Informed decision making through research and education
How We Do It
The ACGL applies high-resolution topographical, geospatial, and sedimentary tools to research coastal processes and hazards occurring over multiple spatial and temporal scales. We develop paleo-proxy records of long-term environmental changes using sediment cores and other geological methods. This provides the necessary context to assess present and future coastal hazard risks. The ACGL also guides an active community based erosion monitoring program that partners with Alaska Native coastal and riverine communities and other local, state, and federal organizations. Data obtained at these sites contributes to coastal hazard assessments and data products that enable local planners to make informed decisions on future development.