Peter Kerins

Research Analyst, Research, Data, and Innovation


Peter is a Research Analyst in the Research, Data, and Innovation department. Peter's duties are research-oriented, with work in the Water, Ocean, and Cities programmatic areas. He is also part of signature institutional initiatives Resource Watch and Data Lab.

At WRI, Peter has leveraged machine learning techniques and remote sensing data to model and map various dimensions of urban spaces: land use and land cover; heat absorption and surface reflectivity; green cover and tree canopy. Within the Water, Peace & Security partnership, he is part of the team behind the Global Early Warning Tool for forecasting resource-driven conflict.

Previously, Peter worked in ocean governance, where he analyzed shipping, fishing, and naval activity to identify the impacts of piracy and the efficacy of policy responses. Peter has an M.A. degree from the Josef Korbel School for International Studies at the University of Denver, and B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin.

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