Norman Shippee, Ph.D., is the Canadian Technical Lead for Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation and Senior Climate Scientist at Stantec Consulting, based in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a Climatologist with extensive research and climate risk assessment experience. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Victoria and was a postdoctoral research associate at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. Norm has over 10 years of experience in the climate and meteorology field, through teaching, research, climate analytics and projections, risk and resiliency assessments (using Engineers Canada’s PIEVC Protocol and other methodologies that conform to international ISO standards), adaptation planning, facilitating stakeholder engagement, and workshop delivery. Additional areas of expertise include radar and satellite meteorology, forecasting, climate modelling, and assessing the impacts of extreme weather through climate forensics.
Dr. Shippee has worked with a wide array of clients across the international, federal, provincial, municipal, and private sectors to handle climate risks to their assets, services, and business needs. His primary contribution to building better communities is in bridging the gap between analytical science and end-user needs by engaging stakeholders and using the input to develop tailored solutions to extreme weather and future climate uncertainty. He is also an experienced facilitator for climate resiliency, risk, and vulnerability assessments worldwide.