Understanding the response of Alaska's ecosystems to a changing climate to support resource managers and sustainable communities

 

May 30 2018

In conjunction with the Alaska National Lab Day, 11 Arctic research facilities will open their doors to the public.

“The coolest part of my job is coming in the morning and seeing where there were earthquakes last night and whether anyone felt them,” explains Helena Buurman at the Alaska Earthquake Center.

This is one of many stories from UAF researchers that the public will get to hear during the UAF Arctic Research Open House on Tuesday, May 29th from 3-5 p.m. All are welcome to stop by and tour UAF’s research facilities while talking with scientists about their innovative work and unique journeys:

“Almost all kids go through a stage of liking dinosaurs and volcanos, I never grew out of it,” explains John Eichelberger at the International Arctic Research Center. He’ll be sharing his work on magma alongside Hajo Eicken a sea ice researcher who provides on-ice support so that the U.S. Navy can safely conduct under ice submarine exercises in the Arctic Ocean.

Location: 
IARC/Akasofu Building
Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 04:00pm to 06:00pm AKDT

“I sat through talk after talk thinking I just want someone to tell me a story. That’s when I started looking into StoryCorps.”

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals is excited to be collaborating with Copper River Native Association on an Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning course. This course provides an overview to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of several tribes. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning.

Jun 14 2018

Are you new to formal leadership training, or looking to improve your leadership skills? Do you want to know what it means to be a mindful leader? Are you interested in enhancing diversity and inclusivity within your workplace? Are you part of the University of Alaska? If so, join others at UAF on June 14-15, 2018 for a highly interactive, retreat-style workshop on ‘Mindful Leadership: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive UA’ organized by UAF researchers Joanna Young, Jane Wolken and Jessie Young-Robertson, and sponsored by Alaska NSF EPSCoR.

All University of Alaska affilliates are welcome to apply. The deadline for applications is April 13, 2018

Please visit the workshop's website for more information and to apply. 

Location: 
Fairbanks, AK
Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 (All day) to Friday, June 15, 2018 (All day)

 2018 CLIMATE CHANGE AND MY COMMUNITY

Course Date: June 18-22, 2018

Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus and nearby field sites

By: Lindsey Heaney

Mendenhall glacier sits roughly 12 miles north of Juneau, Alaska. It’s the only barrier between the Suicide Basin sub-glacial lake and hundreds of residents as well as the critical infrastructure that serves over 32,000 people. In 2011 and 2014, Suicide Basin broke its ice barrier and an outburst flood destroyed nearby trails and property. Since then, these events have been increasing, which causes a significant threat to downstream infrastructure and public safety.

Feb 12 2018

Several AK CASC staff members and scientists are presenting in sessions during The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) this year. These sessions include: 

Location: 
Anchorage, AK
Date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 (All day) to Friday, February 16, 2018 (All day)

The newly published paper, Hydrologic Regime Changes in a High-Latitude Glacierized Watershed under Future Climate Conditions, highlights the projected increase of Copper River discharge due to an increase in precipitation and glacial melt water

This 13-minute video, featuring IARC Research Associate Katie Spellman and SNAP's Nancy Fresco, explains the importance and relevance of computer modeling in making sense of climate change.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks a Post Doctoral Fellow through their Centennial Postdoctoral Initiative. Deadline is March 1, 2018.
 

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Washington, D.C. at night in the winter.

This week, tens of thousands of researchers, media, and policymakers are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 American Geophysical Union meeting.

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Come late May in southeast Alaska, AK CASC scientists Eran Hood and Gabriel Wolken have something unexpected on their minds: snow.

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