Our Work

Since 2007, SNAP has used climate data to create and share ideas of how a future Northern climate could look.

We help others envision a future Northern climate.  We develop credible projections that advise policy and management. Scenario planning enables University of Alaska researchers to convey the importance of their work to society.

We emphasize practical application.  We create robust and applicable data, products, tools, and insights for a diverse range of clients—we move beyond "research for the sake of research."

We collaborate across disciplines.  We involve others with expertise in science, economics, culture, and more—from government agencies to residents of Northern communities.

Data analysis + interpretation

process diagramClimate projections can be misleading and potentially misused without interpretation that recognizes uncertainty.  We work with climate data every day and know how to display a trend or pattern in the most unbiased manner.

Scenario planning

Our scenarios use data to ask “What if ...?” Combining scenarios with stakeholder knowledge fosters informed dialogue and planning.

  • Talks, workshops, or long-term funded partnerships can help apply scenarios thinking to your planning or management goals.
  • For larger projects, we can combine our modeling and programming skills with our expertise in communication and scenarios planning.

Science communication

We create maps, websites, tools, diagrams, and print publications to share climate research information with many different audiences. Some examples: