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​​​​Science Needs Workshop

26-27 April 2011, Anchorage, Alaska

walcc_final_report_web_27june12-1-COVER.jpgThe Western Alaska LCC, the Department of Interior's Alaska Climate Science Center​ and the Bureau of Land Management brought together 150 land and resource managers, field specialists, researchers and local knowledge experts to identify climate change related priority science/information needs for land and resource management in western Alaska. The workshop results help inform development of the LCC's Science Strategy, which will guide the LCC's efforts over the next ten years. The workshop was modeled in part after the 2007 WildREACH Workshop for the arctic region. Attendance was by invitation; workshop organizers sought diverse cross-program and cross-agency participation. 

The workshop agenda, background materials, and participant list and presentations are available below, or you can download the report​. For questions about the workshop or the report, please contact Joel Reynolds, Western AK LCC Science Coordinator, at or 907-786-3914.


 Science Workshop Materials

Folder: Background Materials
Folder: Breakout Group Reports
Folder: Plenary Presentations
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​​Downscaling Workshop

Following the LCC Science Workshop, an Alaska Climate Data Downscaling Workshop was held on 28-29 April. This 1.5 day invitation-only workshop, sponsored by the Department of the Interior's Alaska Climate Science Center​ and with facilitation by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, provided a forum for scientists and managers to: explore state-of-the-science techniques and methodologies for downscaling climate data; understand current science capacities applicable to Alaska; learn about new initiatives and future capacity in Alaska; and discuss science and management needs for the State of Alaska.  

The outcome of this workshop is summarized in this brochure​​ addressing Alaska’s downscaling capacities and needs; the brochure identifies a science action plan that provides capacity-building recommendations and propose a research agenda that addresses State needs.

For more information, contact: Scott Rupp, Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning (SNAP)/University of Alaska Fairbanks, at or 907-474-7535 or Steve Gray, Alaska Climate Science Center, at or 907-786-6780.