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.

A One Health Approach to Climate Change

Mike Brubaker, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

The Alaska One Health Group was formed in early 2013, an initiative of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Center for Climate and Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Arctic Investigations Program.

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.

Climate Change Scenarios for Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Anna Springsteen, University of Alaska and The Wilderness Society; Dr. Wendy Loya, The Wilderness Society

Join us to learn more about projected changes in temperature and precipitation and the resulting possible impacts on growing season, fire regimes, permafrost stability, and river and lake hydrology.

Hydropower Planning in Alaska: Does Climate Change Matter?

Jessie Ellen Cherry, International Arctic Research Center & Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks

In this presentation, a case study in Southeast Alaska is described, where most of Alaska’s hydropower facilities are concentrated. Challenges, as well as our interpretation of the historical record of climate variability, are discussed.

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.

Permafrost Degradation and Monitoring in Alaska

Kenji Yoshikawa, University of Alaska

Join us to learn about mechanisms of permafrost thaw and how this school-based monitoring project is helping us understand permafrost degradation in Alaska.

Regional Variations In Sea Level Change in Alaska

Jeff Freymueller, Geophysical Institute and Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks

In this talk, Dr Freymueller will discuss regional variations in sea level change in Alaska.

Salmon Stream Temperatures: Past, Present and Future

Sue Mauger, Cook Inletkeeper

This webinar discusses the Temperature Network, a multi-year regional monitoring program designed to capture annual variation which will play an important role in identifying the most temperature-sensitive salmon streams in Cook Inlet.

The US Arctic Research Commission’s Working Groups

Dr. Cheryl Rosa, United States Arctic Research Commission (USARC)

This webinar will present an overview of the mission and objectives of the three US Arctic Research Commission working groups, as well as ways to connect with their activities.