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PerCS-Net Data Visualization Space

We recently published the PerCSNet data visualization space, with AXIOM Data Science. Currently we have included a number of datasets that show geotagged coastal imagery, current and past sea ice conditions, and near real-time environmental conditions. We will continue to populate the VizSpace with existing datasets from the ADC portal, other national and international data repositories, as well as help ingest previously unpublished datasets.

In our May newsletter we announced that AXIOM Data Science had developed an online coastal photo submission tool. We are interested in images that capture the diversity in permafrost coastlines and low-lying permafrost coastal regions in the Arctic. We hope you can share your images. In addition to being incorporated into the PerCS-Net viz space, they will be available in a UNEP online educational resource.

PerCS-Net VizSpace image

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Map of Arctic coastal type, permafrost distribution and sea-ice extent.

New Pan-Arctic Synthesis Paper Published in Nature Reviews

More than 10 PerCS-Net members collaborated on a recent review paper that was published in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment in January 2022 highlighting the drivers, dynamics and impacts of changing Arctic coasts. The article is one of a collection of papers on Permafrost in a warming world published in January that examine the physical, biogeochemical, and ecosystem changes related to permafrost thaw and the associated impacts.

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Arctic Coastal Dynamics circum-Arctic GIS database

New European Space Agency Project Focused on Earth Observations for Permafrost-Dominated Arctic Coasts

Earth Observation for Permafrost dominated Arctic Coasts (EO4PAC) is a new effort funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) Polar Science Cluster to develop the next generation of the Arctic Coastal Dynamics database, a geospatial product on Arctic coastal erosion initially released in 2012. The focus of the two-year project is on complementation of in situ records with satellite data across the entire Arctic.

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UAA Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC)

Environmental Change Risk Index for Arctic Facilities and Infrastructure in Coastal Alaska

A grant from the US Coast Guard will fund development of an Arctic Facilities and Infrastructure Environmental Change Risk Index for permafrost coastal and riverine landscapes of the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas in Alaska. The research will focus on conducting a coastal facilities and infrastructure engineering risk analysis along western and northern Alaska.

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