Weather Code (ESoWC) programme, an online coding programme to develop weather-related open-source software.
- Support Copernicus services at ECMWF with training needs by developing Jupyter-based learning modules
- Support with the implementation of ‘ECMWF Open Data (real-time)’ by consulting commercial cloud providers offering public dataset programs
- Development of practical tutorials and How-To Guides for the Copernicus Climate Data Store Toolbox.
- ERA5 in Google Earth Engine: Development of a geospatial processing and ingestion pipeline, to make a subset of the Copernicus climate reanalysis ERA5 dataset available as part of Google Earth Engine’s public data catalog.
EUMETSAT, Germany (in collaboration with MEEO s.r.l)
- Design, coordinate and implement educational Jupyter notebook modules on Machine Learning examples with Earth Observation data as part of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Earth Monitoring MOOC by EUMETSAT/ECMWF/Mercator Ocean - starting 18 October 2021.
- Support with stakeholder consultations and training activities by developing Jupyter-based learning modules for atmospheric composition data, conducting user training (in-person and online) and surveys.
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), USA
- Support the Disasters pilot 2021 through conducting interviews with leading Earth Observation cloud and analytics platform providers.
I pursue a PhD at the Faculty of Geography at University of Marburg on ‘Cloud-based services for Big Earth data: user requirements, interoperability and training needs’.
Publications related to my dissertation:
- Wagemann, J., Siemen, S., Seeger, B. & J. Bendix (2021): Users of open Big Earth data - An analysis of the current state. Computers and Geosciences 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2021.104916
- Wagemann, J., Siemen, S., Seeger, B. & J. Bendix (2021): A user perspective on future cloud-based services for Big Earth data. International Journal of Digital Earth 2021. doi:10.1080/17538947.2021.1982031
Leadership, Awards and Community Engagement
- Featured as one of 31 ‘Champions of a Sustainable World’ as part of the book Women and GIS, Volume 3 published by ESRI Press
- Selected as one of 100 participants worldwide for Homeward Bound, a year-long leadership program for women in STEMM
- Member of the Organising Committee - New Space Workshop - Europe - Open Geospatial Consortium
- Program track Co-Chair Posters - JupyterCon 2020
- Co-Founder and Member of the Board - Women+ in Geospatial network - A professional network to promote gender diversity in the geospatial industry and academia. Join us!
- Co-Founder - Glocal LifeLearn e.V. - A NGO that is supporting education initiatives worldwide, aiming to give disadvantaged children access to education.
- Organiser - OpenDataHack @ECMWF - A weekend-long hackathon putting open data from Copernicus and ECMWF in the spotlight.