Winter 2020 AAOKH Newsletter published online and in the mail!

We’re excited to share the latest edition of the AAOKH newsletter, which should also soon be arriving in the mailboxes of AAOKH communities! Learn more about summer-fall observations and environmental conditions, new student and staff additions to our team, perspectives from our observers, and other great features. Read it online here!

AAOKH presents info about Utqiaġvik ice trail mapping project at AGU conference

AAOKH’s Joshua Jones leads the presentation of a virtual poster at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall 2020 Meeting, online Dec. 1-17. This poster describes AAOKH’s ice trail mapping project, which involves co-observing sea ice at Utqiaġvik in collaboration with Matthew Druckenmiller at the National Snow & Ice Data Center, and Craig George at the…

New students join the AAOKH team

We are thrilled that new UAF students recently joined our AAOKH team this summer and fall! Welcome and quyana/quyanaq to Mik’ (Elizabeth) Lindley and Kim Kivvaq Pikok!! You can read more about each of our AAOKH-affiliated students and their interests on our Education & Outreach page.

“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…

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…

Latest AAOKH newsletter out now!

We are excited to share our latest newsletter! This Spring 2020 edition features key observations and  shares first hand experiences from AAOKH observers about how this winter compared to past winters. Don’t miss the new visualization of AAOKH activities to see how all the pieces fit together to better understand the changing seasonal cycle in…

AAOKH presentation at the Alaska Forum on the Environment

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…

AAOKH presentation at the Alaska Forum on the Environment

Are you going to the Alaska Forum on the Environment in Anchorage next week? Please join us for a presentation and discussion about the Alaska Arctic Observatory & Knowledge Hub on Monday morning, 10:30 am, in Tikahtnu C at the Dena’ina Center. Our presentation will feature an introduction to the project by Science Lead Donna…

AAOKH presents webinar, Tues. Dec 3, 10 am

Tomorrow Dec 3, at 10 am, join AAOKH Science Lead Donna Hauser, Sea Grant’s Gay Sheffield, and UAF’s Rick Thoman for a summary of 2019’s notable observations and conditions from the Bering and Chukchi Sea regions. Key observations and measurements by AAOKH observers will be featured in this webinar. Click here for more details on…