Erin Trochim

DSSG 2023 Project Lead


Research Assistant Professor, Alaska Center for Energy and Power, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Erin is a geospatial data scientist with a strong interest in decision making focused on energy and northern applications. She received her interdisciplinary PhD from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a focus on Remote Sensing & Hydrology. Her postdoc with the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center included work with the NSF SEARCH program to make permafrost information accessible for policy applications. Currently, her projects focus on energy needs in Alaska including cost estimates of transmission lines across the pan-Arctic, creating environmental data for marine and hydrokinetic applications and the Railbelt Decarbonization study. Erin is excited to return to the DSSG program to follow-up with developing estimates for heating and cooling needs in Alaska using heat pumps.