Community Observation Network for Adaption & Security (CONAS)

Observers document environmental change in the Arctic

Objective

The project seeks to utilize human observers to document environmental changes, significant to understanding pan-Arctic processes.

Activities

  • Community engagement: building rapport and trusting relationships with each community involved, educating about free and informed consent and data sovereignty;
  • Capacity building: on-boarding new communities wanting to utilize the program, allowing time for communities to meet amongst themselves to define the project and results they want to see, establishing agreements with Tribal and community governments; and,
  • Data collection: intended to be used for generating map and data products to inform decision making for communities participating in the program.
Lead Working Groups
CAFF
Lead Arctic States & Permanent Participants
Aleut International Association
Start
2014
End
Status
On track

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