Jeremy Kasper

  • Institute of Northern Engineering
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • PO Box 755910
  • Fairbanks, AK 99775-5910
  • Phone: (907) 888-2534
  • Fax: (907) 474-7041
  • 418 JUB

2018-present: Research Associate Professor, Institute of Northern Engineering
2018-present: Deputy Director, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
2013-Present: Director, Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center
2014-present: Co-Director, Pacific Marine Energy Center

2012-2018: Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Northern Engineering
2011-2012: Postdoctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2010-2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
2001-2010: Research Assistant, UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

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Research Interests

    • Arctic shelf circulation including
      • Shelf basin exchange processes
      • Circulation under landfast ice
      • Buoyant river plumes and estuarine circulation
      • Wind driven cross shelf exchange
      • Mean, subtidal circulation
      • Ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions
      • Landfast ice dynamics
      • Relationships between geological, biological, physical processes and climate
      • Fate of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate
    • River and Marine Hydrokinetic Energy
    • Autonomous Observation Systems


Past Projects

  • Ocean modeling using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS)
  • Numerical and analytical techniques for solving PDEs & ODEs
  • Analyzing observational oceanographic data sets
  • Ship and field based observations including
  • Ship-based hydrographic techniques
  • Moored observations of water column hydrography and velocity
  • Experience with installing, operating and maintaining CodarOS Seasondes
  • Familiarity with various hydrological and geophysical field methods
  • Ph.D., Oceanography, University of Alaska Fairbanks Fall, 2010
  • B.A., Physics, Reed College Spring, 1999

A warming Arctic means a change of plans for offshore drilling project (Alaska Public Media)

Alaska Ocean Observing System sponsored project on coastal inundation featured in the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer.
See also:
U.S. News: UAF Project to Gauge Northwest Alaska Winter Storms
KTUU: Alaska researchers launch new project to study receding coastlines

The Coastal Marine Institute/BOEM funded IceTracker project is featured in a new children's pop-up book, "The Adventures of Apun the Arctic Fox" produced by Frontier Scientists/Liz O'Connell.

Standing on the Beaufort Sea
In new videos by Frontier Scientists the accounts of Andrew Mahoney, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute assistant research professor, and of Nagruk Harcharek, local whale hunter in Barrow and operations manager for Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corp. Science, come together to describe Arctic sea ice trends. UAF assistant research professor Jeremy Kasper joins Mahoney over the ice to test and deploy buoys for the ice tracker project. Visit for features on current sea ice science in Alaska.

Small-scale hydro project comes online in Iguigig (Alaska Public Media)

Alaska's quest to power remote villages — and how it could spread clean energy worldwide (Washington Post)

"Current Opportunities" - Aurora Spring 2015 (PDF)

INE-ACEP Researcher Jeremy Kasper Featured in UAF Commercial

AHERC partners with OSU and UW as part of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Research Center

Public presentation on hydrokinetic energy in Alaska

2014 GMREC: Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference

ACEP Director Gwen Holdmann and ACEP Affiliate Faculty Jeremy Kasper present on ACEP related activities at a legislative "Lunch and Learn" session hosted by the House Energy Committee


Murdock Trust Award

ACEP Summer Internships

Yakutat Project News


Yakutat Project Update

Feature - SFOS Newsletter, Spring 2008