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.
This workshop was the inaugural event for the Alaska DOI Climate Science Center. Outcomes identified several important recommendations, including the need for better understanding of the science and application of downscaling and a need to develop downscaling best practices.
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.
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.
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.
The purpose of this project is to better understand public perception in Alaska of OA, ocean health, and related research and policy.
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.
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.
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.
This project creates a Permafrost Settlement Hazard Index for Alaska, estimates damage cost to public infrastructure due to climate change and compares the cost effectiveness of several adaptation options.
This project conducts spatial analysis and testing of an adaptive capacity/assets framework used to evaluate water/wastewater resources and infrastructure among communities of the Bristol Bay region.
This workshop convened stakedholers, primarily from State agencies to identify information and research needs related to hazards associated with snow, ice (river and sea), glaciers and permafrost.
This project initiates a vulnerability assessment by the US Forest Service and the University of Alaska Fairbanks is designed to prepare the Tongass National Forest for climate change.
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.