Recent News

  • • Working drafts of the Northwest Arctic Regional Energy Plan are now available. Click on the following links:
  • • Mayor Joule is pleased to accept the appointment by President Obama to the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Mayor Joule is the only Alaskan to serve on the task force and is excited about contributing and bringing an Alaskan perspective to the dialogue. To learn more about the appointment click here.
  • • Mayor Joule also participated in an interview with the Internation Polar Foundation available here.
  • • The University of Alaska, Fairbanks is putting out a call for abstracts for their conference, Science of a Cold Place in a Warming World to take place Apr. 24-25, 2014. For more information see the flyer here.
  • • The University of Alaska, Fairbanks is also travel grants to help undergraduates attend the conference in April. For information about how to apply, see here.
  • A Message from Mayor Joule (also available from The Arctic Sounder here).

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Research Workshop Final Report

In conjunction with the Northwest Arctic Borough, the Chukchi Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks organized the Workshop on Improving Local Participation in Research in Northwest Alaska. The National Science Foundation funded the workshop in its continuing effort to improve relations between researchers and local residents.

The workshop occurred in Kotzebue April 2-4, 2013.

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