Patricia is a scientific project data manager working for the Data Centre in the Flanders Marine Institute in Belgium. She has a scientific background in marine ecology and biodiversity data collection. In the recent years she has been working on the data management of several EU projects helping to make data and metadata available through EU research infrastructures, implementing the FAIR principles. In Blue Cloud she is leading the Phyto and Zooplankton demonstrator, delivering workflows that help to assess the current and future state of plankton communities in the regional and  global ocean.