The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) listens and responds to what Alaska agencies, industries, and citizens need to respond to a changing climate. ACCAP works directly with stakeholders to inform realistic community plans and climate adaptation strategies using the most scientifically accurate, reliable, and up-to-date information.
The Alaska /sites/default/files/images/iarc-unit-logos/page/Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) is one of fourteen regional consortia supported by the Joint Fire Science Program and is part of a national fire science knowledge exchange network. AFSC's primary purpose is to strengthen the link between fire science research and on-the-ground application by promoting communication between managers and scientists, providing an organized fire science delivery platform, and facilitating collaborative scientist-manager research development.
Established in 2010, the Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) is the first of eight regional climate science centers to be established in the United States. The AK CSC is a federally-led research collaboration that brings together the expertise of federal and university scientists to address the priorities of federal, state, and tribal resource managers. Its purpose is to provide 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 Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research (CGC) was established in 1990 to serve as the focal point at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for developing, coordinating, and implementing interdisciplinary research and education related to the role of the Arctic and sub-Arctic in the Earth system, and to stimulate and facilitate global change research in this region.
One of 18 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperative Institutes, the Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research (CIFAR) fosters collaboration between NOAA, UA, and others doing ecosystem and environmental research in Alaska and its associated Arctic regions.
The Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA), the leading provider of geospatial data in the Arctic, organizes and shares its diverse data and technological capabilities among the Alaskan, Arctic, and world communities. Established in 2001 as an initiative of UA’s President, GINA operates at all three of UA’s main residential campuses. GINA works with agencies, NGOs, and private sector organizations to serve the geospatial data covering Alaska.
The Scenarios Network for Alaska & Arctic Planning (SNAP) aims to help people plan in a changing climate. Working with a wide range of partners and collaborators on many projects, it explores possible futures based on the best scientific knowledge and data available. With a strong partnership with ACCAP, SNAP strives to inform a broad audience by making their resources available and their methods known.