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Geoffrey Gunn is a Geographer working with IISD’s Water program. He specializes in satellite remote sensing, spatial-temporal analysis, and spatial data visualization. Prior to joining IISD he gained extensive training in Arctic systems science at the University of Manitoba, including field expeditions to Hudson Bay, the Beaufort Sea, and Northeast Greenland. He completed his Master of Science degree at the Centre for Earth Observation Science studying atmospheric and oceanic forcing mechanisms of sea ice in Hudson Bay. Geoffrey also has experience in grassland ecology and biogeography.
- Making Winnipeg a Smart City With New Technologies We asked four members of our Winnipeg team how they would tackle some of Winnipeg’s most pressing issues: This is what they came up with.
- How The World is Using New Technologies for a Sustainable PlanetAcross the globe, innovations from the Internet of Things to Artificial Intelligence are building a sustainable future for all. This beautiful storybook takes you through just a few examples.
- Harnessing the Flow of Data: Fintech opportunities for ecosystem managementThis report explores how new technologies—like big data, the Internet of things, blockchain and artificial intelligence—can support smarter ecosystem management.
- High-tech data needed to stop sewage overflowsFinancial sector technology could help as cities struggle with waste.
- Big Data for ResilienceSummary of a recent event looking at the links between Big Data, resilience and achieving long-term development goals, and the implications for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers.
- Using Financial Technologies for a More Sustainable Planet If you have heard of the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain, then you have probably heard of "fintech." We explore how these financial technologies could be applied to create a more sustainable planet.
- The Social and Environmental Benefits of Manitoba's Community PasturesA total economic value analysis of Manitoba's community pastures, demonstrating the private and public benefits of sustainable grazing management.
- Manitoba Bioeconomy AtlasThe Manitoba Bioeconomy Atlas demonstrates the economic and ecological value of common wetland plants as a marketable feedstock for biomass energy—all with the goal of creating a healthier Lake Winnipeg basin and developing a Manitoba bioeconomy.
- Manitoba Prairie Lakes: Mass balance budget for nutrient management at Pelican Lake, ManitobaThis study documents the variance and relative importance of different nutrient sources and internal lake processes for a Prairie lake (Pelican Lake, Manitoba).
- Big Data: What is it? How Can It Help Advance Sustainable Development?What is big data and how could it help advance sustainable development? We sat down with Geoff Gunn from our Water Program to learn more.
- Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern ManitobaThis report explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin in Canada.
- Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern Manitoba (Summary)This document summarizes a longer report that explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin in Canada.
- IISD Experimental Lakes Area and Climate Change brochureIISD Experimental Lakes Area brings a 47 year (1969–present) history of monitoring climate, water quality and fisheries in a unique whole-ecosystem laboratory setting.