ALASKA CLIMATE SCIENCE BRIEFING 2016

AOOS was approached by staff for the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) Independent Task Force on U.S. Strategy in the Arctic to help coordinate a briefing on climate science for the group’s fact finding trip to Alaska.

The Task Force is examining the new challenges and opportunities in the region, including security, economic, and environmental concerns. This high-level group of experts is chaired by Admiral Thad Allen, executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. and former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and Governor Christine Todd Whitman, president of the Whitman Strategy Group and former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Esther Brimmer, former assistant secretary of state for international organizations, is serving as the Task Force project director. The Task Force aims to produce a consensus report that will offer guidance on policy options to leading decision-makers, particularly as the United States continues its chairmanship of the Arctic Council through 2017. To support this endeavor, co-chairs Allen and Whitman, project director Brimmer, and program director Anya Schmemann traveled to Alaska on a fact finding trip August 20–28, 2016.

Representatives of our Alaska science community were asked to give short summaries of their key research in Alaska.

Briefing Presentations

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Arctic Science Capacity in Alaska: Cheryl Rosa, USARC

 

renee-tatsukoWeather and Climate: Renee Tatusko, NWS

 

 

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Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program: Danielle Dickson, NPRB

 

tom_ravens_photoModeling Coastal Erosion: Tom Ravens, UAA

 

scott_ruppWildfire and Carbon Dynamics in Alaska: Scott Rupp, IARC

 

molly-mccammon-headshotAOOS in the Arctic: Molly McCammon, AOOS

 

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Contaminants in Pinnipeds and their Prey: Lorrie Rea, UAF

 

cathy-coonArctic Research: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management: Cathy Coon, BOEM

 

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apoe_qnr_model Landscape Conservation in the Arctic: Aaron Poe, ABSI LCC and Joel Reynolds, Western Alaska LCC

 

bill-schnabelOil Remediation in Arctic Waters: Bill Schnabel, UAF

 

 


 

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