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Northern Alaska Sea Ice Project Jukebox

Northern Alaska Sea Ice Project Jukebox

The Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is proud to announce the completion of the Northern Alaska Sea Ice Project Jukebox, available on-line at People who visit the website can access oral history recordings that offer a rich understanding of sea ice and changing conditions in the north.

This project highlights conversations with 26 residents of the North Slope of Alaska recorded between 1978 and 2013 talking about sea ice conditions, observations over time, and changes that are occurring. The goal has been to offer long-term observations about sea ice in northern Alaska in order to inform the scientific community’s understanding of sea ice and climate change over a longer timeframe and through a broader lens, and to help the Inupiaq community share traditional knowledge between generations.

This project was supported by funding from the North Pacific Research Board. Karen Brewster presented this project on January 22, 2015 at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage. This premier marine research conference is one of the largest scientific conferences in Alaska as it brings together scientists, educators, resource managers, students and the interested public to discuss the latest and greatest marine research conducted in Alaska waters.

For more information about the project, please contact:

This page was last modified on January 21, 2015