News and Events

Apr 28 2011

One of the first endeavors of the Alaska CASC was to connect the climate science research community with stakeholders to advance regional climate understanding and research in Alaska. The result was a region-specific Climate Downscaling Workshop held on 28-29 April 2011 in Anchorage, Alaska. The workshop provided a forum for scientists and user groups to:

  1. Explore state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies for downscaling climate data;
  2. Understand current science capacities in Alaska and learn about new initiatives and future capacity in the state;
  3. Set an agenda to address Alaska’s science and management needs that provides capacity-building recommendations.

This workshop identified several important recommendations, including the need for better understanding of the science and application of downscaling and a need to develop downscaling best practices.

Anchorage, Alaska
Thursday, April 28, 2011 (All day) to Friday, April 29, 2011 (All day)
Mar 5 2013

As climate changes, watersheds along the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) are experiencing some of the highest rates of glacier melting on Earth, causing significant societal and ecological impacts on the structure and productivity of marine ecosystems, safety hazards related to glaciers, hydropower generation, and sea-level rise. This project brought together scientists and land and resource managers at a workshop to establish a cross-disciplinary framework for developing new tools to monitor and anticipate future changes in glacier runoff along the GOA.

Juneau, Alaska
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (All day) to Wednesday, March 6, 2013 (All day)

Funding opportunities were recently announced from the eight U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CASCs) for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014. Proposals are invited for projects that support CASC science priorities. Eligible applicants are principal investigators from the USGS, CASCs, or university consortium partners of the CASCs. Other interested parties (federal, tribal, state, and others) are encouraged to collaborate with eligible applicants.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new DOI Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center
The University of Alaska Anchorage launches the first DOI Climate Science Center in the nation with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on February 24, 2011.
Join DOI Assistant Secretary David Hayes, DOI Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle, USGS Deputy Director Suzette Kimball, University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers, and University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Fran Ulmer in Anchorage to officially cut the ribbon on the new DOI Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center.