Geoffrey Gunn

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.

Additional information

Areas of expertise
Big Data
The Arctic
Staff type
Master of Science, University of Manitoba, 2015
Bachelor of Science (Hons.), University of Regina, 2009