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Adapt Kodiak

A coastal resilience workshop like those held in other parts of Alaska, but structured to focus on fisheries, food security, infrastructure, energy, and culture/wellness.

Adapt Southeast

Convened environmental program managers from 17 tribes in Southeast, as well as representatives from state and federal agencies, non-profits, and the University of Alaska.

Adapt Y-K

Works to organize tribal and community leaders, regional organizations, individuals, researchers and public resource managers to develop practical adaptation strategies.

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 Center for Climate Assessment and Policy

Science, decision support, and capacity building for climate resilience in Alaska.

Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center

Provides managers with scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and others interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor and adapt to climate change. 

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.

data-expertise economy emergency health-culture infrastructure mitigation monitoring
Alaska Coastal Hazards Program

The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Coastal Hazards Program is engaged in mapping, monitoring, and modeling activities that assist communities in understanding vulnerability to coastal flood and erosion hazards. This program is dedicated to fostering scientific partnerships that will improve the quality and quantity of the critical baseline data that are necessary to fuel informed decision-making throughout the …

Alaska Coastal Hazards Program Monitors Flooding and Erosion

The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys helps build local capacity to monitor flooding and erosion in Alaska communities. This site has the most recent updates to monitoring activities in low bandwidth community-specific pages. See the latest report by DGGS Shoreline Change at Alaska Communities that includes maps of historical erosion and accretion rates for several riverine and coastal communities in Alaska.  The report and maps are available here. Photo Courtesy of Jacquelyn Overbeck …

Alaska Fisheries Business Assistance (Fishbiz)

Resources for managing the business side of an Alaska commercial fishing operation.

Alaska Food Policy Council

Works to create a healthier, more secure, and more self-reliant Alaska by improving our food system. Its newsletters often include grants for food-related projects.

Alaska Forestry Sciences Laboratory

Works with partners to collect forest survey data from remote sensing systems, including satellites and high-altitude aerial photography.

data-expertise monitoring
Alaska Native Cultural Charter School

Maintains Alaska Native culture and curriculum in Anchorage.

education health-culture
Alaska Native Knowledge Network

Provides resources for Indigenous knowledge in education and other applications.

education health-culture
Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program

Brings career guidance and opportunities for work experience to younger students.

Alaska Online Aquatic Temperature Site

A comprehensive statewide inventory of current and historic continuous monitoring locations for stream and lake temperature.

data-expertise monitoring
Alaska Partnership for Infrastructure Protection

Works to integrate the private and public sector critical infrastructure owners into the municipal, state, and federal emergency framework, participating in all stages of the disaster cycle, from preparedness and mitigation through to response and recovery.

emergency infrastructure
Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program

Helps Alaskans with the practical use and conservation of the state’s marine and freshwater resources.

economy health-culture leadership
Alaska Shoreline Change Tool

The Alaska Coastal Hazards Program investigates how the coastline has evolved and how it will respond to hazardous events and long-term changes.

infrastructure mitigation
Alaska Water Level Watch

The Alaska Water Level Watch (AWLW) is a collaborative group working to improve the quality, coverage, and accessibility to water level observations in Alaska’s coastal zone. Water level data has many applications that contribute to safe navigation, storm modeling and mapping, tsunami warnings, watches, and advisories, incident response, search and rescue operations, tidal datums, sea-level trends, storm trends, and much more. Photo Courtesy of Jacquelyn …

ANTHC Climate Change Assessments

To assess climate change impacts on public health, ANTHC completed Climate Change Health Assessments for several Alaska communities.

Arctic Youth Ambassadors Program

Brings together youth from across Alaska to serve as ambassadors for their communities and country in building awareness at home and abroad about life in the Arctic.


A customizable tool for recording and communicating significant environmental and ecological events to empower remote communities dealing with the effects of climate change.

Catalog of Federal Resilience Programs for Alaska

Helps Alaska communities identify federal resources that can support local efforts to gather and evaluate information about the risks posed by coastal erosion and other hazards.

Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities

Supports rural Alaska communities experiencing infrastructure impacts resulting from flooding, erosion, and thawing permafrost.

Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities

Supports rural Alaska communities experiencing infrastructure impacts resulting from flooding, erosion, and melting permafrost. Helps communities secure funding for infrastructure projects, and provides grant training and technical assistance.

education infrastructure
Climate Science Primer and Projections for the Middle Kuskokwim

Covers the basics of climate science, including models, trends, and impacts on temperature, precipitation, permafrost, vegetation, wildfire, hydrology, invasive species, and subsistence resources for Georgetown, Alaska.

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.

data-expertise monitoring
Community Based Monitoring Web Portal

Describes community-based monitoring and citizen science programs around Alaska.

Community Partnerships for Self-Reliance

Works with UAF researchers to support rural Alaska communities in long-term self-reliance and sustainability through community-driven research.

data-expertise health-culture
Environmental Health Field Services

Works with Tribal partners and communities to prevent the spread of disease and protect the health of Alaska Native people.

data-expertise health-culture
Foundations for Modular Buildings, Unstable Soils, and Floodplains

Multipoint Foundations was developed in response to continued demand for a foundation strong enough to withstand the rigors of flooding, permafrost, and other variable soils.

infrastructure mitigation
Get Help with Hazard Mitigation Planning

Hazard Mitigation Plans may be integrated into community or comprehensive plans. FEMA requires baseline data of normal conditions to which changes resulting from disaster or hazardous events can be compared.

Grant Writing Assistance Program

Contracts with professional grant writers to provide grant opportunity research and grant writing assistance for member communities.

education funding
Iñupiaq Immersion School

The only Iñupiaq immersion school in the United States.

education health-culture
Ilisagvik College

A two-year tribal college in Utqiagvik.

education health-culture
Indigenous Sentinels Network

The BeringWatch Indigenous Sentinel Network (ISN) is an online database tool for non-scientists in remote communities to record and communicate environmental and ecological information. ISN fills a distinct niche; the focus is on effective real-time ecological monitoring by community members with local and traditional knowledge.

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.

Native Voices from the Frontlines of Climate Change

An online video library focused on climate change, its impacts to Savoonga and Shaktoolik, as well as their response strategies.

mitigation vulnerability
Nome Tribal Climate Adaptation Plan

Project goals were to familiarize tribal members with climate science and local knowledge, provide an opportunity to identify and discuss climate impacts and adaptation strategies, develop a plan, and share information with other rural Alaska and Native communities.

Oscarville Tribal Climate Adaptation Plan

Utilizes the traditional wisdom of the Yup’ik people and infuses the Western science and research into a new space for value-based decision making for adaptation.

Personal Preparedness Guidelines

Offers guidelines and a checklist for personal emergency preparedness, including a set of guidelines specifically for Alaska Native communities.

Promoting Resilience and Adaptation in Coastal Arctic Alaska

Workshops aimed to better equip resource managers and communities to respond to the challenges and opportunities of climate change, supporting healthy habitats and resilient communities.

Resident Technical Assistance Program

Provides CDQ resident entrepreneurs with a source of assistance in developing business plans, feasibility analysis (small projects), grant mentoring, completing loan applications, financial counseling and other unique needs for developing small businesses.

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.

health-culture monitoring
Scenario Planning for the North Slope

Scenarios that describe how resource development could occur and what monitoring efforts would be useful to help protect people and the environment as conditions change.

Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning

Uses climate data to create and share ideas of what a future Northern climate could look like.

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).

Shaktoolik Adaptation Plan

An adaptation plan to support the community’s decision to “defend in place.”

Solar Design Manual for Alaska

Solar photovoltaic (PV) modules continue to improve, and efficiencies above 20% are becoming common for commercially available panels. Learn more in this manual.

Tlingit & Haida Adaptation Plan

A road map for prioritizing, monitoring, and responding to climate threats to important subsistence and cultural resources.

Tribal Climate Change Guide—University of Oregon

Database providing up-to-date information on grants, programs and plans, potential partners, publications, events, and more that may assist tribes in addressing climate change through a broad range of sectors.

USGS Alaska Science Center and Portal

Provides data, information, and research findings to support sound decision-making in Alaska and circumpolar regions. The Alaska Science Portal provides information for over 200 USGS research topics in Alaska. 

Yuut Elitnaurviat

Provides training for local jobs that combines intensive academics and on-the-job training in Bethel.

education health-culture