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Alaska Arctic Observatory & Knowledge Hub: Community-based observations of changes in the seasonal cycle in Alaska's Arctic














A partnership for Alaska's Arctic coastal communities to share their expertise and knowledge of changing coastal conditions

Latest News

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… — Full Story
AAOKH contributes article to ARCUS Witness Community Highlights April 29, 2020 - Alaska Arctic communities are the "first responders" to experience and detect changes in the environment given their deep connections to place and integral reliance on traditional resources. Here's how we are working together to track changes: a story we provided to ARCUS for the Witness Community Highlights series. Quyanaqpak and… — Full Story
Latest AAOKH newsletter out now! April 24, 2020 - We are excited to share our latest newsletter! This Spring 2020 edition features key observations and  shares first hand experiences from AAOKH observers about how this winter compared to past winters. Don’t miss the new visualization of AAOKH activities to see how all the pieces fit together to better understand… — Full Story

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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.