Eddie Oldfield

Eddie Oldfield owns Spatial Quest Solutions a consulting company focused on geospatial solutions and applied research.  Eddie is an individual member of Open Geospatial Consortium. He helped in the formation of the OGC Energy and Utilities Domain Working Group and is Co-Chair of the OGC Health Domain Working Group. He also Chairs the QUEST New Brunswick Caucus as part of QUEST working to implement Integrated Community Energy Solutions across Canada.  He is a member of the Resilient Communities Working Group, under Canada’s National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Safety Canada, advancing resilient community planning initiatives in alignment with the United National International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Hyogo Framework for Action.

Previously, he worked as Director of the New Brunswick Climate Change Hub, funded by federal and provincial governments (12 years). During that time he coordinated web-based projects mapping environmental and health indicators for chronic respiratory illness programs and a cross-border pandemic influenza exercise, with funding from Canadian and US Governments. Nominated by Federation of Canadian Municipalities, he received a Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his community-based efforts. Mr. Oldfield completed his undergraduate studies with Interdisciplinary Honours at St-Thomas University, with awards for Model UN work. He studied Geographic Information Systems at Ryerson University; Communications and Marketing at Concordia University; Music and Theory at McGill University; after obtaining a DEC in Creative Arts at Marianopolis College in 1997.