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IPY Activity #621

Alaska Arctic and Bering Sea Coastal Alaska Monitoring and Assessment Program (AKMAP)

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Activity leaders
Douglas Dasher, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, 610 University Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Stephen Jewett, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

Project goals
AKMAP is adapting the US Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) developed with the goal of using sample surveys to monitor the condition of the Nation’s ecological resources to evaluate the cumulative success of current policies and programs and to identify emerging problems before they become widespread or irreversible. In the Arctic, these projects will undertake a multidisciplinary research effort to quantify spatial and temporal changes in Alaska’s Arctic Coastal Ecosystems and will provide a baseline for long-term assessment of the status and trends of significant estuarine and coastal resources

Geographic focus
Western coastal areas of Alaska from Attu Island to Katkovik, Alaska

Taxonomic focus
Arctic coastal ecosystem-wide

Countries involved in activity
Coordination with international programs including NaGisa, Census of Marine Life, and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program

Expedition dates and vessels
June 28 – July 27, 2006, R/V Norseman I; June 21 – July 23, 2007, R/V Norseman I

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