AAOKH News

Explore our new StoryMap to learn about Arctic change from the perspective of AAOKH observers

August 5, 2022

Announcing the launch of a new online product sharing ‘Insights from Coastal Arctic Indigenous observers,’ expertly curated by Roberta Tuurraq Glenn as part of her M.S. degree at University of Alaska Fairbanks. As explained in the StoryMap: “Community-based observations from AAOKH observers offer insight into the impacts of rapid Arctic environmental change from a local…

Check out the latest AAOKH newsletter! Featuring student updates and so much more!

July 18, 2022

We are excited to share our latest newsletter, which should also soon be arriving in mailboxes in AAOKH communities.  In addition to an overview of winter-spring 2022 observations and environmental conditions, this edition features a summary of recent ocean measurements and observations from  Qikiktaġruk (Kotzebue), a welcome to our new postdoc Alex Ravelo, and updates on our…

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…

Read about our latest work in the new Winter 2021 AAOKH Newsletter!

January 12, 2022

The latest AAOKH News is headed to mailbox holders in AAOKH communities – read it here first! The Winter 2021 newsletter highlights: key observations over the past summer and fall, including evidence of killer whales in the Beaufort Sea recent weather and climate patterns perspectives from Billy Adams in Utqiagvik, in the Observer’s Corner section…