Webinars

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.

Arctic 2020: Building a Sustained Observing System

Jeremy Mathis - Director, NOAA Arctic Research Program (ARP)

With critical past, and potential future environmental changes affecting Alaska and the Arctic Region, the United States needs to rapidly expand long-term observing of the ice and marine environment across the Arctic.

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.

Ocean Acidification: Perceptions, Risks and Uncertainties

Jeremy Mathis, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory & Ocean Acidification Research Center University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fisheries in Alaska are located in seas projected to experience ocean acidification (OA). We describe the current patterns of dependence on marine resources that could be negatively impacted by OA and the risk to Alaska’s fishery sector.

Ocean Acidification: What it Means to Alaska

Jeremy Mathis, Professor, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks

In this presentation, the controls and seasonal distribution of ocean acidification around Alaska will be discussed in the context of the import commercial fisheries.

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.

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.