Erin Trochim

Research Assistant Professor



  • Climate, Environment and Energy
  • Data Collection and Management
  • Decarbonization
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventories
  • Marine Energy
  • Marine Energy Resource Assessment and Modeling
  • Policy and Global Applications
  • Railbelt
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • Energy for Heating
  • Geospatial Data
  • Arctic Energy Systems
  • Bathymetric, Coastal and Infrastructure Mapping
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geospatial Data


Erin Trochim is a geospatial data scientist developing better data and decisions for energy and its uses in the north.

She values a collaborative approach to research. During 2022, she was a project lead for the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social Good program and is a co-investigator for the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates at ACEP. PredictFest, a hackathon event founded by Trochim, was most recently supported by NSF’s Navigating the New Arctic initiative. She was an inaugural Google Cloud Research Innovator in 2021.

Trochim earned a Ph.D. in remote sensing and hydrology from UAF, supported by a NASA Earth and Space Science graduate fellowship. Her postdoctoral experience included producing permafrost information for policy application through the NSF SEARCH program with the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center. Present energy-related projects include the Railbelt Decarbonization study, the Arctic Energy Atlas, and creating environmental data for marine and hydrokinetic applications.

Trochim is from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Winter is her favorite season; her huskies keep her active with skijoring long distances, which helps during masters ski club training.