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…

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…

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 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…

Learn more about AAOKH via the virtual 2021 Alaska Marine Science Symposium

The virtual Alaska Marine Science Symposium is happening online this week. Each day features panel discussions and keynote events broadcast live at their conference site and over social media, including facebook live. Thursday’s focus is the Arctic region. Panel discussions on each day include Indigenous perspectives from the region or representation from Indigenous-led organizations. AAOKH…

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…

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…