We were thrilled to have a full room at our Alaska Forum on the Environment 2020 presentation! A copy of our presentation can be downloaded here (sorry the videos and animations don’t play in this version – contact us for copies).
It was a pleasure and privilege to share observations and information about AAOKH. Taikuu and quyanaqpak!! Graduate student Roberta Glenn made the room stop with her Iñupiaq introduction and then told us about her upcoming coastal erosion monitoring research, Kotzebue Observer Bobby Schaeffer made clear the “unheard of” ice and ocean conditions in his region during 2019, UAF climatologist Rick Thoman gave us the broader context, and Elena Sparrow explained youth and education opportunities. Donna Hauser moderated and introduced AAOKH to the audience. Although not with us for the presentation, we also want to acknowledge our appreciation and contributions of AAOKH Observers Billy Adams, Joe Mello Leavitt, Steven Patkotak, Vince Schaeffer, Carla SimsKayotuk, and Guy Omnik; AAOKH Research Coordinator Josh Jones; and collaborator Matthew Druckenmiller.
Thanks to Mike DeLue and Margaret Rudolph for photos!