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2/15/2018 14:37

Where Are Your Keys, has an exciting opportunity for students to intern this summer. Every year WAYK runs a Summer Intensive where we work closely with a host community to focus on one particular language.
 
The summer of 2018 will be our 8th Summer Intensive, and our 4th summer partnering with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association. With support from APIA, the Administration for Native Americans, the Aleut Foundation, the Aleut Corporation, and other regional organizations, we’ll be headed back to Alaska. We’ll once again be spending the summer months (May 20th—August 5th) working with fluent speakers of Unangam Tunuu (also known as Aleut). This year we’ll be living and working in Anchorage, AK.
 
Our partner organizations are sponsoring four WAYK interns this summer. Although these positions are not paid, all costs associated with the program (lodging, food, and transportation) will be covered by this funding, and interns will receive extensive training in the WAYK method. This is a unique experience for students to participate in the hands-on work of language revitalization by supporting local learners and speakers. In addition to gaining proficiency in Unangam Tunuu, interns will receive training and practice with the WAYK method, language pedagogy, curriculum design, and project management.
 
We have posted the application for the 2018 internship positions, and we are hoping that you will help us disseminate our application to motivated students, teachers, language learners, and language activists. To be clear, participants do not need training in linguistics. Past interns have focused on a variety of fields in their work and studies, such as language revitalization, languages, education, anthropology, indigenous/native studies, neuroscience, computer programming, film production, theater, and more. We would love to have interns with a wide array of skills and interests join us this summer.
 
If you know of anyone who might be interested in this opportunity, please direct them to our blog to learn more.
 
I am writing to let you know about an exciting opportunity for students to intern with Where Are Your Keys this summer. Every year WAYK runs a Summer Intensive where we work closely with a host community to focus on one particular language.
 
The summer of 2018 will be our 8th Summer Intensive, and our 4th summer partnering with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association. With support from APIA, the Administration for Native Americans, the Aleut Foundation, the Aleut Corporation, and other regional organizations, we’ll be headed back to Alaska. We’ll once again be spending the summer months (May 20th—August 5th) working with fluent speakers of Unangam Tunuu (also known as Aleut). This year we’ll be living and working in Anchorage, AK.
 
Our partner organizations are sponsoring four WAYK interns this summer. Although these positions are not paid, all costs associated with the program (lodging, food, and transportation) will be covered by this funding, and interns will receive extensive training in the WAYK method. This is a unique experience for students to participate in the hands-on work of language revitalization by supporting local learners and speakers. In addition to gaining proficiency in Unangam Tunuu, interns will receive training and practice with the WAYK method, language pedagogy, curriculum design, and project management.
 
We have posted the application for the 2018 internship positions, and we are hoping that you will help us disseminate our application to motivated students, teachers, language learners, and language activists. To be clear, participants do not need training in linguistics. Past interns have focused on a variety of fields in their work and studies, such as language revitalization, languages, education, anthropology, indigenous/native studies, neuroscience, computer programming, film production, theater, and more. We would love to have interns with a wide array of skills and interests join us this summer.
 
If you know of anyone who might be interested in this opportunity, please direct them to our blog to learn more.
  
1/8/2018 14:07

​Webinar: ShoreZone 101: How to Use the ShoreZone Coastal Imagery and Mapping Dataset

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 9th; 12 -1 PM Alaska Time


Audio: Call-in number: 1-866-755-3168

Access code: 402 119 14#

Meeting link: https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?MTID=m8b719249fde2853097e031fe969a0cd9

Meeting number:743 941 821


Presenter: Sarah Cook - General Manager/Senior Biologist Moran Coastal and Ocean Resources


Meeting password: Shorezone1!


In-person locations:


Anchorage – FWS Regional Office, Science Applications Conference Room

Fairbanks – Federal Building, Refuges Conference Room​​


Overview: ShoreZone is a coastal imaging and habitat mapping system that has been applied to most of Alaska’s coast as well as those of British Columbia, Washington State and Oregon. This dataset is publicly available. Learn how the imagery and mapping is completed, see a live demonstration of how to access the data online and view examples of numerous and varied ways the data has been utilized. Uses include: oil spill planning and response, risk management, species and habitat modelling, marine debris mapping, cultural features mapping, research study design and outreach and education. ShoreZone imagery is also being used create digital elevation models and change detection using Structure from Motion technology.



  
1/8/2018 13:06

Please join us at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium for a two-day workshop ​about developing and implementing a co-production of knowledge model. (Participants do not need to attend AMSS to participate in this workshop.) 


​Understanding The Arctic Through a Co-Production of Knowledge


Date: January 23 and 24, 2018

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Location:

Captain Cook Hotel

939 W. 5th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501


Please click here to register.


 

Summary: The Arctic is changing at an accelerated rate due to climate change and increased anthropogenic activity. Given the rate of change, never has it been more important to work toward a holistic understanding of the Arctic’s interconnecting systems. A co-production of knowledge framework will provide the holistic view and comprehension needed to inform effective and adaptive policies and practices.  Co-production of knowledge is increasingly being recognized by the scientific community at-large. However, in many instances the concept is being incorrectly applied. In this workshop we will differentiate co-production of knowledge from a multi-disciplinary approach or multi-evidence based decision-making. We underscore the role and value of different knowledge systems with different methodologies and the need for collaborative approaches in identifying research questions. We hope that participants come away from this workshop with an understanding of some of the most important components that form a co-production of knowledge framework. We anticipate an open and respectful dialogue that builds on our collective experience in working with Indigenous communities and scientists in the Arctic.

 

If you have any questions regarding the workshop content, please contact one of the organizers: Carolina Behe (carolina@iccalaska.org), Julie Raymond-Yakoubian (juliery@kawerak.org) or Raychelle Daniel (rdaniel@pewtrusts.org).

 

No registration deadline, but those who register by January 12, 2018 will receive lunch both days of the workshop, provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts.*

 

Please click here to register.


*The Pew Charitable Trusts, a registered lobbyist in Alaska, makes every effort to comply with federal state and local government ethics rules, including when hosting events. Please make sure that your participation is consistent with applicable ethics rules. The value of the box lunch provided for those who register by January 12th is $18.


  
12/13/2017 15:30

The National Park Service Shared Beringian Heritage Program (SBHP) Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2018 is open on Grants.gov.
 
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=P18AS00026
 
 
Please forward to interested partners. The call for proposals closes February 12, 2018.
 
The SBHP recognizes and celebrates the unique natural resources and cultural heritage shared by Russia and the United States in the region known as Beringia. From the Kolyma River in the west to Alaska's border with the Yukon in the east, this region includes the people, the land, and the water that connected the continents of North America and Asia during the Pleistocene ice ages. The area provides unparalleled opportunities to study both earth and human history.

The overall purpose of the SBHP is to advance local, national, and international understanding and preservation of the region's resources and to sustain the cultural vitality of its indigenous people. Specific programmatic goals are to: improve conservation, sustainability, and knowledge of the region's natural and cultural resources; preserve subsistence opportunities and other historic traditions and practices; interpret and communicate about the region's unique and internationally significant resources and values; and provide opportunities for cultural connections and knowledge exchange.
For more information about the Shared Beringian Heritage Program: 

 

  
12/1/2017 9:28

Alaska Sea Grant and the North Pacific Research Board are again sponsoring the student cash awards at the 2018 Alaska Marine Science Symposium at the Masters and PhD levels and the Northwest Association of Marine Educators is sponsoring awards at the undergraduate and high school levels. 

Each year, we seek out professionals to judge the oral and poster presentations. This is a huge help to us and the students appreciate your feedback and praise! 

This year's Symposium will be January 22-25, 2018.

If you are interested, or potentially interest, please respond to Melissa Good (​melissa.good@alaska.edu)as soon as possible, and she  will pass along more information about judging this year.  If you are unable to judge, and you feel comfortable doing so, please send Melissa Good (​melissa.good@alaska.edu) at least two names of people who may be interested. Thank you!
  
11/15/2017 14:03

Hello ABSI friends—if any of you are planning on attending the Pacific Marine Expo [can you find a link to this please] in Seattle November 16-18th (or happen to be in town with some free time!) please stop by our booth in the Alaska Hall at this free event. Aaron Poe and John Faris with the Alaska Maritime Refuge and skipper of the RV Tiglax will be joined by Melissa Good from Alaska Sea Grant talking with attendees about risks to the Bering Sea from marine invasive species.

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10/26/2017 10:04

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ABSI has been an integral part in helping to stand up the Aleutian Islands Waterways Safety Committee and are pleased to be able to share that the committees board of directors are seeking representatives from  a range of community, shipping, and fisheries interests to apply for one of 19 available seats on the Aleutian Islands Waterways Safety Committee. The Board of Directors invites applications from parties interested in serving on the Committee by November 28, 2017.

