Established in 2010, the Alaska CASC provides scientific information, tools, and techniques to resource managers and communities in Alaska.
Hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks' International Arctic Research Center with a USGS-hosted office in Anchorage, the Alaska CASC works with natural and cultural resource managers, policy makers, Alaska Native Tribes, and researchers across the state to produce actionable, user-informed science. They prioritize making climate models Alaska-relevant and informing communities through research.
To facilitate communication and collaboration with Alaska Native Tribes, the Alaska CASC is joined by a Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Resilience Liaison.
- University of Alaska - Fairbanks (Host)
- University of Alaska - Anchorage
- University of Alaska - Southeast
Science priorities include:
- Creating high-resolution climate models to help forecast species and ecosystem responses to climate change at different scales.
- Integrating physical climate models with ecological, habitat, and population response models.
- Developing methods to assess the vulnerability of species, habitats, and human communities to climate change.
- Developing standardized approaches to modeling, monitoring, data management and decision support.
Key Documents & Reports
- AK CASC Strategic Plan
- AK CASC Five-Year Review Report (March 2017)
- 2022 AK CASC Annual Report
- 2021 AK CASC Annual Report
- 2020 AK CASC Annual Report
- 2019 AK CASC Annual Report
- 2018 AK CASC Annual Report
- 2017 AK CASC Annual Report
- 2016 AK CASC Annual Report
- 2014-2015 AK CASC Annual Report
- 2012-2013 AK CASC Annual Report
- 2011-2012 AK CASC Annual Report
- 2010-2011 AK CASC Annual Report