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

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“Global warming is happening. It is affecting different villages in different ways” – Tikiġaq observer Guy Omnik shares his perspective with Native America Calling

September 23, 2020

“Global warming is happening. It is affecting different villages in different ways”“Our ice takes longer to form… [and] disappears faster…ice is not as thick…[these changes] impact our whaling, our hunting…more animal migrations are coming earlier and earlier.” “I also collect observation data [with AAOKH]…this is an important tool we can use for the future.” Taikuu…

Slideshow of up-to-date Utqiaġvik area observations, satellite images, and trails

May 15, 2020

We are working hard to keep Utqiaġvik satellite imagery updated at this slideshow website. We will post the latest AAOKH observations, MODIS and SAR imagery as well as comparisons of ice cover to previous years. Trails are being mapped, and will be added – note trails may change or be incomplete as the season changes.…

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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.