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Current Coastal Change Research and Priority Information Needs in Western Alaska, Cook Inlet and Southeast Alaska

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Conservation Planning and Design, Decision Support Tools and Data

Research on coastal change in Cook Inlet and South East Alaska has increased rapidly in recent years, making it challenging to track existing projects, understand their cumulative insights, gauge remaining research gaps, and prioritize future work. The project proposed here will identify existing coastal change research in Cook Inlet and Southeast Alaska, and synthesize each project’s focus, approach, and findings.

The resulting report will document the research landscape for communities facing change, decision-makers navigating change, researchers pursuing projects, as well as funding agencies trying to prioritize where to allocate resources. This project will help the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC) meet its mission of coordinating, developing, and disseminating applied science to inform conservation in the context of climate change.

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Start Date 5/1/2014

End Date 2/28/2016

Project Status In Progress

Funding$30,000

Fiscal Year Funded 2015

Project Managers Sarah F. Trainor, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Partners University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Geographic Area Alaska