SIWO Resources

Weather and Ice

National Weather Service - Alaska Sea Ice Program:
- Sea ice concentration analysis (updated daily):
- Sea ice stage (thickness) analysis (updated daily:
- Sea ice forecast map (updated M/W/F):
- Sea ice forecast description (updated M/W/F):
- Sea surface temperature map (updated daily):
- Monthly sea ice outlook (issued 4th Thursday each month):

National Snow and Ice Data Center - Arctic Sea Ice News:

Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA):


UAF's Wales Sea Ice Webcam:


FAA Aviation Weather Cameras:

Round Island Walrus Cam (seasonal):

Walrus/Whale Tracking

USGS Walrus Tracking Website:

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Bowhead Tracking Website:
Walrus Tracking Website:

Press & Outreach

SIWO presentation at the Melting Ice, Rising Seas Focus Session, November 2016 (PDF - 7.4 MB)

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Alaska Native Knowledge Merges with Modern Research to Help Study Arctic (27 June 2015)

KNOM Radio: Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (27 April 2012)

Alaska Public Radio Interview: New Sea Ice Report to Chronicle Arctic Conditions (27 April 2012)

SIWO Highlighted in the U.S. Arctic Research Commission Report on the Goals and Objectives for Arctic Research 2011-2012

SIWO featured in the International Council for Science report Understanding Earth's Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008, Chapter 5.2 "Broadening the Cross-Disciplinary Impact of IPY Research":

Arctic Sounder: Ice-forecasting Project Uses Facebook to Improve Safety for Walrus Hunters and Whalers (24 May 2011)

Webinar hosted by Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) (May 24, 2011).

NYTimes: Another Symbol of the Arctic's Complex Ecosystem Finds Itself on Thin Ice (10 August 2010)

Webinar hosted by Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) (15 June 2010)


SIWO Flyer (PDF - 415 KB)