capacity within the LCC is represented in the Science & Traditional Ecological Knowledge Community (Science
Community). The Science Community is comprised of university, government and nongovernmental scientists,
researchers, and specialized science and technical expertise, including
traditional knowledge experts and elders from western Alaska. Individuals from the Science Community participate
in various specialized science panels or working groups and in the review of
the science strategy for the LCC, as permitted through their respective
organizations. The LCC staff coordinates
with appropriate experts within this Community to meet specific shared information
needs of the LCC partners.
2014, we have engaged with over 70 different entities to collaborate
on projects and/or provide science and knowledge to help define the direction
of the LCC. These collaborators include
17 Federal and 6 State of Alaska agencies, 13 tribal governments and organizations, 25 non-governmental organizations, 14 universities and 1 local
government who have been involved in providing science support or in conducting
LCC sponsored projects.