This report, edited by Carl J. Markon (USGS), Sarah F. Trainor (ACCAP/UAF), and F. Stuart Chapin III (UAF), served as foundational technial input for the U.S. Global Change Research Program's 2013 National Climate Assessment.
Arctic sea ice has declined dramatically during the last few decades. Estimating the maximum and minimum sea ice extent, before it occurs, is a important tool for developing and implementing near-term public policy.
The proposed study would fill the information gap by describing the potential nature and scope of economic effects of climate change that are likely to become manifest in Alaska over the next 30-50 years.
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.
ACCAP is partnering Glenn Gray and Associates and Alaska Sea Grant to identify best practices for supporting climate adaptation planning in Northwest Alaska. Findings will provide guidance for those interested in supporting climate adaptation planning for coastal communities across Alaska.
This project includes an evaluation of a web-based citizen science observation and information management tool that engages residents of coastal communities to voluntarily report observations and local knowledge of marine life.
This study will build on the work of several recent studies that aim to uncover the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for knowledge co-production in climate and conservation science and how knowledge and experience is deployed in these efforts.
ACCAP will collaborate with the National Weather Service and Alaskan community members to create a searchable catalog, or database, of socioeconomic impacts of extreme weather events in Alaska.
ACCAP (Walsh) served on the review team that reviewed for the 2015 Center for Global Change (CGC) student grant competition at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
This project compiles and analyses examples of climate adaptation in Alaska from a range of sectors including forestry/wildlife, subsistence food harvest, coastal vulnerability, terrestrial infrastructure, shipping, commercial fishing and the oil and gas industry.
This project provides gridded downscaled data sets for sea ice, wind, and sea surface temperature for Alaska coastal area, as well as an analysis of the projected changes, their potential impacts, and adaptation implications.
ACCAP and SNAP provided writing and editorial assistance for this report as well as maps and graphics depicting ecologically and culturally important areas, biota, and processes, natural resources, and key drivers of environmental changes in the Arctic.
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 goal of this effort is to identify current coastal research and management projects taking place in this region.
Research on coastal change in Western Alaska has increased rapidly in recent years, making it challenging to track existing projects, understand their cumulative insights, gauge remaining research gaps, and prioritize future research. The goal of this effort is to help the Western Alaska Landscap
This research aims to improve situational awareness and crisis response by enhancing support for planning and emergency response to emerging climate-related environmental marine hazards in the Arctic.
ACCAP will compile an assessment of Alaska and Arctic user needs, primarily a review of current literature and existing ACCAP work and we will deliver a set of recommended climate tools needed for selected sector decision support services.
This project assesses the impact of the seasonal and monthly fire outlooks that are produced at the the National Seasonal Fire Assessment Workshops on decision makers across agencies who collaborate to plan for and manage wildfires in the Western U.S.
ACCAP is a NOAA Climate Program Office Climate & Societal Interactions RISA Program.
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