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Title: Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Perspectives from the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort Region

Abstract

In May 2013, the Arctic Council requested the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) to “produce information to assist local decision-makers and stakeholders in three pilot regions in developing adaptation tools and strategies to better deal with climate change and other pertinent environmental stressors” (AMAP, 2017). Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA) is the response to that request: an assessment of climate and integrated social and environmental frameworks or models that can inform adaptation actions in the face of Arctic change. Three Arctic regions were chosen by AMAP for pilot assessments to be conducted simultaneously. This report is an assessment for the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort (BCB) region. It focuses on the challenges that residents have experienced and the adaptations they have implemented in response to the rapid changes of recent decades – in climate, landscape, wildlife, and social, economic, and health systems. It also looks to the future and analyzes the strengths and deficiencies in societies’ and individuals’ abilities to adapt, so that decision-makers may better understand where assistance is needed or where alternatives must be developed.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [1];  [10];  [1];  [11];  [12];  [13];  [1];  [14];  [15]
  1. Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (United States)
  2. Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa (Canada)
  3. Arctic and Antarctic Research Inst. (AARI), St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
  4. Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russia). Inst. of Geography
  5. Madison River Group, Inc (MRG), Ashburn, VA (United States)
  6. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), AK (United States). National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Fisheries Science Center
  7. Univ. of Victoria, BC (Canada); Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Victoria, BC (Canada)
  8. Univ. of Calgary, AB (Canada)
  9. Huntington Consultants, Eagle River, AK (United States)
  10. Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
  11. Univ. of Victoria, BC (Canada)
  12. EcoPolicy Research and Consulting, Moscow (Russia)
  13. Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  14. Aleut International Association, Anchorage, AK (United States)
  15. United States Geological Survey (USGS), Reston, AK (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23). Climate and Environmental Sciences Division
Contributing Org.:
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
OSTI Identifier:
1435018
Report Number(s):
ISBN - 978-82-7971-103-2
14SC502632
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0012558
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: AMAP, 2017. Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA) - Bering/Chukchi/Beaufort Region Overview report. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Oslo, Norway. 24 pp
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Arctic, adaptation, mitigation, resilience

Citation Formats

Hinzman, Larry D, Outridge, Peter, Klepikov, Alexander, Walsh, John E., Ananicheva, Maria, Armstrong, Thomas, Bengtson, John, Flato, Greg, Gerlach, S. Craig, Huntington, Henry P., Kofinas, Gary, Loring, Philip, Lovecraft, Amy Lauren, Eerkes- Medrano, Laura, Nikitina, Elena, Preston, Benjamin L., Trainor, Sarah F., Gamble, Jim, and Thorsteinson, Lyman. Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Perspectives from the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort Region. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1435018.
Hinzman, Larry D, Outridge, Peter, Klepikov, Alexander, Walsh, John E., Ananicheva, Maria, Armstrong, Thomas, Bengtson, John, Flato, Greg, Gerlach, S. Craig, Huntington, Henry P., Kofinas, Gary, Loring, Philip, Lovecraft, Amy Lauren, Eerkes- Medrano, Laura, Nikitina, Elena, Preston, Benjamin L., Trainor, Sarah F., Gamble, Jim, & Thorsteinson, Lyman. Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Perspectives from the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort Region. United States. doi:10.2172/1435018.
Hinzman, Larry D, Outridge, Peter, Klepikov, Alexander, Walsh, John E., Ananicheva, Maria, Armstrong, Thomas, Bengtson, John, Flato, Greg, Gerlach, S. Craig, Huntington, Henry P., Kofinas, Gary, Loring, Philip, Lovecraft, Amy Lauren, Eerkes- Medrano, Laura, Nikitina, Elena, Preston, Benjamin L., Trainor, Sarah F., Gamble, Jim, and Thorsteinson, Lyman. Thu . "Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Perspectives from the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort Region". United States. doi:10.2172/1435018. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1435018.
@article{osti_1435018,
title = {Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Perspectives from the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort Region},
author = {Hinzman, Larry D and Outridge, Peter and Klepikov, Alexander and Walsh, John E. and Ananicheva, Maria and Armstrong, Thomas and Bengtson, John and Flato, Greg and Gerlach, S. Craig and Huntington, Henry P. and Kofinas, Gary and Loring, Philip and Lovecraft, Amy Lauren and Eerkes- Medrano, Laura and Nikitina, Elena and Preston, Benjamin L. and Trainor, Sarah F. and Gamble, Jim and Thorsteinson, Lyman},
abstractNote = {In May 2013, the Arctic Council requested the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) to “produce information to assist local decision-makers and stakeholders in three pilot regions in developing adaptation tools and strategies to better deal with climate change and other pertinent environmental stressors” (AMAP, 2017). Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA) is the response to that request: an assessment of climate and integrated social and environmental frameworks or models that can inform adaptation actions in the face of Arctic change. Three Arctic regions were chosen by AMAP for pilot assessments to be conducted simultaneously. This report is an assessment for the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort (BCB) region. It focuses on the challenges that residents have experienced and the adaptations they have implemented in response to the rapid changes of recent decades – in climate, landscape, wildlife, and social, economic, and health systems. It also looks to the future and analyzes the strengths and deficiencies in societies’ and individuals’ abilities to adapt, so that decision-makers may better understand where assistance is needed or where alternatives must be developed.},
doi = {10.2172/1435018},
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year = {2017},
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