Geographical Information Management in Polar Regions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128094846

Geographical Information Management in Polar Regions, Volume 7

1st Edition

Mediation, Data Sharing and Interoperability

Paperback ISBN: 9780128094846
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 300
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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


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.

Key Features

  • 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


Cartographers, geographers, geologists, geoscientists, environmental scientists, social scientists, and governmental and private organizations representing indigenous people


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