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Calling All Data Hounds: Reproducible Analysis with R Workshop

Posted by on October 15, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Calling All Data Hounds: Reproducible Analysis with R Workshop

Registration is now open for the State of Alaska’s Salmon and People (SASAP) Reproducible Analysis with R workshop, November 28 – 29, in Juneau, Alaska. Catered to biologists, analysts, students and other professionals that work in R, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Data Task Force will walk attendees through modern open data science techniques. The course will teach data management skills that aid in modeling, sharing, preservation, visualization, and reproducible analysis and synthesis of data. Using...

How Does Salmon Influence Your Wellbeing?

Posted by on October 11, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

How Does Salmon Influence Your Wellbeing?

This week, Nautilus is participating in meetings of the SASAP (State of Alaska’s Salmon and People) project’s Salmon and Wellbeing Working Group at NCEAS. The Wellbeing group is co-led by Drs. Rachel Donkersloot (AMCC), Jessica Black (UAF) and Courtney Carothers (UAF) and engages a broad cross section of tribal, academic and government experts. The Wellbeing Working Group seeks to assess how salmon contribute to the wellbeing of Alaskans and is analyzing a diverse range of quantitative and qualitative data (and stories) that will...

Supporting Conservation and Community Sustainability

Posted by on September 28, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Supporting Conservation and Community Sustainability

Nautilus recently facilitated a successful three-day partnership retreat for three entities working on conservation and community sustainability efforts in the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea. The Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ABSI LCC) was joined by the Aleut International Association and the National Park Service’s Beringia program at the NOAA/UAF Kasitsna Bay laboratory. The ABSI LCC is one of five LCCs in Alaska and is a collaboration of diverse partners including industry, federal and Tribal...

Whanganui: A River with Rights

Posted by on September 17, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Whanganui: A River with Rights

Nautilus staff recently visited the Whanganui River valley on the South Island of New Zealand to learn more about its new status as the world’s first river with the rights of a person. The Whanganui River is the third largest in New Zealand (known as Aotearoa by the indigenous Maori people), traveling some 180 miles from its source on the slopes of Mt Tongariro in the center of the North Island to the Tasman Sea. The Whanganui River valley was once one of the most densely inhabited areas of New Zealand before European settlement and remains...

Reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act

Posted by on August 31, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act

Managing US Fisheries in a Fluid Environment– Salmon and salmon systems are at the forefront of Nautilus’ work in Alaska. Recently we attended the second in a set of hearings on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which is largely credited for maintaining sustainable fisheries in the US through its fundamentally science-based management structure. Senator Dan Sullivan, Chair of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, hosted the August 23rd hearing on the...

Indigenous Protected Areas: Conservation and Community Development

Posted by on August 23, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Indigenous Protected Areas: Conservation and Community Development

Imagine an area roughly the size of Texas owned and managed by Indigenous people under a voluntary partnership agreement with the Federal Government. That is the combined area of land, sea and freshwater “country” that is now formally set aside by Aboriginal people and the federal government in Australia to promote conservation and community development. The Australian Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) program began in 1997, and has already led to significant social (employment, training and community development) and biodiversity...

Farmlands and Food Security

Posted by on August 4, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Farmlands and Food Security

Red oak lettuce can’t handle Alaska’s long summer days. But you don’t know until you try, and for more than a century Alaska’s Matanuska Valley farmers have been doing just that – testing and refining cultivation methods to discover how best to grow food in a post-glacial, subarctic climate. Today, Alaska’s small farmers have the knowledge and experience to produce a bounty of nutritious, healthy food here but now face a new challenge: maintaining arable land against the rising tide of subdivisions....

Assessing Marine Conservation Effectiveness in Malaysia

Posted by on July 24, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Assessing Marine Conservation Effectiveness in Malaysia

Malaysia is a maritime nation, strategically located at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. As such it is one of 17 mega-diverse countries globally, with high levels of terrestrial and marine species richness and endemism. Currently around 11% of Malaysia’s land area is conserved within terrestrial parks and reserves. However, in common with much of the world, marine conservation has lagged and less than 2% of Malaysia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is designated as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Malaysia’s EEZ overlaps with...

Nautilus Welcomes First Alaskans Intern

Posted by on June 29, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Nautilus Welcomes First Alaskans Intern

First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is a nonprofit organization that works to advance Alaskan Natives through community engagement, information and research, collaboration, and leadership development. Every summer, FAI organizes a 10-week internship program for Alaska Native undergraduate/graduate students, which places them throughout Alaska with organizations that best fit their career interests. Nautilus is fortunate to host our first FAI intern, Carissa Larson. Carissa is from Kodiak, Alaska, and will graduate from Hawai’i Pacific...

Accelerating Implementation of SDG 14

Posted by on June 13, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Accelerating Implementation of SDG 14

On June 8th, World Oceans Day, NII Principal, Dr. Ian Dutton presented an impact investors perspective on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations Oceans Conference held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The World Oceans Conference was a major event organized by the UN to focus on implementation of SDG14. SDG 14 seeks to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. Ian’s presentation was part of an expert panel that explored the use of impact investing as a mechanism to...