We work with many partners in many areas
Our research and resource-management projects focus on one or more areas of expertise, including science communication, data visualization and analysis, research collaboration, and scenario planning.
|Alaska Garden Helper|
Use this web tool to explore local growing conditions under a changing climate, including growing season length, minimum temperatures, growing degree days, and hardiness zones.
|data-visualization-and-analysis science-communication||garden project||completed|
|Alaska-Canada climate-biome shifts|
Projections of shifts in 18 climate types linked to ecological biomes across Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. An expansion of the Connecting Alaska Landscapes project.
|data-visualization-and-analysis research-collaboration||biome climate project||completed|
|ALFRESCO and habitat research|
ALFRESCO simulates responses of subarctic and boreal vegetation to climatic changes.
|data-visualization-and-analysis||alfresco habitat project||ongoing|
|Arctic climate change impacts on ecosystem services and society|
Relationships between climate change and availability of subsistence resources. Creating scenarios of how and where resources may be available in the future.
|research-collaboration scenario-planning||climate ecosystem-services project||ongoing|
|Arctic Data Collaborative (ARDAC)|
ARDAC houses Arctic data sets that can be be utilized in their current form for decision-making and project planning.
|data-visualization-and-analysis research-collaboration||data-visualization project research-collaboration||ongoing|
|Arctic sea ice: satellite observations, climate model performance, future scenarios|
Using technology to investigate the downward trend of Arctic sea ice.
|data-visualization-and-analysis scenario-planning||modeling project remote-sensing scenario-planning sea-ice||completed|
|Arctic shipping data synthesis|
Understanding risks presented by marine shipping traffic on ecosystem services.
|data-visualization-and-analysis scenario-planning||project transportation||completed|
The Arctic-EDS will refine and further develop sustainable technologies to provide best-available data curated for engineering design needs in a single, dynamically-updated, online hub.
|data-visualization-and-analysis||infrastructure project transportation||ongoing|
|Assessment and mapping of riverine hydrokinetic resources in the continental US|
Assessment of the riverine hydrokinetic energy resource in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska, excluding tidal waters.
|research-collaboration||hydrology project river||completed|
|Chugach climate change scenario planning|
An assessment of future scenarios in the Chugach National Forest given ongoing climate change, social change, and economic change.
|research-collaboration scenario-planning||climate project scenario-planning||completed|
|Climate change impacts on forested ecosystems of Alaska|
Overview of current and future climate change impacts on all forested regions of Alaska.
|scenario-planning||climate forest project||completed|
|Climate change impacts on water availability in Alaska|
A modeling effort aimed at estimating the balance between precipitation and evapotranspiration across Alaska.
|data-visualization-and-analysis scenario-planning||climate freshwater project||completed|
|Climate change scenario planning for Alaska Region National Park Service Units|
Developed climate change scenarios for NPS-managed areas in Alaska; and a discussion tool for Alaska national park visitors.
|scenario-planning science-communication||climate national-parks project scenario-planning||completed|
|Climate change summary reports for National Parks, Preserves and Monuments|
Brief fact sheets providing climate projections for each of Alaska’s National Park Service areas.
|data-visualization-and-analysis science-communication||climate national-parks project research-collaboration||completed|
|Community partnerships for self-reliance|
Facilitating community driven responses to self-reliance and sustainability challenges by identifying and linking relevant information and research support.
|Connecting Alaska’s landscapes into the future|
Projections of shifts in 18 climate types linked to ecological biomes across Alaska, with emphasis on several key species. This project was expanded in Alaska Canada Biome Shift.
|research-collaboration scenario-planning||biome climate project||completed|
|Geospatial modeling for Alaska broadband|
Alaska lags in adequate infrastructure for providing high-speed broadband access statewide. SNAP designed a broadband mapping model to connect rural locations to the existing fiber backbone.
|data-visualization-and-analysis research-collaboration||communication modeling project||completed|
|Governor’s Subcabinet on Climate Change|
A report to the State of Alaska on the potential long-term impacts of climate change.
|research-collaboration scenario-planning||climate project||completed|
|Great Bear Lake climate change analysis|
An analysis of potential future climate change impacts in the Great Bear Lake region of the Northwest Territories, Canada.
|research-collaboration scenario-planning||climate project||completed|
|Historical Sea Ice Atlas|
Choose time periods and locations of interest, and view mapped sea ice data dating from the mid-1800s to present. Sea ice data also available for download.
|data-visualization-and-analysis science-communication||project remote-sensing sea-ice||completed|
|IEM: An Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska and Northwest Canada|
Using modeling to understand potential landscape, habitat, and ecosystem change in Alaska and Northwest Canada.
|research-collaboration scenario-planning||modeling project||ongoing|
|Igiugig Village Climate Change Adaptation Assessment|
This Adaptation Assessment is the first step in developing a climate adaptation plan for the Igiugig Village Council (IVC). The ultimate objective of this assessment is to create a baseline foundation of information, research, and partnerships that are locally driven and dynamic in nature.
