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Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Partnering Workshop

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Are the decisions you make influenced by permafrost thaw, sea ice extent, extreme weather events,
variability in freeze and thaw dates, changes in geographic range of plants, fish, animals or insects, more
extreme fire seasons or other impacts of climate change? If so, then you belong at the Alaska Center for
Climate Assessment and Policy partnering and networking workshop

to be held on 15 February 2007, 1:00-5:00 pm, in conjunction with the Alaska Forum on the Environment, Space #2 on the lower
level of the Egan Center, 555 West Fifth Avenue, in downtown Anchorage.
 
Goals for this meeting are to: 1) share more information about who we are and our vision for ACCAP, 2)
identify who needs information about climate impacts in Alaska to make well-informed decisions and what
information is needed, 3) initiate partnerships between scientists, engineers and information users, and 4)
begin to plan future research projects that can meet these information needs.
 
Climate impacts on Alaska's transportation sector are our initial focus, including the following pilot
projects.  We envision expanding activities to include wildfire, ecosystem services and other infrastructure
issues.   
 Terrestrial water balance affecting tundra travel & access to resources.
Daniel White,Lead, ffdmw@uaf.edu, 907-474-6222  

 

 The synergistic effects of climate change and land use in the Upper Yukon River Watershed.  
Craig Gerlach, Lead, ffscg@uaf.edu, 907-474-6752  
 
 Sea ice conditions affecting Alaskan coastal communities, marine ecosystems and offshore
transportation. Lead by:
John Walsh,  jwalsh@iarc.uaf.edu,  907-474-2677 and
Hajo Eicken, hajo.eicken@gi.alaska.edu, 907-474-7280  
   
 A model of the value of Alaska public infrastructure at risk to climate change. Lead by:
Peter Larsen, anphl@uaa.alaska.edu, 907-786-5449 and
Fran Ulmer, affau@uaa.alaska.edu, 907-786-5402
 
Launched in September 2006, ACCAP has a three-part mission: to assess the socio-economic and
biophysical impacts of climate variability in Alaska, to make this information available to local and regional
decision-makers, and to improve Alaskans' ability to adapt to a changing climate.
 
A collaboration between the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Anchorage campuses, ACCAP is
supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is the newest addition to
a network of Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) programs nation-wide
(http://www.climate.noaa.gov/cpo_pa/risa/).

Please register or RSVP to Sarah Trainor, fnsft@uaf.edu, 907-474-7878 by 8 February 2007.

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