David K ArcturResearch Fellow, Jackson School of Geosciences
Adjunct Faculty, School of Information
Research Fellow, Center for Research in Water Resources, Cockrell School of Engineering
Dr. David Arctur is a Research Fellow in the Jackson School of Geosciences & Cockrell School of Engineering, and Adjunct Faculty in the Information School at the University of Texas at Austin. His focus of interest is in interoperability of data and models, and digital preservation of physical samples for geosciences research.
Dr. Arctur also serves as Research/Academic Advocate in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards organization, where he was Director of Interoperability Programs from 2008-2012, managing OGC Web Services Testbed projects (OWS-6, OWS-7 and OWS-8). He was involved in OGC standards development since 1996 as a delegate from Laser-Scan and Esri GIS software companies, before joining OGC staff.
Dr. Arctur earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida, and his BS and MS degrees in the study of electrical power systems from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Arctur is a member of AAAS, ACM, GSA, Senior Member of IEEE, and a Life Member of AGU and EGU.
Areas of Expertise
Geographic Information Systems and Database Management Systems, with focus of interest in standards for interoperability of data and models for multidisciplinary geosciences research (water resources, climate, and geohazards in particular). Data and model semantics, and digital preservation of physical samples are crosscutting subthemes of interest.
David K. Arctur, Ph.D.
Dr. David Arctur is a Research Affiliate-Research Fellow involved in the multidisciplinary Center for Integrated Earth System Science (CIESS).
iSchool Newsletter re: D.Arctur's endowments to JSG and iSchool
Article posted 2/28/2014 from an interview about my reasons for creating endowments in JSG and iSchool to improve curation and digital preservation of physical geoscience samples.