Katherine Pingree-Shippee, BSc, MSc, PhD

Risk Analyst 2, Climatologist

Katherine Pingree-Shippee earned her Ph.D. at the University of Victoria, where she conducted research in collaboration with the Department of Geography Climate Lab and the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. Her Ph.D. research focused on the seasonal predictability of North American coastal extratropical storm activity using Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Canadian Seasonal to Interannual Prediction System (CanSIPS).

Dr. Pingree-Shippee has previously worked with RSI on contract, contributing to work on updating the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) rainfall intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) guide (CSA Standards PLUS 4013-12 Technical Guide) to include climate change considerations, generating First Nations Community climate profiles for the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR), and completing a climate risk and vulnerability assessment for the Belize Water Sector. Dr. Pingree-Shippee has also represented RSI and provided climatological expertise at a First Nations Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit Training Workshop hosted by the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) and Stantec. Dr. Pingree-Shippee has also researched wave states in the Bering and Chukchi Seas associated with severe storms using NOAA’s ocean wave model WAVEWATCH III. Additionally, Dr. Pingree-Shippee has taught at the university level, including introductory Geography, Climatology, and Hydrology labs and as a sessional instructor for Environmental Geography.