Topographical Mission Vulnerability

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Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Ongoing from 2019

The Applied Environmental Research Center (AERC) analyized the shoreline and determined the extent and rate of shoreline loss on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The project informed management on the timelines needed to adapt to threats and conditions posed by weather and natural events,


  • Develop a protocol for data collection that will allow long term evaluation of changes to topographic features on JBER.
  • Gather baseline data on JBER’s shoreline conditions using the protocols.
  • Make recommendations for future data collection.