Webinars

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.

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.

What Does the National Ocean Policy Mean for the Arctic Region

Cheryl Rosa, Deputy Director, US Arctic Research Commission, Anchorage, Alaska Mary Boatman, Ocean Policy Advisor, National Ocean Council, Executive Office of the President

Please join us to learn about the National Ocean Policy efforts to develop a strategic action plan for the changing conditions in the Arctic, and to share your comments, questions, and ideas.

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.

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.

Ways to Help and Hinder: Climate, Policy, and Adaptability

Philip Loring, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy

Dr. Loring will present a component of his dissertation research that explores how policy helps or hinders people's ability to respond effectively to climatic variability and change.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.