In this webinar, Torre Jorgenson (Senior Scientist at ABR Environmental Research and Services) and Alice Orlich (Graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center) share with participants tips on working in extreme Arctic conditions and insight regarding what types of things to consider when planning and coordinating fieldwork logistics in polar regions. Since every country has their own particular requirements, this webinar focuses mainly on overall guidance on field work.

Recorded 26 October 2010.

This video is part of an online lecture series coordinated by APECS, US NSF ARCSS Thermokarst Project, and the University of Canterbury to help early career polar researchers navigate their careers. For more information on the full series, visit apecs.is/webinars.

Presented by Torre Jorgenson, Senior Scientist, Alaska Biological Research, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Torre Jorgenson leads ABR’s Ecological Land Survey Program and has directed and participated in more than 100 Alaska studies involving vegetation classification and mapping, permafrost and geomorphology, restoration, bioremediation, climate change, and wetland science. His most recent research has focused on the development of ecological land classifications of military lands and national parks throughout Alaska, which have employed analysis of satellite imagery, true-color and infrared photography, ground-truthing, and GIS spatial analysis to develop maps suitable for land-use assessments. Torre also has been involved in assessing effects of global warming on sea-level rise and ecological changes on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, coastal erosion along the Beaufort Sea coast, permafrost degradation in central and northern Alaska, and monitoring landscape change through repeat photography in southwestern Alaska.

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