We are pleased to welcome Alaska Sea Grant to the ABSI Steering Committee, represented by Melissa Good (left). Melissa is currently the Marine Advisory Program agent in Unalaska, and is part of the organizing team for the Aleutian Life Forum. A graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Melissa previously worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commercial Fisheries Division in Unalaska.
We're also welcoming Grant Hilderbrand of the U.S. Geological Survey (upper right) and Chris Price of the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska (lower right) to the Steering Committee. They replace Karen Oakley (USGS) and Doanh Thi Tran (QTU).
ABSI and our partners from Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) and the Alaska Climate Science Center launched the Aleutians and Bering Climate Vulnerability Assessment (ABCVA) in late 2013. This project convened a team of 30 top researchers to evaluate the vulnerability of natural resources and communities to climate change. Over the past 18 months this team with expertise in marine mammals, seabirds, fisheries, subsistence practices and culture resources has volunteered their time to assess how climate change might affect the important resources of this region.
Find out more about the project HERE.
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