Hi, I am Julia and I am a geospatial data consultant, PhD candidate and community builder on a mission to make open meteorological, climate and atmospheric data better accessible. My work is in the intersection between data users and data providers. I am a strong believer in the leverage of open-source geospatial software and in bringing different Earth Science communities together in order to make the best use of open geospatial data.
You can find me on Twitter, GitHub and LinkedIn.

  • Geospatial data consultant

    I do consultancy work on open geospatial data and software and user engagement and I run workshops, mainly on interactive (geo-)spatial data analysis, with Jupyter notebooks, Python and R.
    Projects I have been working on recently:

  • PhD research

    I pursue a PhD at the Faculty of Geography at University of Marburg, in collaboration with ECMWF. My research is in the interface of open climate and meteorological data, user requirements, Big data technologies and cloud computing. I am interested how big data technologies, such as Apache Spark or dask, can be leveraged in order to provide efficient geospatial data services on the cloud.

  • Community builder

    I initiated the Women in Geospatial network, a professional network for women in the geospatial domain to promote gender diversity in the geospatial field. I am a co-founder and currently the 1st board member of the NGO Glocal LifeLearn e.V.. We are supporting education initiatives worldwide, aiming to give disadvantaged children access to education. In 2017, I was one of the main organisers of the OpenDataHack @ECMWF. A weekend-long hackathon putting open data from Copernicus and ECMWF in the spotlight.