This work was designed to inform the recently hired Bureau of Indian Affairs tribal climate science liaison for Alaska.
Rural indigenous communities in Alaska are on the front lines of climate change impacts and adaptation, with direct and immediate impacts on infrastructure, water supplies, health, safety and the ecosystems that they rely on for food and cultural identity. There are over 30 communities that face imminent threats from flooding and erosion.
Potential use and application of radar, satellite, and other tracking data for sea ice and weather conditions in maritime-related Search and Research (SAR) operations in the Arctic.
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.
Human and social impacts can be especially severe in vulnerable, isolated communities of the state. While substantial social and economic impacts have occurred, there is no existing compilation or catalog of societal impacts of extreme events in Alaska.
Recent decades have produced significant advancements in climate science, but it can be challenging to apply climate science to local and regional scale resource management, adaptation planning, and decision making.
Arctic-focused climate training is not currently available in the NOAA National Weather Service, but is required for successful evolution of effective Decision Support Services. The project will utilize recommendations on…