The Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO) contains weather forecast and sea ice information for northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait subsistence communities. The Outlook is updated weekly with information on sea iceconditions and weather relevant to the walrus. SIWO includes: an assessment of current ice conditions using up-to-date satellite imagery; a 10-day outlook of wind conditions; written observations of ice conditions from Alaska Native hunters; and comments from sea ice experts and other contributors.
SIWO is an activity of the SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook. The SIWO collaboration includes weather and ice forecasters, climate scientists and sea-ice researchers at NOAA, the National Weather Service, the University of Alaska, and the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S .(ARCUS, with funding from the National Science Foundation's Division of Arctic Sciences). SIWO is available through internet and Facebook sites.To view the latest Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook, please click here.
The ACCAP webinar will discuss what we have learned about walrus distribution and habitat from a blend of western science and traditional knowledge, how this information provides the foundation for creating SIWO, and how you can contribute to the outlook. Preregistration for the webinar is strongly encouraged. To register, please fill out the form or contact Brook Gamble (firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-474-7812).
Gary Hufford will be presenting remotely, however, Fairbanks viewers are still welcome to attend the presentation at the ACCAP office, which is located at 3352 College Road on the second floor of the Denali Building. Satellite viewing locations for local community members, agencies and nonprofits, resource managers, and scientists to participate in monthly webinars include the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward, Bristol Bay Campusin Dillingham, AOOS office in Anchorage, Islands and Oceans Center in Homer, Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel, Northwest Campus in Nome, and the NWC Learning Center in Unalakleet. Not all sites are available to host every month. Please contact ACCAP for room details and let us know if your organization would like to host a satellite viewing site.
LOG-IN and PARTICIPATION INFORMATION
To log-in to the teleconference:
1. Dial: 1-877-594-8353.
2. When prompted, enter the participant code: 83847342.
Please MUTE your phone during the presentation. The audio is very sensitive and your external conversations and typing can be heard byother participants and disrupt the presentation.
To view the presentation:
1. Click here.
2. Enter the participant code: 83847342.
3. Enter the rest of the requested information. The name and organization you enter will be seen by other participants, but your contact information will remain confidential.
4. Click the blue 'log-in' button.
For support during a call, press *0 on your phone and a conference coordinator will assist you. The interface will work for both Mac and PCusers. You may be prompted to turn off pop-up blockers. For best results, please connect with Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Internet Explorer. Chrome users may occasionally experience instability.
To register for the webinar, please fill out the form.
Brook GamblePhone: 907-474-7812
ACCAP Webinar Announcement - What We Know About Walrus and Sea Ice
Thu, May 19, 2011
The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) will host a webinar entitled "What We Know About Walrus and Sea Ice: The Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook" on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. AKDT. The webinar will be presented by Gary Hufford from the National Weather Service, Alaska Region