The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) represents the mapped surface waters of the United States. In Alaska the NHD is outdated (originally mapped from 1940’s era imagery), contains a variety of errors and needs to be updated to meet modern management needs. AK Hydro is an ambitious collaborative effort led by federal, state and local entities, addressing this need and updating surface water mapping. Originally focused on Southeast Alaska, the Alaska and Northwest Canada LCCs’ funding expanded this project throughout Alaska.
This discussion will explore the work being done across the state and the progress made since the AK Hydrography Coordinator position was established. Learn how you can be involved in this important partnership.
Wednesday, September 23; 12-1pm AKT
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in sponsoring projects that explore and better define the concept of resilient landscapes, especially considering changing climates.
The goal of this proposal solicitation is to stimulate innovative thinking and generate new ideas and concepts that could help fire, fuels, and resource managers better understand how to develop measureable objectives leading to more resilient landscapes.
Open now; closes November 13.
More information at the JFSP website.
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is recruiting for a permanent full-time Biometrician. The announcement is now posted on USAJOBS and is open until September 29, 2015. The position is stationed in beautiful Homer, Alaska, and will work with their team of Refuge biologists on statistical design, analyses, and review for all Refuge biological surveys.
St. Lazaria Island Sunset by Holly T. Gaboriault/USFWS
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Don’t miss this opportunity to be involved in one of our two Climate-Smart Conservation with Scenario Planning (ALC3187) Classes that are hosted by the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
The first class will be held in Fairbanks, AK on 9/28-10/2/2015 at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center and the second class will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon Canada on 10/5-10/9/2015 at Yukon College.
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As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to wildlife habitats.
The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) will bring together on-the-ground research in Alaska and northwestern Canada with data collected by NASA airborne instruments, satellites and other agency programs, including SMAP, OCO-2, and upcoming ICESat-2 andNISAR missions.
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The Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting will bring together individuals and teams involved in the collection, processing, analysis, and use of observations in the Arctic from academia, agencies, industry, and other organizations.
The meeting will be held 17-19 November 2015 in Seattle, Washington.
Meeting Website: http://www.arcus.org/search-program/meetings/2015/aoosm
The goals of the Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting are to:
Steven Roddick, Yukon Climate Change Secretariat will be presenting from Whitehorse.
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Thursday, August 6 11am AK/ 12pm YK
Meeting Number: 449 875 146
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2 postdoctoral researchers are being sought to be part of a project on “Landscape Sensitivity to Ecological Drought: The Knowns, Needs, and Solutions for the Real World”. Funded by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, in partnership with the Science for Nature and People initiative (SNAP; www.snap.is), the project will assess the state of understanding of current and future drought impacts across a range of ecological systems in the United States, and connect those impacts with actionable strategies for reducing risks to biodiversity and human well-being. The project is led by Dr. Shawn Carter (USGS), Dr. Kim Hall (The Nature Conservancy) and Dr. Molly Cross (Wildlife Conservation Society), and involves a multi-disciplinary Working Group of experts in the ecological, social, and economic impacts of drought across the United States. For more information about this SNAP project see http://www.snap.is/groups/ecological-drought/.
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Kimberly Lisgo & Dr. Fiona Schmiegelow, BEACONs Project, University of Alberta
Originally scheduled for July 8th, 2015, the second part of the Application of the Conservation Matrix Model in the Northwest Boreal LCC will now take place in September.
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