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.
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…
Please get in touch if you have ideas for sharing environmental observations by Iñupiaq experts in northern Alaska coastal 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.