Hi, I am Julia. I am a consultant and project manager who works across strategy, user engagement and innovation of open Earth data. My work is in the intersection between data providers and users aiming to make large volumes of Earth data better accessible and used. For the past eight years, I have worked together with a range of leading companies and intergovernmental organisations in the Earth Observation domain to drive data innovation and uptake.

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Consultant and Project manager - Data strategy, innovation and capacity-building

I help data organisations to increase the use of their data and data services by consulting different user communities and developing training on access, analysis and application examples of Earth data. I regularly speak at conferences about reproducibility, interoperability of data systems, emerging technologies and Earth data users. I also run workshops, mainly on Earth data analysis with Python and Jupyter notebooks.

Projects I have been working on recently:

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.