Esther joined CEDA in 2011 as an Earth Observation Data Scientist providing level management support to ESA in the ESA LTDP initiative in addition to data curation and management activities at CEDA. Before transferring to CEDA she worked as an Analyst within STFC (06 -11) working on UK and European research projects aimed at strengthening the long-term reuse and exploitation of scientific data: SCIDIP- ES, ENSURE; SCAPE, PARSE INSIGHT; CASPAR; DCC – SCARP. Her role on these projects involved the provision of research analysis, training and project management. The particular focus of her research was the development of process/information models and methods which support the creation and exploitation of scientific research assets. Responsibilities included writing of project proposal, papers and deliverables.