Cole Kelleher

Cole Kelleher

User Services Manager,
U.S. Representative to the Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information

(612) 625-6514

What I Do

As the User Services Manager of the PGC, I act as a liaison to the science community and manage our talented team of User Services staff and students. This consists of identifying new GIS/remote sensing and science/support trends that can help set User Services strategic goals and contributing to PGC’s overall goals as a federally funded science support center.  I also oversee and support PGC’s engagement strategy, working to build and strengthen relationships throughout the variety of communities PGC is and could be a part of.

As the US Representative to the Standing Committee on Antarctic Geospatial Information (SCAGI), I represent US interests and contributions to Antarctic geospatial data and information within the committee and report to the US Delegate to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (US-SCAR, SCAR).

  • Project Management Certificate UMN-14018653, University of Minnesota, 2016
  • 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

My professional interests consist of, but are not limited to: organizational management, geomatics, data visualization, remote sensing, cartography, and design. I am continuously intrigued by the variety of learning opportunities and applications GIS and Remote Sensing offer myself and others, as well as their impacts on a global scale.  I am passionate about Arctic and Antarctic data, science, and environmental preservation and justice.  I recognize that any environmental justice efforts must begin with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion and I strive to work through that lens in all of my work and relationships.


Science on the Ice Ed. 5, 2022
Atlas of a Changing Earth, 2021
TIME Magazine Special Edition: Modern Explorers, 2015