NE Chukchi Sea AKMAP

Project Description

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Marine Science (IMS) conducted an Alaska Monitoring and Assessment Program (AKMAP) survey of the Northeastern Chukchi Sea nearshore corridor in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The surveyed region lies within a 25- to 50-mile exclusion corridor between the nearshore (~10-50 m depth) and the Bureau of Ocean Environmental Management (BOEM) oil/gas lease Sale #193. A spatial probabilistic survey design, developed under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program was used to assess the ecological status of this area. Over the summers of 2010 and 2011 60 stations were surveyed as part of the probabilistic survey. Additional targeted stations were sampled; 1 in 2010; 3 in 2011; and 11 in 2012.

Research Team

Principal Investigator

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Douglas Dasher

Affiliate Faculty
  • Radioecology studies.
  • Marine and freshwater aquatic resource surveys.
  • Contaminant fate and transport.
  • Sediment trace metals and anthropogenic source contribution.
  • Development of UAF ESTES-SFOS gamma spectroscopy laboratory for environmental radioactivity studies
(907) 347-7779
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Stephen Jewett

Professor Emeritus
  • benthic ecology
  • trophic interactions
  • benthic impact assessments
  • Arctic ecosystems
  • pollution and contamination monitoring
  • scuba techniques for scientific divers
  • Aleutian Islands nearshore ecosystem
  • offshore marine mining impacts
(907) 474-7841
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Brenda Norcross

  • fisheries oceanography
  • fisheries ecology
  • fish habitats
  • early life history of marine fish
  • Arctic fishes
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Arny Blanchard

Research Full Professor
  • Environmental Statistics
  • Benthic Ecology
  • Invertebrate Taxonomy
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Project Funding

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Amount: $1,911,225
Start Date: 2010-01-00 End Date: 2015-06-00

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