Alaska's Climate Change Executive Roundtable: Coordinating Federal and State Agency Efforts in the Great Land
Amy E. Holman1, Leslie Holland-Bartels2
1National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, NOAA Alaska Regional Collaboration Team, 222 West 7th Ave, Suite 23, Anchorage, AK, 99513, USA, Phone 907-271-5334, Fax 907-271-3711, amy [dot] holman [at] noaa [dot] gov
2United States Geological Survey, 4210 University Drive, Anchorage, AK, 99508, USA, Phone 907-786-7055, lholland-bartels [at] usgs [dot] gov
The Climate Change Executive Roundtable was established in 2007 as a forum for the Federal and State science agencies in Alaska to share information about climate change. Comprised of senior level executives, the Roundtable meets regularly to share information and facilitate cooperation among agencies. Since its inception the organization has evolved from information sharing to planning and executing its own activities. Most recently, participants identified shared information needs that lend themselves to multi-agency collaboration. Four workgroups were identified to address needs for down-scaled climate data and physical parameter monitoring networks; sea level rise and physical hazard assessment; forecasting species and habitat changes; and data integration and collaboration. This presentation will describe the roundtable, highlights of its activities, and its future.