The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a network of European organisations working together to observe the oceans, to make the collected marine data freely available and interoperable, to create seamless data layers across sea-basins and to distribute the data and data products through the Internet. The primary aim of EMODnet is to unlock existing but fragmented and hidden marine data and make them accessible for a wide range of users including private bodies, public authorities and researchers.
Jula is a writer and multimedia content specialist, having managed the development of interactive educational and e-learning products for a variety of large-scale projects delivered to both the school and adult training markets. In a career spanning twenty years, she has provided communication and editorial support, as well as creative and project management for companies in the technology, science, film, travel, and educational sectors including Phoenix/Sony Pictures, Random House Worldview Systems, Riverdeep Interactive Learning (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and Universal Vivendi/Havas Interactive. She has worked on licensed brand computer games from Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network and Lucas Film, and started her career at Electric Arts in customer and community support.
Jula found a love of science when working on educational content and products for science curriculum. In recent years she has been providing Marine and Earth Observation science researchers with proposal and communication support, as well as business development and marketing services for start-ups. She holds an MA in Film and Digital Media from the John Huston School of Film at the National University of Ireland, Galway and a BA from the School of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. Originally from California, Jula is an Irish Citizen who has had the opportunity to live in Ireland, Italy, Germany and now in Belgium where she happily joined the Seascape team in March 2023 as senior communication officer. In this role, Jula will be involved in Seascape Belgium’s communication, dissemination and outreach activities across a range of European research and coordination projects.