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.

You can find me on Twitter, GitHub and LinkedIn.

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:


EUMETSAT, Germany (in collaboration with MEEO s.r.l)

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), USA

  • Support the Disasters pilot 2021 through conducting interviews with leading Earth Observation cloud and analytics platform providers.

PhD research

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:

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.