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Sharing science and perspectives at Science Summit to strengthen PI-AK connections

By Molly Tankersley | January 27, 2023

Amidst the short, cold days of early January in Alaska, the balmy coastline of O‘ahu seems an unlikely place to find research connections. But this month, a group of Alaska CASC researchers gathered at the PI-CASC 2023 Hawaiʻi Climate Adaptation Science Summit to learn and share their research as part of the Pacific Islands-Alaska CASC,…

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Distant lands intertwine: PI-CASC hosts Alaska CASC scientists in Hawaiʻi

By John I. Borja | December 19, 2022

From icy fields to humid jungles, partner researchers from Hawaiʻi and Alaska have had a pair of opportunities this year to visit each other’s work spaces and get an up-close look at the parallels their regions had in science, community, and natural resources. The Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center, in coordination with the University…

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Research across the Pacific: PI-AK scientists meet in Juneau

By Molly Tankersley | August 16, 2022

On the banks of Montana Creek in Juneau, Alaska, a group clad in colorful rain gear watches expectantly as AK CASC graduate student Kevin Fitzgerald empties a throng of juvenile salmon from a small wire trap. His audience has traveled across the Pacific from Hawai`i to observe stream research in Alaskan watersheds and compare methodologies…

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Launch of Hawaiʻi climate portal provides powerful tools for local decision-making

By Molly Tankersley | July 6, 2022

From managing invasive species or protecting ground and surface water, to restoring native ecosystems, a new tool will help resource managers, climate researchers, students, educators, and the community at large in Hawaiʻi navigate the impacts of changing climate patterns. The Hawaiʻi Climate Data Portal (HCDP), launched this past spring with the help of PI-AK collaborators…

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PI-AK presenters at OSM

PI-AK Research Collaborations Spotlighted at 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting

By Darcy Yogi | April 13, 2022

At the 2022 Ocean Science Meeting, the first cohort of Pacific Islands-Alaska Collaboration (PI-AK) researchers and project partners from Southeast AK and Hawaiʻi highlighted their scientific findings of changing climate dynamics with resulting or projected impacts on watershed processes, fish habitat, nearshore ecosystem dynamics and health, and coral reef productivity. Presenters also spoke towards efforts to build student research and exchange opportunities, facilitate co-production, and address the link between their research and actionable science that can apply to both the Pacific Islands and Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs).

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Parallels across the Pacific: A new website launches for the Pacific Islands-Alaska CASC collaboration

By Molly Tankersley | February 16, 2022

Scientists from each region are teaming up to perform cross-regional research, cultural engagement, and synthesis, developing a variety of forums for scientists, managers, and students to jointly explore these systems and exchange knowledge as a means to support community-based climate adaptation.

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