Guest lecture at NERSC by Peter L. Pulsifer

Title of talk: Arctic Observations, Data and Society: Using Systems Science to Enhance Information Flow for Arctic Science, Communities and Sustainability.

Peter L. Pulsifer is Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario Canada
National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder
Chair, IASC-SAON Arctic Data Committee

Dr. Peter Pulsifer is associate professor at Carleton University in Ottawa and research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), where he leads the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic project (ELOKA, His research addresses questions related to the use of geographic information with a particular focus on supporting interoperability: the ability of information systems to readily share information and/or operations. As an applied researcher, Dr. Pulsifer has focused on theory and practice in the context of polar information management. For the last ten year, he has worked closely with members of arctic communities to facilitate the sharing of local observations and Indigenous knowledge.

For almost two decades, Dr. Pulsifer has been active in the coordination of international polar data activities. He has done this through participation in the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, the GEO Cold Regions Initiative, the International Polar Year Data and Information Service and a number of other initiatives. At present, he chairs the Arctic Data Committee, a body of the International Arctic Science Committee and the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks program. Pulsifer co-chairs the Arctic Data team of the U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 11:15