Our Mission & Vision
Our MISSION: The mission of ACCAP is to improve the ability of Alaskans to respond to a changing climate.
Our VISION: ACCAP listens and responds to what Alaskan agencies, industries and citizens need to respond to a changing climate. ACCAP works directly with stakeholders to inform realistic community plans and climate adaptation strategies using the most scientifically accurate, reliable, and up to date information.
The ACCAP aims to:
Create research partnerships to meet information needs
Integrate science and policy for more informed decision-making
Promote continuing feedback between information users and scientists
ACCAP listens and responds to what Alaskan agencies, industries and citizens need to respond to a changing
climate. ACCAP works directly with stakeholders to inform realistic community plans and climate adaptation
strategies using the most scientifically accurate, reliable, and up to date information. Stakeholder interaction and outreach is infused and integrated into every aspect of our work, including climate modeling and addressing regional vulnerabilities. These interactions include needs assessment, vulnerability assessment, user collaboration in model downscaling and in designing research studies and user partnership in developing, testing, and evaluating research information products and tools. Our core activities integrate research and decision-support tool innovation.
Climate change is already impacting the seasons in the North. These changes are affecting the health, lives, and livelihoods of Alaskans as well as the companies who do business in Alaska.
ACCAP's work encompasses the entire state of Alaska. Our core foci are coastal and living marine resources, applied climate downscaling, water availability, sea ice, wildfire, tribal impacts , and community adaptation planning.
We aim to establish partnerships between:
- Scientists and engineers
- State and local planners, policy-makers and governments
- Transportation, natural resource and land management agencies
- Native non-profit organizations and Alaska Native tribes
- Non-governmental organizations
- Anyone whose decision-making is influenced by climate-related events.
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