Research Activities

ACCAP supports excellence and relevance in science

We look for innovative ways to do research, engage stakeholders, and develop and evaluate decision support tools. This work includes:

  • Community needs assessments and vulnerability plans
  • Natural and cultural resource studies
  • Climate modeling
  • Development and testing of research products and tools

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Small Grants
20222022 Southeast Alaska Drought and Extreme Events WorkshopCompleted, Workshop report forthcomingadaptation climate coastal-marine collaboration extreme-events southeast-alaska region2022completed workshop-report-forthcoming
2020Understanding How to Improve Climate Change Co-Production of Knowledge Projects with Alaska Native CommunitiesOngoingadaptation alaska-native climate collaboration food-security native-tribal2020ongoing
2020Examining and evaluating three different sustainability activities (course, project, and network)Ongoingadaptation arctic climate collaboration2020ongoing
2021Alaska Drought Webinar SeriesCompletedclimate cook-inlet extreme-events hydrology native-tribal north-slope northwest-alaska region shaktoolik southeast-alaska terrestrial-ecosystems utqiagvik water weather webinar western-alaska wildfire wildlife2021completed
2020Healing Through Food and CultureOngoingadaptation alaska-native food-security native-tribal subsistence2020ongoing
2020Supporting coastal community resilience in Alaska: an evaluation of the Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO)Ongoingalaska-native climate food-security human-health marine-mammals native-tribal tek2020ongoing
2019Building Capacity of Rural Communities to Respond and Adapt to Climate ChangeOngoingadaptation alaska-native climate collaboration native-tribal2019ongoing
2019Kake Climate Partnership: co-producing climate research in Southeast AlaskaOngoingclimate collaboration fisheries native-tribal southeast-alaska water region2019ongoing
2012Ocean Acidification Vulnerability Index (OAVI)Completedfisheries food-security ocean-acidification subsistence2012completed
2020ACCAP at the 2020 Juneau Innovation Summit: Business in a Changing ClimateCompletedclimate coastal-marine fisheries glacial-outburst southeast-alaska region2020completed
2018Building capacity for tribal climate adaptation planning in Alaska: a post-training needs assessmentCompletedadaptation alaska-native collaboration native-tribal2018completed
2019Impacts of past and current management decisions and the changing climate on tundra travelOngoingadaptation climate engineering ice-roads infrastructure north-slope permafrost region2019ongoing
2016What is success? A case study in planning for climate change in Shaktoolik, AlaskaCompletedregion shaktoolik tek2016completed
2015Webinar series: Alaska Policy & Climate AdaptationCompletedadaptation alaska-native webinar2015completed
2012Vulnerability of hydropower production in Alaska to climate variability and change: best practices for communication and application of climate scienceCompletedhydropower infrastructure science-communication2012completed
2012Using climate divisions to construct anomalies and trends in AlaskaCompletedclimate-divisions weather2012completed
2006Tundra lakes projectCompletedenergy ice-roads infrastructure modeling north-slope region2006completed
2015Tribal climate adaptation planning in NomeCompletedextreme-events human-health infrastructure subsistence tek weather2015completed
2011Tongass National Forest climate change vulnerability assessmentCompletedterrestrial-ecosystems2011completed
2017Synthesis of tribal climate adaptation in AlaskaCompletedadaptation native-tribal2017completed
2015Strategies for fostering socio-economic wellbeing in northern US and Russian communitiesCompletedextreme-events infrastructure region russia weather2015completed
2012Social network analysis of climate science and service organizations in AlaskaCompletedadaptation social-networks2012completed
2011Snow, ice, and permafrost hazards in Alaska: research needs and opportunitiesCompletedinfrastructure national-security permafrost shipping2011completed
2014Scenarios of energy and resource development on the North Slope, AlaskaCompletedenergy infrastructure north-slope region2014completed
2011Regional Assessments of Health Vulnerability and Environmental Security (RAVENS) Phase I: Water Security in Bristol BayCompletedhuman-health infrastructure2011completed
2009Permafrost settlement caused by climate warming in Alaska and the estimation of its damage costs for public infrastructureCompletedinfrastructure permafrost2009completed
