Webinars

A Collaboration with Rural Alaskans: The Driftwood Harvest in a Changing Climate

Dr. Chas Jones, ORISE Post-doctoral Research Fellow, US Environmental Protection Agency

This study examined flood events in the Yukon River with the goal of understanding how actual or perceived changes in driftwood availability are related to river hydrology and how future changes in hydrology may affect the driftwood harvest.

Adapt Alaska: Collaborative Approaches To Addressing Climate Adaptation Planning

Davin Holen, Coastal Community Resilience Specialist, Alaska Sea Grant

Adapt Alaska is a website developed by a collaborative to create a space for discussion between communities, tribes, agencies, and nonprofits to enable communities to successfully adapt to rapidly changing landscape, ocean, & climate conditions across AK.

Alaska Climate Dispatch: A State-Wide Seasonal Summary and Outlook

John Walsh, International Arctic Research Center; Sarah Trainor, ACCAP; and Gerd Wendler, Alaska Climate Research Center

The quarterly Alaska Climate Dispatch will provide seasonal weather and climate summaries as well as Alaska weather, wildfire, and sea ice outlooks in one easily accessible document.

April 2017 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefings

Rick Thoman, National Weather Service

Rick will present a "Feature-of-the-Month" special addition in which each month he will highlight a topic relevant to the particular month, review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the CPC forecast.

Assessing the Vulnerability of Alaska Villages

Bill Schnabel, University of Alaska Fairbanks

The presentation will focus primarily upon consideration of the threats imposed by permafrost thaw, as that is the main focus of the UAF/CRREL component of the project.

Bering Strait Shipping: Sea Ice, Economics, and Governance

Henry Huntington, Pew Charitable Trusts

Commercial vessel traffic through the Bering Strait is expected to increase. Henry Huntington will explore the role of reduced sea ice, the economics of shipping, & the potential for effective governance of maritime activity in the area.

BioMap Alaska: Citizen Science for Alaska's Oceans

Maribeth S. Murray, International Arctic Research Center; Howard Ferren, Alaska SeaLife Center; and Philip Loring, ACCAP

This webinar addresses a web-based tool which allows community members to contribute their observations of the marine environment and of species of interest.

Climate Change Adaptation for an At Risk Community – Shaktoolik Alaska

Terry Johnson, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program

U of Alaska Sea Grant agent Terry Johnson & consultant Glenn Gray worked with the community over a two-year period to develop an adaptation plan. Johnson explains how the plan was developed & how reality differs from theory in climate adaptation planning.