Julia Barrott is a Research Fellow, and a Knowledge Manager for the global weADAPT knowledge-sharing platform for climate change adaptation and related issues. She also assists the Head of Knowledge Management at SEI. Julia joined SEI Oxford in December 2015.
Julia’s work blends capacity building, research, and tool development to advance climate services, knowledge management, and knowledge brokering for climate action. This includes supporting the development of the weADAPT platform; fostering collaborations and interoperability between online climate-related knowledge platforms globally; and developing new tools, systems and approaches to make knowledge more findable, useful and usable.
She also supports the development of the TR2AIL tool, which enbles users to track, reflect upon, and reduce their air travel where possible. In addition, she is exploring the potential for combining machine learning and earth observation to contribute to landscape-scale environmental monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.
Julia holds an MSci in Environmental Geoscience from Imperial College London and a DPhil in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford. Her postgraduate research focused on reconstructing past climate change in northwest Africa from speleothem geochemistry.