2015Permafrost forecasting: Stakeholder listening sessionCompletedpermafrost2015completed
2008Improving seasonal fire predictions and information services in Alaska for regional and national fire resource planningCompletedwildfire2008completed
2018ICEX 2018Completedarctic coastal-marine operational-readiness2018completed
2014Hollings Scholar: Impacts of extreme weather events in AlaskaCompletedextreme-events hollings-scholar infrastructure weather2014completed
2013Gauging public perceptions of ocean acidification in AlaskaCompletedocean-acidification2013completed
2011Fisheries, food security, and climate change in the Kenai PeninsulaCompletedfisheries food-security human-health2011completed
2009Evaluation of fire forecast products to enhance US drought preparedness and responseCompletedsocial-networks wildlife2009completed
2014Coastal change research/management projects and priority information needs in western AlaskaCompletedcoastal-marine region western-alaska2014completed
2016Coastal change research/management projects and priority information needs in Cook Inlet and Southeast AlaskaCompletedadaptation coastal-marine cook-inlet region southeast-alaska2016completed
2008Cross-regional dialogue: climate change, water impacts, and Indigenous peopleCompletedtek water2008completed
2012Contributions to the Integrated Arctic Management ReportCompletedenergy fisheries infrastructure national-security subsistence2012completed
2011Coastal and marine visualization tools for the U.S. Arctic and AlaskaOngoingarctic data-visualization2011ongoing
2010Climate change adaptation in Alaska: Science, planning, and actionCompletedenergy fisheries infrastructure national-climate-assessment shipping subsistence wildlife2010completed
2015Center for Global Change Student Grant CompetitionCompletedadaptation2015completed
2012BioMap AlaskaCompletedcitizen-science fisheries wildlife2012completed
2009Assessing climate change impacts on forested ecosystems of AlaskaCompletedterrestrial-ecosystems2009completed
2011Alaska Regional Technical Report for the The U.S. National Climate AssessmentCompletedfisheries human-health infrastructure invasive-species national-climate-assessment permafrost shipping subsistence tek weather wildlife2011completed
2015ACCAP Mini-Grant Projects 2015Completedcarbon engineering fisheries hydrology marine-mammals2015completed
2017USDA Alaska Climate AdaptersCompletedfood-security human-health infrastructure subsistence tek2017completed
2017Sea ice and weather modeling data use in search and rescue operations in the Arctic: a case study in Utqiagvik, AlaskaCompletedextreme-events human-health region search-and-rescue utqiagvik2017completed
2015Projecting changes to extreme weather and climate for Alaska during the 21st centuryOngoingextreme-events2015ongoing
2015Establishing a targeted, functional storminess indicator for the Alaska regionCompletedarctic coastal-marine infrastructure shipping2015completed
2016Drilling deep: Knowledge co-production in contested spacesCompletedenergy infrastructure north-slope region2016completed
2017Developing sea ice and weather forecasting tools to improve situational awareness and crisis response in the ArcticCompletedextreme-events human-health national-security shipping2017completed
2017Catalog of societal impacts of extreme weather and climate events in Nome, AlaskaOngoingextreme-events2017ongoing
2018Case Study: What are the most effective ways to relay glacial outburst hazard information to stakeholder groups in Juneau?Completedextreme-events glacial-outburst infrastructure2018completed
2018Building resilience to extreme events and water hazard planning in rural communitiesOngoingextreme-events human-health infrastructure2018ongoing
2017Building capacity for actionable climate science in AlaskaOngoingadaptation2017ongoing
2016Best practices for supporting climate change adaptation planning in northwest AlaskaCompletedadaptation northwest-alaska region tek2016completed
2016Assessment of the application of climate information in wildfire management and decision-making in AlaskaCompletedwildfire2016completed
2015Analysis of current and projected economic effects of climate change in AlaskaCompletederosion extreme-events fisheries food-security human-health infrastructure2015completed
2015Analog forecasting of sea iceCompletedadaptation extreme-events weather2015completed
2017Distance learning modules on climate decision support in the ArcticCompleteddistance-learning extreme-events weather2017completed
2012Meta-analysis of needs assessmentsCompletedadaptation2012completed