Risk Management and Hazard Mitigation

Image of a person walking along an irregular and eroded coastline with a backpack equipped with some technical instrumentation.
Studying coastline erosion means that Adrian needs to walk along the edge of the water, covering some difficult terrain. Barrow, Alaska. Photo credit: media.arcus.org

Please note that this page is still in development. 

October 2023 webinar describing US AON's Risks and Hazards work.

Facing rapid warming, alongside other shifting environmental and social conditions, Arctic communities are being forced to contend with a range of risks and hazards. Community resilience depends on robust and readily-available observations before, during, and after hazards arise. To support a better coordinated and more effective observing system, the US Arctic Observing Network (US AON) team is undertaking a series of gaps analysis case studies focused on risk management and hazard mitigation.

This effort is responsive to a deliverable within the 2022-2026 IARPC Arctic Research Plan: Conduct observational gaps analysis case studies using the value tree methodology to inform understanding of the capabilities, opportunities, and gaps in Arctic observing and data systems, with an initial focus on risk hazard and mitigation (MOMP deliverable 2.2). 

Please note that this page is still in development. Additional content will be added soon, including:

  • Background on the effort
  • Timeline for the effort
  • Expected outcomes from the effort
  • Overview of our scoping methods
  • Link to the Code Book
  • Link to network diagrams
  • Form to submit feedback or comments or receive updates