Agenda

Alaska Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation Outreach Program

Program Development Workshop

November 16-18, 2009 • Hilton Hotel - Anchorage

Monday, November 16, 2009

What do we know about climate change and how will it affect Alaskan communities?

8:30 pm

Coffee, Introductions

9:00 am

Introduction to purpose of this workshop

Terry Johnson

9:10 am

Climate Change in Alaskan - an overview

[pdf:4.8mb]

Dr. Larry Hinzman, Director, International Arctic Research Center

10:00 am

Storms, Erosion, Flooding Issues for Communities

Dr. David Atkinson, Assistant Professor, International Arctic Research Center

11:00 am

Implications of Climate Change on Community Infrastructure

Dr. Dan White, Director, Institute of Northern Engineering

12:00 pm

Lunch on Site

1:00 pm

Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries

Dr. Franz Mueter, Assistant Professor, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

2:00 pm

Climate Change Impacts on Fish inWatershed Ecosystems

[pdf:1.5mb]

Dr. Mark Wipfli, Associate Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries, USGS Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

3:00 pm

Ocean Acidification and its Impacts on Alaska Fish, Shellfish and Ecosystems

[pdf:1.9mb]

Dr. Jeremy Mathis, Assistant Professor Chemical Oceanography, Institute of Marine Science

4:00 pm

Public Health Issues Related to Climate Change

[pdf:4.5mb]

Dr. Alan Parkinson, Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Arctic Investigations Program, US Dept of Health and Human Services

5:00 pm

End of the Day

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

8:30 am

Coffee

8:45 am

Goals for the Day

9:00 am

Understanding Community Resiliency and Adaptation

Dr. Todd Brinkman, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Arctic Biology 

10:00 am

Tools for Community Scenario Planning - SNAP

[pdf:3.45mb]

Dr. Sarah Trainor, Water and Environmental Research Center, Institute of Northern Engineering

11:00 am

Hazard Analysis and Emergency Response Resources and Plans in Alaska

[pdf:7.5mb]

Sally Cox, Planner, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development

12:00 pm

Lunch on Site

1:00 pm

State of Alaska's Climate Change Sub-Cabinet

Amy Holman, NOAA Alaska Regional Coordinator, www.climatechange.alaska.gov/

2:00 pm

Adaptation Decision Support Tool

Followed by review, input and discussion

Terry Johnson

3:00 pm

Break

3:30 pm

Developing and Delivering Climate Change Adaptation Outreach in Alaska's Communities

  • Comments from the Adaptation Outreach Program Steering Committee
  • Input from survey results
  • Questions to address:
    • How should this be delivered in our varying communities? How do we engage our communities?
    • What are our expectations of outcomes?
    • What are our expectations of ourselves in terms of committment, follow up?
    • How do we reach 250+ communities?
    • What resources do we need to develop to deliver an effective program?
    • Action plan and timeline?
    • How to evaluate the program?
    • Next steps.

 

5:00pm

End for the Day

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

8:30 am Coffee
9:00 am

Continuing from Tuesday: Developing and Delivering Climate Change Adaptation Outreach in Alaska's Communities

  • Comments from the Adaptation Outreach Program Steering Committee
  • Input from survey results
  • Questions to address:
    • How should this be delivered in our varying communities? How do we engage our communities?
    • What are our expectations of outcomes?
    • What are our expectations of ourselves in terms of committment, follow up?
    • How do we reach 250+ communities?
    • What resources do we need to develop to deliver an effective program?
    • Action plan and timeline?
    • How to evaluate the program?
    • Next steps.

 

12:00 pm

Working Lunch on Site

Workshop ends at 1:30 so people can make 3:00 pm flight south