Arctic Field Projects

Project Title: Alaska Community-based Monitoring Best Practices Workshop (Award# 1433155)

PI: Sigman, Marilyn J (
Phone: (907) 474.1851 
Institute/Department: U of Alaska, Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences 
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Funding Agency: US\Federal\NSF\GEO\OPP\ARC\AON
Program Manager: Dr. Erica Key ( )
Discipline(s): | Education and Outreach |

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Science Summary:
The Alaska Community-based Monitoring (CBM) Best Practices Workshop will be held April 1-2, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. This workshop will engage funders and program managers of CBM projects and programs and community members engaged in CBM, which involves dialogue and interaction between scientists and non-scientists. The development of a viable model for planning, implementing, and sustaining CBM throughout Alaska and in the Alaskan Arctic will provide the means to ensure a diversity of people become engaged in science and that scientific results are shared broadly with the communities affected by the research. Because of the nature of Alaskans engaged in CBM, the workshop will engage underrepresented minorities in science and technology. It will also increase public scientific literacy and public engagement with science and technology, and develop partnerships between academia and others. A major potential benefit to the well being of individuals in society will be realized by future contributions of CBM efforts to the detection significant environmental changes that require community or societal responses to mitigate, adapt to, or reverse. The funding requested would make it possible to offer the workshop free of charge to participants, complete planning, invite and pay travel costs for successful practitioners as speakers, pay facilities costs, and use the results of the workshop to write a CBM Best Practices manual applicable to Alaska and the Arctic.

Logistics Summary:
This grant funded the Alaska Community-based Monitoring (CBM) Best Practices Workshop held April 1-2, 2014 in Anchorage, AK. This workshop gathered together practitioners engaged in projects that rely on Alaskan community members to collect scientific data and/or observations about environmental change to discuss the most effective practices to sustain community involvement and provide accurate and useful environmental information.

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