Translating Scientific Information for Use by Decision Makers in Alaska

Oct 2016 to Oct 2019

As temperature and precipitation patterns change in Alaska, the need for scientific information to inform decision making related to the management of our natural resources becomes ever more important. However, the research being conducted to understand potential future impacts of climate change in Alaska frequently results in output and products that, in their raw forms, are not easily used by stakeholders and partners or are somewhat removed from the direct information needs of natural resource decision makers.
This project broadly aims to evaluate the information needs of regional stakeholders and partners; conduct “translational” activities to make archived historical data, modeled output, and future projections more understandable and usable to stakeholders; and synthesize research information and develop products that advance the climate research community in Alaska.