NOAA Webinar: Opportunities for NOAA to Reduce Risk and Increase Adaptive Capacity in Coastal Alaska
When: 1 June 2017
Where: Silver Spring, Maryland and online: 8:00-9:00am AKDT, 12:00-1:00pm EDT
Speaker: Amy Holman, NOAA's Regional Coordinator for Alaska. Presenting from NOAA in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Abstract: In Alaska, changes in snow, ice, and weather have resulted in risks to human lives, infrastructure damage, threats to valuable natural resources, and disruption of hunting, fishing, and livelihoods. Leaders from the Aleutians to the Chukchi Sea came together for a series of Coastal Resilience and Adaptation Workshops, spearheaded by three Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association. Tribal leaders, resource managers, community planners, and scientists explored strategies to adapt to these unprecedented changes.Three hundred management and science questions were generated, and an AdaptAlaska initiative is taking shape to reduce risk to human lives and mitigate disaster impacts by enhancing collaboration among tribes & government agencies and leveraging government resources to support local decision-making. Amy Holman will describe the effort and highlight opportunities for NOAA to contribute.