News from AK CASC

Speaking the language of adaptation: AK CASC climate training brings Tribal communities together

By Molly Tankersley | November 9, 2022
a woman speaks into a microphone in front of a screen showing images of flooding

As severe weather increases across Alaska, climate adaptation in rural Alaska is a growing task for Alaska Tribes. Earlier this month, a cohort representing twelve Alaska tribal communities across western and interior Alaska gathered at…

A close-up shot. A child (face obscured) holds a petri dish in their hand while wearing a warm winter coat.

New CASC Microberry Project Kicks Off

By Mike Delue | October 1, 2021

The Microberry project may be a new initiative for the AK CASC, but the team are no newcomers to citizen science efforts.

members of USCG MER and IARC posed for a photo in masks

AK CASC Leadership met with US Coast Guard officials on Arctic science needs

By Molly Tankersley | September 28, 2021

Members of the US Coast Guard Office of Marine Environmental Response (USCG MER) Policy division met with AK CASC University Director Scott Rupp and Deputy University Director Jessica Garron in Fairbanks earlier this month to…

Annual Report – 2021 Year in Review

By Molly Tankersley | September 3, 2021

The AK CASC Annual Report 2021 highlights developments over the last year while also diving deeper into the work of our scientists and staff.

graphic of coastal mountains showing the connection between ridge to reef on one side and icefield to ocean on the other, with the alaska and pacific islands climate adaptation science center logos

Learn about the unique CASC collaboration studying ridge-to-reef and icefield-to-ocean connections across the Pacific

By Molly Tankersley | August 30, 2021

Thousands of miles from the temperate rainforest of Alaska’s southern panhandle, the tropical watersheds of the Pacific Islands face surprisingly similar challenges in a changing climate.  As steep watersheds with dramatic environmental gradients are key…

Researchers travel by ski to remote locations on the Juneau Icefield to collect snow and melt measurements in April 2015.

Runoff from melting Juneau Icefield increases

By Molly Tankersley | July 19, 2021

Glacier runoff from one of the largest icefields in North America has been increasing for more than three decades, AK CASC researchers have found. As the Juneau Icefield continues to lose mass, the flow will…