Omar Gates is a Climatologist for the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA). Gates provides climate information and data to researchers and decision-makers throughout the Great Lakes region, and through these engagements, he translates the climate science for informing adaptation planning in the agricultural and municipal sectors. In addition to working with practitioners, Gates supervises undergrad and graduate students in their applied climate work.
As GLISA’s Tribal Liaison, he helps integrate Western Sciences with Indigenous Knowledges for the adaptation practices of Great Lakes Tribes and Tribal organizations. These experiences cultivate the valuable lessons of maintaining trust and strengthening relationships with Tribal communities.
Much of his outreach work involves presenting and networking at various conferences and workshops related to climate science and adaptation. He has received both his Master of Science in Atmospheric Science and Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of Michigan.
Phone: (734) 615-2214