Peter Pulsifer

Peter is a specialist in geomatics and cartography and received his Ph.D at Carleton University. His research addresses questions related to the use of geographic information with a particular focus on supporting interoperability. This research theme is highly relevant to his focus on community-based research and consideration of the links between Western scientific and Indigenous Knowledge. Since 2006 his research has focused on working with and addressing priority issues of Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic (i.e. Gwich’in, Yup’ik, Saami), including permafrost thaw.  Peter is the Associate Director of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC), which focuses on the application of geographic information processing and management to the analysis of socioeconomic issues of interest to society at a variety of scales. For almost two decades, he has been active in the coordination of international polar data activities and currently chairs the international Arctic Data Committee, and acts as Technical Co-Lead of the Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability.