Monitor and Evaluate
Community-based monitoring is critical to understanding how much and how quickly climate change is affecting the local environment.
Researchers and citizen scientists can work together to improve understanding of complex climate and ecosystem dynamics by:
- collaborating on coastal erosion or water temperature monitoring projects
- collecting and sharing Indigenous knowledge, local community observations, and new research
- integrating existing networks of information into a hub
Resources for monitoring
|Alaska Arctic Observatory & Knowledge Hub|
Shares information from community-based observations on sea ice change, and provides tools and observational data relevant to changes in the arctic seasonal cycle.
|Alaska Climate Resilience|
Alaskans have been working in diverse arenas to reach common goals of ensuring economic opportunity, health, and safety for everyone in Alaska—now, and in the years to come—as our environment continues to change. Learn how the State of Alaska is working to increase resilience.
|Alaska Forestry Sciences Laboratory|
Works with partners to collect forest survey data from remote sensing systems, including satellites and high-altitude aerial photography.
|Alaska Online Aquatic Temperature Site|
A comprehensive statewide inventory of current and historic continuous monitoring locations for stream and lake temperature.
|Community Based Methods for Monitoring Coastal Erosion|
Guide for designing and installing erosion monitoring systems, with tips for selecting monitoring sites, instructions for site installation and data collection, and lists of necessary materials.
|Community Based Monitoring Web Portal|
Describes community-based monitoring and citizen science programs around Alaska.
|Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network|
Provides access to first-hand accounts of climate and environmental change, made by expert observers based on local and traditional knowledge in the area.
|Rural Alaska Monitoring Program|
RAMP is a tribally-designed, village-based, resident-operated program to monitor existing and emerging climate-mediated threats to village food and water security, and to provide data for adaptation strategies.
|Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook|
A resource for sea ice and conditions relevant to walrus.
|Sea Level Rise Viewer|
Visualize community-level impacts from coastal flooding or sea level rise (up to 10 feet above average high tides).