Bering Storm Project and Research Cruise

Overall Project summary

The goal of this 3-year project is to understand the ancient and historic record of extreme storm events along the Aleutian Islands and how storm frequency and intensity have changed. This work will help communities plan for future storm scenarios that may result from rapid climate change. 

The project will include: 

  • A research cruise aboard the R/V Sikuliaq planned for late July thru late August 2022. The round-trip voyage from Seward to Adak and back again will include research activities and sediment core collection at sites along the route. 

  • Local knowledge holder participation in the research cruise.

  • Installation of instrumentation (wave/wind buoys, barometric pressure and water level guages) that provide real-time data regarding storm conditions.

  • Professionally produced educational videos and a portable museum exhibit focused on changes in regional storminess

  • Please refer to summary (button below) for more information

Research Cruise Opportunity

The project team is looking for 2 Unangan knowledge holders to join for all or part of the research cruise for the Bering Storm Project. This cruise is planned for approximately July 28 - August 24, and there are options to embark/disembark at Seward, Unalaska, and Adak. Please see the summaries below for more information. Feel free to email Chandra Poe, chandra@qawalangin.com for more information.