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Scientists at NSIDC

Peter Pulsifer

Postdoctoral Research Associate
PhD, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Specialties [top]

Establishment of data management and sharing protocols; understanding terminology related to traditional and community-based knowledge; and the development of web-based mapping and visualization applications

Current Projects [top]

Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA)

Inuit Knowledge, Data Management, Stewardship and Representation

Inuit Sea Ice Use and Occupancy Project (ISIUOP)

Semantic Sea Ice Interoperability Initiative

Activities [top]

Member, American Geophysical Union

Member, Association of American Geographers

Member, Canadian Association of Geographers

Member, Canadian Institute of Geomatics

Member, Canadian Committee on Antarctic Research

Canadian Representative, Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management

Participant and Canadian Representative, Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Participation in conceptualizing the IPY Data and Information Service

Publications [top]

2012

Pulsifer, P., S. Gearheard, H. Huntington, M. A. Parsons, C. McNeave, H. McCann. 2012. The role of data management in engaging communities in Arctic research: Overview of the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA). Polar Geography, doi:10.1080/1088937X.2012.708364.

2011

Gearheard, S., H. Huntington, M. Parsons, C. McNeave and P. Pulsifer. 2011. Exchanging and Sharing Knowledge with Local Stakeholders – ELOKA. In Understanding Earth's Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008, eds. I. Krupnik, I. Allison, et al., 581-584. Edmonton, Alberta: CCI Press.

Pulsifer, P. L., G. L. Laidler, D. R. Fraser Taylor, and A. Hayes. 2011. Towards an Indigenist data management program: reflections on experiences developing an atlas of sea ice knowledge and use. The Canadian Geographer 55(1): 108-124, doi:10.1111/j.1541-0064.2010.00348.x.

2010

Pulsifer, P. L., D. R. F. Taylor, and G. Laidler. 2010. Creating an online cybercartography atlas of Indigenous sea ice knowledge and use. In SIKU: Arctic Residents Document Sea Ice and Climate Change: Assessing Arctic Environmental and Social Change, ed. Igor Krupnik, Claudio Aporta, Shari Gearheard, Lene Kielsen Holm, and Gita Laidler. Berlin: Springer.

2009

Pulsifer, P. L. 2009. Sensor webs: A tool for using and archiving observations of polar environments. Newsletter of the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management.

2008

Pulsifer, P. L., A. Hayes, J. P. Fiset, and D. R. F. Taylor. 2008. An education and outreach atlas based on geographic infrastructure: Lessons learned from the development of an on-line polar atlas. Geomatica 62(2): 169-188.

Pulsifer, P. L., A. Hayes, J.-P. Fiset, and D. R. F. Taylor. 2008. An open source development framework in support of cartographic integration. In International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet, ed. M. Peterson, 165-185. Berlin: Springer.

Lauriault, T. P., D. R. F. Taylor, and P. L. Pulsifer. 2008. Will today's internet maps be available tomorrow? The preservation and archiving of the Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica through participatory action research. In International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet, ed. M. Peterson, 417-436. Berlin: Springer.

2007

Lauriault, T., B. L. Craig, D. R. F. Taylor, and P. L. Pulsifer. 2007. Today's data are part of tomorrow's research: Archival issues in the sciences. Archivaria 64: 123-179.

Pulsifer, P., and D. R. F. Taylor. 2007. Spatial data infrastructures: Implications for sovereignty in the Canadian Arctic. Meridian (Newsletter of the Canadian Polar Commission) Spring/Summer: 1-5.

2006

Parush, A., P. L. Pulsifer, K. Philip, and G. Dunn. 2006. Understanding through structure: The challenges of information and navigation architecture in cybercartography. Cartographica 41(1): 21-34.

Pulsifer, P. L., S. Caquard, and D. R. F. Taylor. 2006. Toward a new generation of community atlases—The Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica. In Multimedia Cartography, Second Edition, ed. W. Cartwright, M. Peterson, and G. Gartner, 195-216. Springer-Verlag.

2005

Pulsifer, P. L., A. Parush, G. Lindgaard, and D. R. F. Taylor. 2005. The development of the Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica. In Cybercartography: Theory and Practice, ed. D. R. F. Taylor, 461-490. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Pulsifer, P. L., and D. R. F. Taylor. 2005. The cartographer as mediator: Cartographic representation from shared geographic information. In Cybercartography: Theory and Practice, ed. D. R. F. Taylor, 149-179. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Baulch, S., R. MacDonald, P. L. Pulsifer, and D. R. F. Taylor. 2005. Cybercartography for education: The case of the Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica. In Cybercartography: Theory and Practice, ed. D. R. F. Taylor, 491-515. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Pulsifer, P. L. 2005. Antarctic data management and geographic information. In Newsletter for the Canadian Antarctic Research Network, May 2005, 19: 12.

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