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

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New maps available: ice trails used by Utqiaġvik whalers

April 25, 2022

Similar to previous years, we are excited to share ice trail maps used by Utqiaġvik whalers, including a map of ice thickness along the trails. Josh Jones (AAOKH) and Matt Drukenmiller (NSIDC) have taken the lead on this mapping effort, with support from Craig George, Kimberly Kivvaq Pikok, and several team members from the UAF…

New addition to the AAOKH science team: Alexandra Ravelo

April 18, 2022

We are thrilled to welcome Alexandra Ravelo as a postdoctoral fellow to our AAOKH science team! Alex shares: “I am a marine ecologist specialized in invertebrate community ecology and near shore ecosystems. My doctoral thesis focused on describing patterns of invertebrate communities on the Alaska Arctic shelves and the environmental drivers that influence community metrics…

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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.