Completed Projects

May 2015 September 2015

In the spring of 2015 ACCAP solicited proposals as part of a minigrant competition. Proposals were for salary support for one month of summer faculty support or three months of summer graduate student support. We funded a total of six projects which all began in May of 2015. Final project reports are due in September of 2015. The projects cover the full breadth of ACCAP foci and all have a significant stakeholder engagement component aimed at promoting use-inspired science.

October 2015 May 2016

Water Policy Consulting, LLC, ACCAP, and tribal environmental and climate change professionals throughout the country, together, are offering the Winter 2015-16 Policy & Climate Adaptation Mitigation and Planning for Alaska Natives webinar series. The series will demonstrate how Native Villages and other communities in Alaska can apply state, federal and tribal policies to address climate change impacts on water and subsistence resources through water resource management and protection, land and water rights, sovereignty and other resiliency and mitigation strategies.

October 2009 September 2010

Assessment of climate change impacts on forested ecosystems in Alaska, with a review and synthesis of existing knowledge, a baseline and scenarios of change, and identification of data gaps and uncertainties.

October 2008 September 2010

This project convened a series of cross-regional video conferences with indigenous leaders and tribal water resource managers to dialog about climate related water impacts and adaptations.

June 2013 December 2014

The purpose of this project is to better understand public perception in Alaska of OA, ocean health, and related research and policy. 

May 2014 August 2014

Using a database of storm and other extreme events, the Hollings Scholar compiled a catalog of impacts and determined the linkages between extreme events and impacts.

September 2012 December 2013

The overall goal of this project was to assess the potential risk of ocean acidification on marine resources within the state of Alaska, using the best available and most recent chemical, biological and socio-economic data.

October 2015 March 2016

The ability to make predictions on permafrost activity (freeze, thaw, date and depth) is improving, especially on a seasonal scale. National Weather Service and the research community gathered stakeholder and community input about what potential forecast information is most useful and needed by stakeholders for the decisions they are making.

October 2006 September 2009

This research provides an assessment of the physical, biological and chemical implications of mid-winter pumping of tundra ponds. The oil industry and support services withdraw water from freshwater lakes and ponds to build ice roads and pads in the Arctic for increased access to remote sites. This technique allows oil field development or maintenance while avoiding the environmental disturbance associated with construction of gravel roads and pads.