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

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New AAOKH Newsletter published

Check out our latest installment of AAOKH News online, right here! This e-newsletter is an electronic version of the paper newsletter that will be sent in the coming weeks to mailbox holders in Wales, Kotzebue, Point Hope, Point Lay, Wainwright, Utqiaġvik, and Kaktovik. AAOKH News is intended to improve visibility, further engage community members, and highlight recent activities and updates.
Please enjoy! Also let us know if you have any questions or feedback to improve our communications, suggestions for other recipients of the e-newsletter, or ideas for information you think would be a good addition to future newsletters.
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AAOKH poster shared at the Arctic Futures 2050 meeting

AAOKH will be presenting community-based observations of Arctic Change today at the Arctic Futures 2050 meeting, which has a goal to bring together “Arctic scientists, Indigenous Peoples, and policy makers jointly exploring the knowledge needed to inform decisions concerning the Arctic in coming decades.” Although it’s on East Coast time (4 hr earlier than AK), you can live stream or watch recordings of the sessions later at this link: https://www.searcharcticscience.org/…/conference-2019/stream. Read full story

Ice breakout event at Utqiagvik

Billy Adams recently recorded an “ice breakout” event offshore of Utqiagvik. The landfast sea ice in front of town detached with the recent warm temperatures and winds, which is quite unusual for February.

This event has big implications for safe travel, hunting, wildlife management, etc. Billy’s photos are below.

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Come learn about AAOKH!

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 pm at the Tuzzy Consortium Library, Ilisagvik College, Utqiaġvik

Presented by Dr. Donna Hauser, UAF International Arctic Research Center. Join Donna as she explains the Alaska Arctic Observatory and Knowledge Hub (AAOKH), a community based coastal observing project and database of sea ice, ocean, and wildlife observations in northern communities.

Donna will share recent coastal and sea ice observations and activities, as well as how to get involved in the project and give feedback. Read full story

Sea Ice Thickness Trail Maps and photos

A project in collaboration with Matthew Druckenmiller (National Snow and Ice Data Center), the North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management and AAOKH has developed an interactive web-map application of satellite data, geo-tagged photos, sea ice thickness measurements over hunting trails and some preliminary data about coastal waters for this spring hunting season in Utqiagvik.

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