SNAP combines current research with lessons from the past to help people manage uncertainty and make decisions about the future. We work with our partners and clients to gather information, develop tools, and facilitate the processes they need to manage complex, real-world problems.
We are housed within the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks—a global and national center of arctic expertise. We also maintain strong links to research institutions in Russia, Japan, and Canada.
Our staff has expertise in data science and analysis, statistics, geographic information systems, remote sensing, data visualization and cartography, software programming, engineering, ecological modeling, print and web design, communications, and project management.
We evaluate needs and requests across all projects so that we can create data, products, tools, and insights that are broadly applicable and useful. This approach requires more foresight and planning, but in the end delivers more robust, defensible, and broadly applicable products to our collaborators. It also allows us to share data, products, tools, and insights with a greater community of climate researchers and planners.
Issues we address include:
Fire and post-fire processes
Permafrost, hydrology, and water resources
Public safety and infrastructure
Forestry, mining, and resource development
Subsistence and wildlife resources
Sea ice and coastal erosion
Agriculture, military operations, public education, and more
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