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…

New maps available: ice trails used by Utqiaġvik whalers

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

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!

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…

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,…

Check out the latest AAOKH Newsletter!

The latest AAOKH News is headed to mailbox holders in AAOKH communities – read it here first! Learn more about: key observations over the past winter and spring participate in a survey about fish in your community to help Mik’aq Lindley’s graduate research about how fish are changing in northern coastal Alaska see a summary…

We’re hiring! New Post Doctoral Position!

The Alaska Arctic Observatory and Knowledge Hub (AAOKH) at the International Arctic Research Center and University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seeks a Post Doctoral Fellow interested in applied transdisciplinary data science. We are searching for early career researchers interested in collaborative approaches to improve the relevance and usefulness of community-based environmental observations across coastal Arctic…

Congratulations UAF graduate Kimberly Kivvaq Pikok!!

This past weekend was graduation at UAF. Congratulations and Aarigaa to Kimberly Kivvaq Pikok on her graduation!!! Kim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology & Wildlife from UAF, and we have been so lucky to have her on our AAOKH team for the past year. We’re excited to have her continue to work…

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…