AK CASC Annual Report 2012-2013

For the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC), 2013 was a busy year marked by continued growth and further development of our research capacity and outreach activities.

In this 2012-2013 annual highlights issue for the AK CASC, you will learn about continued efforts to train early career scientists to meet the growing needs of our stakeholders and the challenges and opportunities posed by a changing climate system in Alaska. All of these early career scientists are addressing challenging issues related to climate variability and impacts on natural resource management, and once again you will meet one of the AK CASC funded graduate students.

In addition, this issue provides updates on the AK CASC outreach efforts at both the secondary and post-secondary levels—highlighting innovative programs to encourage the next generation of scientists and decision makers. We hope you enjoy learning about the AK CASC and we encourage you to visit our new and improved websites or contact us directly to learn more about our research, education, and outreach activities.

Report Highlights:

  • Juneau workshop identifies research and management needs in the icefield to ocean system
  • Five new student research projects funded with the UAF Center for Global Change
  • Symposium discusses issues and research in northern hydrology
  • Girls on Ice Alaska has successful second season on Alaska’s Gulkana Glacier
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