Jess Grunblatt is an Information Specialist for the Geographic Information Network of Alaska. Jess manages GINA activities in support of the North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI)and has been Principal Investigator for recent projects such as synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping of North Slope lakes, and ecological subsection mapping on the North Slope. He is also active in developing GINA support for EPSCOR implementation and SDMI.
Jess has broad experience in designing innovative applications of GIS and remote sensing technology to natural resource issues. Prior to joining GINA, Jess worked with the National Park Service as Inventory Coordinator, designing and implementing natural resource inventories for National Parks within Alaska. He has also worked extensively in Kenya establishing a GIS facility in support of wildlife census, environmental assessment as well as development planning. Other work has included projects with the State of Alaska, North Slope Borough, and Exxon Valdez Trustee Council.
Jess received a B.A. from Middlebury College in Environmental Biology and a M.S. from Colorado State University in Natural Resource Management and Remote Sensing.