Policy Advisor – Data and Technology
Geoffrey is a geographer in IISD's Water Program.
His research focuses on applications of technology to enhance policy in the water sphere, from improving management of big scientific data to the social frameworks we need to empower people with new innovations. He is currently exploring the potential for new technologies to improve the connection between communities and their water, and how public and private organizations can successfully turn their data into smarter decisions. The projects that Geoff manages include the Manitoba Bioeconomy Atlas, IISD Experimental Lakes Area’s long-term whole-ecosystem dataset and an upcoming project exploring artificial intelligence and big-ecosystem data.
Geoff completed his MSc. at the University of Manitoba exploring sea ice-atmosphere-ocean interactions in the Canadian Arctic.
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- 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.
- 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.