The goal of this effort is to identify current coastal research and management projects taking place in this region. Once identified, we will synthesize the information into a report that documents the ‘project landscape’ for communities facing change, decision-makers navigating change, researchers pursuing projects, and agencies prioritizing where to allocate resources.
In Alaska, average annual statewide temperatures have risen almost 4°F from 1949 to 2005, so Alaskans are already responding to a changing climate. As oceans, landscapes, and ecosystems continue to change in the coming decades. individuals and communities will need tools and information to help them adapt—responding to the current impacts as well as trying to increase resilience to future impacts.