Bobby Schaeffer and Mik' Lindley

A partnership for residents of Arctic Alaska coastal communities to share expertise and knowledge of changing coastal conditions

Above: Bobby Schaeffer, AAOKH Qikiqtaġruk observer, and AAOKH graduate student Mik’aq Lindley on the sea ice of Kotzebue Sound.

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Hot off the press: check out our Winter 2023 newsletter!

February 21, 2023

We are excited to share the latest edition of AAOKH News, from the Alaska Arctic Observatory & Knowledge Hub (AAOKH). This will be sent in print to all mailbox-holders in AAOKH communities, but you can read it online here! This edition is jam-packed, featuring summaries of: 

Kimberly Kivvaq Pikok recognized as one of 50 people changing the world!

February 15, 2023

We are so proud of UAF graduate student Kimberly Kivvaq Pikok, who was recently honored by the Explorers Club as one of 50 people changing the world! Her research at UAF with AAOKH, Tamamta, and her community of Utqiaġvik is pushing the dial on putting community first in conservation science. Keep up the good work…

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Alaska Arctic Observatory and Knowledge Hub

4 days 3 hours ago

Guy Omnik shared a new observation from Tikiġaq (Point Hope):
3/17 "Good morning. -8’ clear skies 10 mile visibility. Whaling season is almost here, crews are preparing for the upcoming season "

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Participating Communities

AAOKH coordinates observations from Indigenous Knowledge holders across these communities. These observations provide a broad-scale view of changing coastal conditions and impacts on access to traditional marine resources.