AAOKH News

AAOKH presentation at the Alaska Forum on the Environment

By donnahauser | February 12, 2020

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

By donnahauser | February 7, 2020

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

By donnahauser | December 2, 2019

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…

AAOKH highlighted as the “Feature of the month” during webinar

By donnahauser | November 22, 2019

AAOKH will be highlighted as the “Feature of the month” on the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy’s Climate Outlook Webinar by Rick Thoman on Friday November 22 at Noon AKST. If you’d like to join the webinar, register at the link below. A pdf is also available from the ACCAP website that you…

AAOKH on KOTZ radio

By donnahauser | November 11, 2019

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…

New AAOKH Newsletter published

By donnahauser | October 18, 2019

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…

AAOKH poster shared at the Arctic Futures 2050 meeting

By donnahauser | September 5, 2019

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),…

AAOKH observations added to new publication: Alaska’s Changing Environment

By donnahauser | August 28, 2019

AAOKH’s home department at University of Alaska Fairbanks, the International Arctic Research Center, recently led a publication called Alaska’s Changing Environment which synthesizes recent  shifts in temperature, sea ice, fish and wildlife, oceans, glaciers, permafrost – and more – across Alaska based on local observations & scientific data. AAOKH observations contribute to a full page description of rural…

Roberta Tuurraq Glenn visits Wainwright

By donnahauser | August 27, 2019

Roberta Tuurraq Glenn, a new graduate student at UAF whose project is supported by AAOKH, is in Wainwright today and tomorrow! Roberta is visiting with her advisor Jacquelyn Overbeck who manages the State of Alaska Coastal Hazards Program to introduce herself and an erosion monitoring project idea in person, and to listen to feedback about…

AAOKH joins the BARC Science Fair in Utqiaġvik, July 17-19, 2019

By donnahauser | July 17, 2019

The BARC Science Fair starts today in Utqiaġvik! Registration for youth starts at 1:30. Activities start at 2, with a BBQ taking place at 4:30. Science presentations begin at 6pm. These activities will take place today, tomorrow, and Friday. AAOKH researchers, Roberta Tuuraq Glenn and Josh Jones, will be at the BARC Science Fair in…