For more information, visit https://www.aleutianislandswsc.org/ check out the attached document171025 AIWSC Stakeholder Solicitation News Release FNL.pdf171025 AIWSC Stakeholder Solicitation News Release FNL.pdf

  
9/15/2017 15:28

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This free-of-charge tutorial will dive into a sampling of NOAA's most popular digital resources for coastal and ocean data.   Attendees will be led on a whirlwind tour that includes tips for accessing NOAA shorelines, bathymetry, coastal imagery, real-time ocean observations, and management visualization tools (like sea level change viewers)


Monday, September 18, 2017 - 8:00am - noon

Dena'ina Conference Center  - Kahtnu 1

Anchorage, Alaska


8:00 – 8:15 Welcome (Nicole Kinsman) and NOAA/National Ocean Service ‘101’ (K. Holdried)

8:15 – 9:00 Online tools from the Office of Coast Survey (B. Buesseler):

  •  Chart Locator and PDF, Raster, and Electronic Navigational Charts Downloads
  •  ENC Online
  •  Historical Maps & Charts Collection
  •  Hydrographic Survey Plan Story Map(s)
  •  SeaSketch collaborative mapping tool for U.S Federal Mapping Coordination
  •  NowCOAST web map portal to real-time coastal observations, forecasts, and warnings

9:00 – 9:15 Discussion & Break

9:15 – 10:00 Products from the National Geodetic Survey and CO-OPS ‘Tides & Currents’ (N. Kinsman)

  •  NOAA Shoreline Data Explorer
  •  Coastal Oblique and Emergency Response Imagery Viewers
  •  Survey Control and OPUS Shared Solution Maps
  •  Coordinate Conversion Tool and Vertical Datum Transformation (NOS VDatum)
  •  Sea Levels, and Extreme Water Levels Tool
  •  Inundation Dashboard
  •  Tides and Currents ODIN Map

10:00 – 10:15 Discussion & Break

10:15 – 10:30 OCS Development Laboratory and CO-OPS continued (L. Shi)

 Operational Forecast Systems

10:30 – 11:00 Example Integrated Ocean Observation System Interface: Alaska/AOOS (W. Koeppen)

  •  Ocean Data Explorer
  •  Real-time Sensor Map
  •  Model Explorer
  •  Historical Sea Ice Atlas
  •  AOOS Regional Portal: Gulf of Alaska  (K. Holderied)

11:00 – 11:15 Discussion & Break

11:15 – 11:45 Selected Data Tools for Coastal Science & Management (K. Holderied)

  •  NCEI Bathymetric Data Viewer
  •  Habitat Map Products (e.g. BIOMapper)
  •  ShoreZone (via AOOS & Fisheries)
  •  Digital Coast Partnership for Coastal Management Data, Tools and Visualization (N. Kinsman)-- 
  
8/29/2017 11:30

​In case you missed it, you'd like to share it with others, or you just want to watch it again,  our recent Webinar "Understanding the risks of potential vessel grounding along four major traffic lanes through the Aleutian Islands on the Great Circle Route" is now viewable on the Northern Latitides LCCs YouTube Channel.

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8/10/2017 14:54

​​Registration and abstract submission is open for the Alaska Invasive Species Workshop that is scheduled for October 24-26, 2017.  Information about the workshop and the link to registration can be found by clicking here.

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6/15/2017 6:21

Have you got a good story to tell about research and management of natural/cultural resources in the Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands region? If so, let us help you tell it. Send us your announcements, poster presentations, YouTube videos, etc. and we will gladly share them with our rapidly-growing partnership community.​

Contact Aaron Poe, ABSI Coordinator, with details and links.

  
5/5/2017 11:41

The ADAC educational programs, including the summer Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) program, are designed to contribute to the growth of a highly skilled workforce for Homeland Security agencies, and through ADAC-related research, to contribute to the capabilities of US Coast Guard operators to provide disaster relief, search and rescue, and humanitarian aid in the Arctic. 

The MSI Internship program seeks qualified undergraduate students to participate as research interns in ADAC-sponsored projects. The 10-week program provides a stipend and travel expenses to the institution of placement.

