Geographical Information Management In Polar Regions: Mediation, Data Sharing And Interoperability by Peter L. PulsiferGeographical Information Management In Polar Regions: Mediation, Data Sharing And Interoperability by Peter L. Pulsifer

Geographical Information Management In Polar Regions: Mediation, Data Sharing And Interoperability

byPeter L. Pulsifer, D. R. Fraser Taylor

Paperback | June 1, 2019

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Geographical Information Management in Polar Regions: Mediation, Data Sharing and Interoperability, Volume 7,reflects on and critically evaluates the historical development of polar data management and information systems, with a particular focus on activities under the recent International Polar Year (2007-2009) and beyond. This historical analysis provides a foundation for a proposed holistic model that considers the complexity of the polar information domain, combining many kinds of data, information and knowledge mediation under an integrated social-environmental-technical construct to support improved understanding and use of the Earth system as a whole.



  • Presents an expert examination of the broad range of opportunities and challenges facing actors (i.e., scientists, governments, NGOs) involved in polar data management and research
  • Features three data mediation case studies
  • Includes the perspectives and practices of indigenous people of the North, offering a new viewpoint on the importance of data sharing in the polar regions
Peter Pulsifer is a research scientist with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), University of Colorado at Boulder where he leads the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic project (ELOKA). His research addresses questions related to the use of computer--based forms of geographic information. He focuses o...
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Title:Geographical Information Management In Polar Regions: Mediation, Data Sharing And InteroperabilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2019Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780128094846

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Developments in Polar Data Sharing, Geographic Information, and Interoperability
3. Interoperability and Mediation Formal ontology
4. Overview to the Polar Domain
5. Case Study 1: Mediation Scientific Data in the Domain Antarctic Environmental Governance (AEG)
6. Case Study 2: Mediation Across Cultures and Knowledge Domains
7. Case Study 3: Mediating in the Context of Arctic Governance and Geopolitics
8. Conclusion