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Study of Sharing Networks to Assess the Vulnerabilities of Local Communities to Oil and Gas Development Impacts in Arctic Alaska

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This project seeks to understand the sharing networks of the Arctic communities of Wainwright, Venetie and Kaktovik in regards to potential risk from natural resource development in the area.

Incorporating the gathering and analysis of social network data and socioeconomic data, the project seeks to understand the sharing networks of the Arctic communities of Wainwright, Venetie and Kaktovik in regards to potential risk from natural resource development in the area.

The ultimate goal of this effort is to engage local community members and decision-makers with the results of data analysis around issues of subsistence, resilience and human wellbeing that are of great concern locally and regionally.

 

Funding Source:
University of Alaska – Fairbanks (Prime: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management)

Shauna BurnSilver, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Gary Kofinas, University of Alaska – Fairbanks
J. Magdanz, Alaska Department of Fish and Game