An Exploration of Kodiak Wind Events

Perry Dehne, NOAA; Julia Ruthford, NOAA; & Emily Niebuhr, NOAA NWS

In this presentation, the factors leading to this strong wind event will be explored in-depth. A climatology of the top 10 wind events to occur in Kodiak City will be presented & classified based on similar synoptic and mountain wave properties.

A Tale of Two Synthesis Efforts: the PacMARS & SOAR programs

Jackie Grebmeier (UMCES) and Sue Moore (NOAA/Fisheries)

Jackie Grebmeier (UMCES) and Sue Moore (NOAA/Fisheries) will provide a joint presentation on the PacMARS and SOAR programs, including the intent from the outset that the two synthesis efforts be complimentary.

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.

Interagency Science in the Arctic

Erica Key, National Science Foundation

This webinar is intended to discuss opportunities to engage with the Arctic Observing Network but also hear from the community about developing efforts and needs for an AON.

Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic: A Report to the President

John Bengtson, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Bendan Kelly, Executive Office of the President Joel Clement, Department of the Interior

This report is a call to action on a pressing issue of national importance. Our challenge is to apply the priniciples of Integrated Arctic Management to today's decisions and to those that lie ahead in our shared future as an Arctic nation.