European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Julia Wagemann is currently a Visiting Scientist at ECMWF, a PhD candidate at University of Marburg and a freelance Geospatial data consultant. Prior to starting her PhD and consultancy work, she has worked at the European Space Agency and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). At ECMWF, she investigated how meteorological and climate data can be accessed and analysed on-demand based on OGC services. This experience, in the intersection between ECMWF as a data provider and data users, showed her that the current potential of open Earth data is not fully exploited as users often struggle to discover, download, handle and process the data. Thus, she is very passionate about making open meteorological and climate data better accessible and moving away from pure download services to more on-demand cloud-based data services. Her research focuses on how user-friendly, scalable data services can be set up based on cloud services and Big Data technologies.
She regularly engages with data users and the geospatial data community. She gives workshops on accessing and analysing open meteorological and climate data with Jupyter notebooks, Python and R. She was one of the main organisers of the OpenDataHack @ECMWF, coordinates the ECMWF Summer of Weather Code (ESoWC), a programme that promotes the development of weather-related open-source software and is a co-founder of the Women In Geospatial network.