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I-Corps Program

TBEC has been selected to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps Program. 

The I-Corps program develops and nurtures a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products, and processes that benefit society.

45th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop

Active Hope in an Era of Environmental Extremes.

 

TBECs Jaimlyn Sypniewski attended and had the honor of presenting a poster on Climate Impact statements. 

SBIR

TBEC’s SBIR Phase I project addresses climate risk management needs as it bridges the biophysical and social sciences and is informed by real-time observational and traditional knowledge to identify the potential environmental risks that may impact the installation and operation of a project over its lifecycle.

Alaska Forum

The Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) is a statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists, and community elders. 

TBEC had the honor of presenting at the forum. 

University of Alaska - Fairbanks

TBEC is teaming with University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF) to build upon the village-level environmental assessments completed by TBEC and the work done by UAF to develop a tool that can be used by all Alaskans impacted by a changing climate.  

State of Emergency

The Alaska Federation of Natives declared a climate change emergency for Alaskan villages (KTUU).

Napakiak Site Visit

TBEC presented our preliminary estimates of future climate variables at a community meeting. Several community members and elders discussed their concerns and how the projected climate may affect their cultures and lifestyles.

Chefornak Site Visit

TBEC, accompanied by staff from Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), visited with the Village of Chefornak in May of 2019.

We met with several community members, who provided a tour of the village and its climate change issues.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Two Bears Environmental Consulting, LLC is completing environmental risk assessments with BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) grants for communities in Alaska where global environmental change has placed them at increased risk. The projects will be initiated in coordination with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and other key stakeholders.

Environmentally Threatened Communites

Tribal Resilience program to hire an environmental modeling firm to develop downscaled risk assessments for their communities. The goal of the assessments is to predict future environmental conditions on the ground including rainfall, snowfall, erosion, flooding, permafrost melt, and other extreme events.

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