 

More information here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScX1g6L-SGvR0K4Wsb-B3h87RST_tHBcWlNmfhQWR8mcqEphA/viewform?c=0&w=1&fbzx=-2567874464270335500

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4/4/2017 15:00

This course is designed for emergency responders, planners, architects, insurance agents, and government agencies who may have to deal with natural hazards. The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center will be sending someone to facilitate this course. The course will be held at UAA in the commons on Friday May 5th from 8-5 and Architects, Planners, and others who belong to organizations that encourage continuing education can receive professional credits. To register for the course through the NDPTC see the information posted at Alaska Sea Grant or on the Coastal Community Resilience Facebook Page. The course is free. 

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4/4/2017 14:52

​ABSI, the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, and Alaska Sea Grant are co-hosting a workshop discussion on what a Waterway Safety Committee might look like that covers the Aleutians. This discussion will be held in Unalaska on April 26th but interested participants can join online as well.  See the flyer for more information--and to register please go to www.tinyurl.com/aleutianwaterway​.

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2/27/2017 14:44

​10th Western Alaska Interdisiplinary Science Conference and Forum

Unalaska Alaska - April 26-29

More at: https://seagrant.uaf.edu/events/waisc/2017/

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1/31/2017 10:36

An article published this week by ADN's Yereth Rosen explores how warming ocean waters off Alaska are bringing widespread ecological changes, and more are expected​.

"As the global climate heats up, so do the ocean waters off Alaska, meaning big changes for marine ecosystems and bad news for some species. Scientists gathered in Anchorage last week for the Alaska Marine Science Symposium at the Hotel Captain Cook reviewed new research probing those changes and what may be ongoing shifts in the marine ecosystem. Here are some of their findings."

Read the full article here.

 

 

  
1/20/2017 13:00

​Defenders of Wildlife is excited to share the launching our State-of-The Art Mapping Tool Advances Understanding of Oil Spill Response and Conservation in the Arctic.

https://www.defenders.org/press-release/state-art-mapping-tool-advances-understanding-oil-spill-response-and-conservation

 

  
12/16/2016 13:36

The USGS Alaska Regional Office is advertising for a Science Coordinator.  The Alaska Regional Office provides oversight and support for our science centers, facilitates internal and external collaborations and partnerships, and provides strategic direction for science to inform decisions regarding natural resources, natural hazards, and ecosystems in Alaska and beyond.  The Alaska Region includes the integrated Alaska Science Center with staff representing the full suite of scientific disciplines in USGS and the Volcano Science Center which encompasses the five U.S. Volcano Observatories as well as the internationally-scoped Volcano Disaster Assistance Program.

 

Links:
 
All U.S. Citizens:  SAC-2017-0133  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459687700/
Merit Promotion:   SAC-2017-0139  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459686000/
 
They will both close midnight EST on 12/29/16.  Applicants should note: if they are not already in the federal job series advertised, they will need to submit college transcripts by the closing date to show they meet the educational requirements.
 
 

 

 

 

  
12/16/2016 13:18

The USGS Alaska Science Center (ASC) is advertising for a Center Director. The ASC is the largest and most integrated science center in USGS.  Located in Anchorage, AK, the ASC conducts work in all of the Survey's mission areas under a vision to achieve a landscape level understanding of the highly diverse and complex Alaskan and Arctic ecosystems.  

The announcement is open on USAJobs until December 23.

Merit Promotion: SAC – 2017- 0123 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459250200/​

  
12/14/2016 10:58

Please help us spread the word about a great opportunity to be the Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Science Applications in Alaska. This position oversees the FWS coordination of four Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), regional Strategic Habitat Conservation and climate change efforts.  In addition, the ARD serves as part of the Regional Directorate Team, National Science Leadership Team, and a variety of regional climate change and science collaborative groups.  The ARD supervises (seven directly) a talented staff of approximately 15 individuals, including LCC Coordinators and Science Coordinators, communications, data management and administrative professionals. 

 

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12/14/2016 10:55

The Alaska Region of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is announcing two Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Science Coordinator positions open in the Anchorage Regional Office. The vacancy announcements for the Fish and Wildlife Biologist (LCC Science Coordinator) GS-0401-12 FPL GS-13 will close Monday 12/19/2016. These positions are key staff positions for the Aleutian & Bering Sea Islands LCC and the Western Alaska LCC.  Candidates should have strong partnership skills, experience addressing conservation issues at large spatial scales, ability to provide technical review of projects and strong team skills. Both positions will work with staff and partners to address conservation needs spanning large geographies and broad stakeholder interests.  These geographies are among the most remote, and least studied, in the country and face myriad climate impacts including shifting species patterns, changing ocean processes and productivity from sea ice loss, increased ocean storms, coastal erosion, changing human use patterns, etc.  Successful candidates will help ensure that the region natural and cultural resource managers have robust scientific information to inform their adaptation planning, activities, and other decision making, including integrated scientific and local and traditional knowledge.  Within the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the LCC staff are located in the Office of Science Applications which works within the agency and among partners to strengthen collaboration and leverage activities for greater impact.  If you are interested in joining our team, please apply through the following vacancy announcements


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9/26/2016 10:30

The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network is hosting a 2-day workshop in Anchorage, inviting a broad audience across the state interested in ocean acidification issues.  


