WP5: Case studies in USA

WP5 objectives:

The main objective is to conduct community visits and interviews to develop a concept map of how coastal community observing programs currently produce and share information on coastal sea ice and permafrost thaw hazards. A follow-up workshop with stakeholders and information users will explore how standardization and technologies might improve information flow and facilitate broader data use by stakeholders

WP5 leader and co-leader: Finn Danielsen (NORDECO) and Olivia Lee (IARC/UAF)

This case study would focus primarily on sea ice information as it relates to infrastructure risk, but will also explore overlap in information needs to support safe travel on sea ice. The proposed activities will draw on information that came out of two North American workshops of community-based monitoring practitioners convened in 2017 under the INTAROS project (Fidel et al. 2017; Johnson et al. 2018). Those workshops brought together community-based monitoring practitioners to understand challenges and good practices in relation to CBM data collection, data management, and data use. One of the conclusions of those workshops was that there is a need for greater coordination of CBM data infrastructure, which requires attention to the decision contexts of users, including their information needs, priorities, capacities, and constraints. This case study will help to address this gap in terms of moving from community produced observations towards integrated observing systems co-produced with different data users at different governance levels, from community to State of Alaska to federal agencies, as well as researchers.

WP5 tasks

  • Task 5.1 Stakeholder and user interviews
  • Task 5.2 Workshop with information users