A workshop on community-based monitoring of Alaska’s coasts and oceans will be held in Anchorage on April 1-2, at the Hotel Captain Cook.
More than 120 participants from Alaska and other states will identify and respond to common issues for citizen science, traditional knowledge and public participation in scientific research — all part of community-based monitoring. Participants will hear about model programs, clarify top priorities for funders and community members, develop a set of guidance documents (including best practices and lessons learned), and network with others in Alaska who are interested in or are actively doing this work.
Highlights will include remarks by Fran Ulmer, chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, and Reggie Joule, mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough, on how community-based monitoring fits into the larger discussion on arctic research and policy. Two Arctic community-based initiatives will be featured: an online atlas and a joint Russian-American community perspectives dialog.
Registration is required to attend the free workshop, which is being sponsored by the Alaska Ocean Observing System, the Alaska Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Sea Grant program.
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