Gulf of Alaska Glacier Workshop

Funded Title: 
Implications of Glacier Change in Alaska
Location: 
Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 
October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013

As climate changes, watersheds along the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) are experiencing some of the highest rates of glacier melting on Earth, causing significant societal and ecological impacts on the structure and productivity of marine ecosystems, safety hazards related to glaciers, hydropower generation, and sea-level rise. This project will bring together scientists and land and resource managers at a workshop to establish a cross-disciplinary framework for developing new tools to monitor and anticipate future changes in glacier runoff along the GOA. This workshop will result in a more coordinated strategy for studying glacier change in Alaska and addressing key outstanding questions related to glacier change.