Announcing Roberta Tuurraq Glenn as AAOKH’s Project Coordinator & Community Liaison

We have some exciting news to share with you! Please help us welcome Roberta Tuurraq Glenn to the Alaska Arctic Observatory & Knowledge Hub (AAOKH) project in a new capacity as the first AAOKH Program Coordinator and Community Liaison. As you may recall, Roberta is a recent graduate of the UAF geoscience master’s program – one…

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

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!

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…

We’re still hiring! Check out our updated advertisement for an AAOKH Postdoctoral Fellow

The Alaska Arctic Observatory and Knowledge Hub (AAOKH) at the International Arctic Research Center and University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applications for a 1-2 year Post Doctoral Fellow. We are searching for early career researchers with expertise across some combination of the following themes: community-based monitoring, data management and visualization, Indigenous Knowledge, adaptation planning,…

Congrats to Roberta, Mik’, and Kim on recent student presentations!!

One of our goals at AAOKH is to create STEM opportunities for research and engagement for Alaska Native students, and our current AAOKH-affiliated students certainly make us proud! Check out these recent student-led scientific presentations. Check out a copy of Roberta Turraaq Glenn’s recent presentation at Arctic Science Summit Week, where she was also a…

“The environment is changing and our people are intimately familiar with that change” – Roberta Tuurraq Glenn and Rick Thoman share their perspectives with ABC News

Roberta Glenn

“The environment is changing and our people are intimately familiar with that change, our livelihoods depend on being able to navigate these changes every day. And that’s what we do and that’s what we’re going to continue to do,” Roberta Tuurraq Glenn shared in a recent interview with ABC News. AAOKH-affiliated UAF graduate student and…

“Global warming is happening. It is affecting different villages in different ways” – Tikiġaq observer Guy Omnik shares his perspective with Native America Calling

“Global warming is happening. It is affecting different villages in different ways”“Our ice takes longer to form… [and] disappears faster…ice is not as thick…[these changes] impact our whaling, our hunting…more animal migrations are coming earlier and earlier.” “I also collect observation data [with AAOKH]…this is an important tool we can use for the future.” Taikuu…

Slideshow of up-to-date Utqiaġvik area observations, satellite images, and trails

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 be incomplete as the season changes.…

AAOKH contributes article to ARCUS Witness Community Highlights

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 Taikuu to our authors: Donna…

AAOKH on KOTZ radio

AAOKH’s Bobby Schaeffer, Noah Naylor, Josh Jones, and Donna Hauser talked to KOTZ last week. Bobby Schaeffer described the changes he’s seen on the ice of Kotzebue Sound. “We have to be prepared for this. We have to evolve. We have no choice. It’s not going to change; it’s going to get worse.” See the…