Cole Kelleher

Cole Kelleher

Satellite Tasking Coordinator

(612) 625-6194

What I Do

As Satellite Tasking Coordinator at the PGC, I act as a liaison to the science community for new satellite imagery tasking requests. I also prepare satellite imagery for delivery, assist in training researchers and students, and help plan and prepare for each field season. I also compose general reference and thematic maps to support polar researchers and logistical operations for the Arctic and Antarctic. In addition to map support, I assist in the maintenance and management of a wide range of data products and datasets. While on The Ice, my duties consist largely of onsite map production, providing logistics support, assisting in ground control collection, and a variety of other tasks which fulfill our role as a National Science Foundation funded center for polar science support.

Education
  • Master of Geographic Information Science (GIS), University of Minnesota, 2012
  • B.S. Land Surveying and Mapping Sciences with a Minor in GIS, St. Cloud State University, 2010
Interests

My professional interests consist of, but are not limited to: geomatics, geovisualization, cartography, and design. I am continuously intrigued by the variety of learning opportunities and applications GIS offers to myself and others, as well as its impact on a global scale. My personal interests are comprised of human and cultural studies, eastern and western philosophy, art and design, and geography. My hobbies include traveling, hiking, camping, biking, photography, video composition and editing, reading a multitude of books, painting, playing guitar, listening to music, learning in general, and spending time with friends and family.