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

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Summer 2023 Newsletter

July 12, 2023

We are excited to share the latest edition of AAOKH News, from the Alaska Arctic Observatory & Knowledge Hub (AAOKH). This edition is jam-packed, featuring summaries of:  You can always track the latest observations on our Facebook page. 

Weaving a web of knowledge: Supporting observers of the Arctic

May 23, 2023

AAOKH team members were featured recently in a news article on the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA) website regarding our work documenting long-term local observations in collaboration with Arctic communities, and particularly, outcomes from our 2022 Observer Meeting in November. ELOKA hosts the online database which AAOKH observations are housed…