Dates: January 2014—May 2016
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Hajo Eicken, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Amy Lovecraft, Department of Political Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks
John Payne, North Slope Science Initiative
Dennis Lassuy, North Slope Science Initiative
Juan Carlos Vargas-Moreno, GeoAdaptive
Tobias Schwörer, UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research
North Slope Science Initiative
US DOI Bureau of Land Management
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)
This project focuses on future resource development scenarios on the North Slope, Alaska and adjacent seas. The project was commissioned by the North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) with participation by the North Slope Borough, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and North Slope communities representing local concerns. The first stage of this project will provide information to stakeholders on current knowledge and uncertainties in relevant social, economic and environmental factors that may affect onshore and offshore resource extraction activities.
We will build and engage a broad stakeholder network including state and federal agencies, local communities, industry and scientists to identify plausible resource development scenarios through 2040. The second stage of the project will include two workshops to identify scenarios and the implications of those scenarios, resulting in outreach and mapped products. A third workshop will provide information to NSSI and agencies on research and monitoring needed to address information gaps from plausible resource development scenarios on the North Slope.
Supporting Background Materials for the NSSI Scenarios Workshop