Date: Nov 30-Dec 1, 2016
Location: Anchorage Downtown Marriott. (There will be opportunities for remote participation at satellite viewing sites and via personal computer).
Registration: This workshop is free and open to the public. Please register by Nov 7.


  
9/26/2016 10:27

The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network is hosting a 2-day workshop in Anchorage, inviting a broad audience across the state interested in ocean acidification issues.  

Date: Nov 30-Dec 1, 2016
Location: Anchorage Downtown Marriott. (There will be opportunities for remote participation at satellite viewing sites and via personal computer).
Registration: This workshop is free and open to the public. Please register by Nov 7.
  
9/16/2016 14:11

Alaska’s coastal communities, nearly all of which are already experiencing the impacts of rapid change, are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Next week a group of community leaders from the Bristol Bay region, along with scientists, natural resource managers, and planners, will gather in King Salmon to identify tools and solutions to address these challenges. As part of a series of coastal resilience workshops being held around the state, this event is an opportunity to network, share ideas and strategies, and maximize collective efforts. In addition, nearly 300 Alaskans will also be contributing to the creation of a coastal resilience toolbox – an “open source” set of practices, resources, local case studies, and ideas for dealing with erosion, sea level rise and other threats to coastal areas of Alaska.


To follow the conversation live during the workshop, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@northlatitudes), and use #CoastalChangeAK to share your own ideas!

  
9/16/2016 14:09

Alaska’s coastal communities, nearly all of which are already experiencing the impacts of rapid change, are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Next week a group of community leaders from the Bristol Bay region, along with scientists, natural resource managers, and planners, will gather in King Salmon to identify tools and solutions to address these challenges. As part of a series of coastal resilience workshops being held around the state, this event is an opportunity to network, share ideas and strategies, and maximize collective efforts. In addition, nearly 300 Alaskans will also be contributing to the creation of a coastal resilience toolbox – an “open source” set of practices, resources, local case studies, and ideas for dealing with erosion, sea level rise and other threats to coastal areas of Alaska.


To follow the conversation live during the workshop, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@northlatitudes), and use #CoastalChangeAK to share your own ideas!

  
9/6/2016 11:22

The Alaska ShoreZone Annual Meeting will take place in Anchorage or via webinar on October 12th and 13th, 2016 at the Hotel Captain Cook, Quadrant Room. This meeting will bring together ShoreZone partners and users who will be sharing about recent surveys, protocols, ShoreZone applications, and plans for the future. Join us! A draft agenda can be found here. Please RSVP to kelly.ingram@tnc.org by Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

  
9/6/2016 9:01

​The 2017 Alaska Marine Science Symposium (AMSS), Alaska’s premier marine research conference, will take place on January 23-27, 2017. AMSS brings together scientists, educators, resource managers, students, and interested public to discuss the latest and greatest marine research being conducted in Alaskan waters. Research will be presented by geographic theme, including the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea & Aleutian Islands, and the Arctic. Topic areas will include ocean physics, fishes and invertebrates, seabirds, marine mammals, local traditional knowledge and more.

Abstract submission is now open, and will close on Friday, October 7, 2016.

  
8/10/2016 8:22

​Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Ocean Observing System will co-host a workshop to develop an action plan for harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring, event response, outreach, and research in Alaska. The workshop is scheduled for December 8-9, 2016, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Registration is free. Visit the Alaska Sea Grant website for more information and to register for the workshop.

  
8/9/2016 16:10

​The Aleutian Life Forum (ALF) happens next week. Click HERE for a sneak peek at the Program.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Unalaska.

  
8/1/2016 15:34

​The Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistance Regional Advisory Council (RAC) will meet August 15-16 at the Grand Aleutian Hotel in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands LCC is helping support travel costs for this meeting, which will be held in association with the Aleutian Life Forum. You may download the meeting materials in PDF format HERE.

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