|adaptation-plan community project resiliency||completed|
|Interdisciplinary Research for Arctic Coastal Environments (InteRFACE)|
InteRFACE is a DOE-SNAP collaboration which will research changes in sea-ice and marine ecosystems and the effects of those changes on coastal people, infrastructure, and economies.
|research-collaboration||hydrology infrastructure marine-shipping project scenario-planning sea-ice||ongoing|
|Interior Issues Council Climate Change Taskforce|
This task force will develop strategies for helping mitigate climate change by conserving energy, educating the public, and developing longer-range plans.
|scenario-planning science-communication||climate project||completed|
|Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic: a Report to the President|
Highlights the need to use the best available science in decision-making about Arctic development and conservation.
|data-visualization-and-analysis science-communication||climate policy project||completed|
We build mapping applications to support geospatial data efforts.
|National Petroleum Reserve: Alaska climate change analysis|
Assessing potential impacts of climate change on temperature, precipitation, water availability, vegetation, and fire regime in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
|research-collaboration scenario-planning||climate oil-and-gas project||completed|
|Nenana Ridge experimental burn|
SNAP collaborated with scientists, engineers and foresters on an experimental burn that quantified the effects of fuels reduction treatments on fire behavior.
|data-visualization-and-analysis research-collaboration||project wildfire||completed|
|North Slope climate analysis|
SNAP worked with The Nature Conservancy to provide downscaled climate change projections for the Alaska North Slope Borough.
|data-visualization-and-analysis research-collaboration||climate project||completed|
|Permafrost dynamics modeling in Alaska using a high spatial resolution dataset|
SNAP is working with UAF geophysicists to project what may happen to permafrost in the future, and to map these projections statewide.
|data-visualization-and-analysis scenario-planning||modeling permafrost project||completed|
|Potential effects of climate change on Sitka hydropower|
Using climate projections to determine if Southeast Alaska is facing a climate regime shift that might alter hydropower electricity availability.
|Precipitation Projections for Alaska Infrastructure|
SNAP collaborated with the Alaska Department of Transportation to develop a point precipitation frequency tool using state-of-the-art climate projections to better understand the future of precipitation trends across Alaska.
|data-visualization-and-analysis research-collaboration||climate infrastructure modeling precipitation project transportation||completed|
|Protecting transportation infrastructure using Unmanned Aircraft Systems|
How unmanned aircraft systems (UASs or drones) can be used for the surveillance of pipeline infrastructure.
|research-collaboration science-communication||drone project remote-sensing transportation||completed|
|Rapid Ecoregional Assessments for Alaska|
An assessment of important resource values and patterns of environmental change across a large area for the Bureau of Land Management. One of 4 such studies in Alaska.
|Science Communications Support|
We design science communications products including pamphlets, news releases, videos, and more.
|Slope Stability Modeling|
Hyper-detailed surface modeling and change detection methods have been developed to understand slope stability along critical Alaska highways at Glitter Gulch and Long Lake.
|infrastructure project remote-sensing temperature||completed|
|Socio-ecological characteristics of disturbance in Alaska|
Projecting future scenarios of vegetation cover and succession trajectories due to the effects of beetles and wildfire in interior Alaska.
|scenario-planning||forest project wildfire||ongoing|
|State change and vulnerability in the Alaska boreal forest|
Understanding the connections among vegetation, the organic soil layer, and permafrost ground stability in Alaska boreal ecosystems.
|data-visualization-and-analysis research-collaboration||forest project||completed|
|Steller sea lion surveys|
UAS research confirmed that threatened Steller Sea Lion populations could be more accurately and safely surveyed at their haul-outs and rookeries.
|drone habitat project wildlife||completed|
|Tax information management using topographical Information|
Terrain models can be monitored for changes that affect tax records and community planning.
|data-visualization-and-analysis||community modeling patent project||completed|
|UAV inspection of the Placer River Trail bridge through image-based 3D modeling|
Unmanned aerial vehicle research resulted in the first bridge inspection and a hyper-detailed 3D model for bridge inspections in the United States.
|data-visualization-and-analysis||drone infrastructure modeling project transportation||completed|
|Volcanic ash sensing|
Research and development of an in-situ sensor deployable on UAS to collect real-time data about volcanic aerosol size, concentration, and chemistry.
|data-visualization-and-analysis||modeling patent project||completed|
We develop web applications for the visualization and interpretation of SNAP data to be used by researchers, students, and other audiences.
|data-visualization-and-analysis science-communication||communication project||ongoing|
We build websites for research-related groups affiliated with the University of Alaska. We can help you develop your research-communication goals through your website.
|science-communication||communication design project||ongoing|
|Yukon water availability analysis|
Developing a modeling tool for mapping future growing-season water availability for the Yukon.
|data-visualization-and-analysis research-collaboration||freshwater project||completed|