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About the Alaska CSC




In This Section:

2010-2011 Annual Report
 
2011-2012 Annual Report
 
2012-2013 Annual Report
 
Alaska CSC Strategic Plan
 
Stakeholder Input

Director: Dr. Stephen T. Gray
Host Institution:
 
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Location University of Alaska Anchorage
Established:  March 2010

In early 2011, the Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) opened as the first of eight regional Climate Science Centers. The Alaska CSC provides scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. The AK CSC is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and physically housed within the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). 

In addition to its relationship with UAF and UAA, the Alaska CSC has also developed strong partnerships with faculty from the University of Alaska Southeast, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the USDA Forest Service, and the National Park Service.  Together these partners provide expertise in climate science, ecology, environmental impacts  assessment , modeling, cultural impacts, and advanced information technology.  These partnerships are essential for addressing climate issues in Alaska, where changes in temperature and precipitation are already having significant impacts on terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

The Alaska CSC sponsors a summer school specifically designed to immerse a new generation of scientists in the opportunities and challenges of climate modeling. This summer, 19 students attended the summer school.

Alaska Climate Science Center Ribbon Cutting


February 24, 2011

Department of the Interior and University of Alaska Dedicate Climate Science Center


  • Cutting the ribbon to dedicate the new Alaska Climate Science Center on Feb. 24, 2011 were (left to right) Fran Ulmer, Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage; Brian Rogers, Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks; Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science; and John Pugh, Chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast. University of Alaska
    (left to right) Fran Ulmer, Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage; Brian Rogers, Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks; Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science; and John Pugh, Chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast.
  • Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, addresses the Alaska CSC launch. University of Alaska
    Anne Castle Addresses Room at CSC launch - UAA Photo
  • The University of Alaska system is a tremendous resource, and the CSC will leverage the work already being done at the university on the impacts of climate change to Arctic resources,” said Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science. University of Alaska
    Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
  • (left to right) Fran Ulmer, Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage; Brian Rogers, Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks; Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science; and John Pugh, Chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast.
  • Anne Castle Addresses Room at CSC launch - UAA Photo
  • Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science