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Growing Talent Through Social Enterprise

Posted by on February 20, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Growing Talent Through Social Enterprise

Nautilus staff recently contributed impact investing expertise to the Alaska Startups 2018 Growspace catalyzer process. The Growspace catalyzer process crowdsources knowledge from community partners to rapidly develop sustainable business models for socially-oriented organizations. Growspace AK involved an orientation to the youth and food enterprise, followed by an intensive and highly interactive 10-hour rapid design and option exploration. The Growspace process enables knowledge sharing between early-stage and experienced business exerts –...

‘Alaska Salmon and People’ Debuts in Anchorage

Posted by on February 9, 2018 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

‘Alaska Salmon and People’ Debuts in Anchorage

Thursday February 15 marks the first public rollout of the Alaska Salmon and People (SASAP) project at Alaska Forum on the Environment’s ‘Salmon Day’ at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. The SASAP project, a collaboration of Nautilus and partner NCEAS, is a novel interdisciplinary data synthesis effort with the goal to strengthen understanding of Alaska’s salmon and people systems, and prioritize future research, monitoring and management efforts. The sustainability of the Alaska salmon systems depends on the long-term maintenance of a...

Food Security in the Ganges Delta

Posted by on December 1, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Food Security in the Ganges Delta

Nautilus staff recently completed fieldwork in Bangladesh to evaluate the effectiveness of a food security and climate resilience program in the Meghna River portion of the Ganges Delta. The Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta is the world’s largest, covering 41,000 sq.miles. Some 40% of the delta is in India and 60% in Bangladesh, where the Meghna River enters the Bay of Bengal. The delta of the Ganges is one of the most fertile and productive regions on the planet and sustains a diverse mix of agricultural and fisheries systems. The rivers, islands...

Towards More Integrated Salmon Knowledge Systems: SASAP shares out at Mat-Su FHP

Posted by on November 16, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Towards More Integrated Salmon Knowledge Systems: SASAP shares out at Mat-Su FHP

Alaska’s five active Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHP) are part of a national network of voluntary, place-based collaboratives working to conserve the land and water resources. Where there’s partners, there’s get-togethers and the Matanuska-Susitna FHP Science and Conservation Symposium Nov. 8-9 drew researchers, managers, policy-makers and others together to share knowledge of a very cherished resource: local native fish. Nautilus’ partnership-based project Alaska Salmon and People (SASAP) made its Mat-Su debut at the...

Fish 2.0 2017 Showcases Seafood Innovation

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

Fish 2.0 2017 Showcases Seafood Innovation

Fish 2.0 is a  global competition that builds the knowledge and connections needed to increase investment in the sustainable seafood sector. Fish 2.0 competitors improve their business models and learn how to approach investors. In turn, participating investors gain early access to new deals and learn how sustainable seafood can help build their portfolios. Nautilus participated in the 2015 round of Fish 2.0 as a business mentor and judge and again in the 2017 Fish 2.0 competition as a mentor to businesses and as an adviser to the West Coast...

Diverse Landscape Conservation Partnerships

Posted by on November 6, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Diverse Landscape Conservation Partnerships

Nautilus recently contributed to an important meeting of the five Alaskan and Western Canada Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. The October gathering was hosted by the Alaska Conservation Foundation and facilitated by Agnew::Beck. The meeting bought together a diverse range of institutional, tribal and nonprofit partners from Alaska and Canada to review past projects and discuss future partnership opportunities. LCCs play a major role convening and catalyzing large-scale conservation programs nationally (see: lccnetwork.org). A recent...

Talking Salmon: Nautilus and AK Humanities Forum Team up at AFN

Posted by on October 26, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Talking Salmon: Nautilus and AK Humanities Forum Team up at AFN

The 2017 Alaska Federation of Natives Conference took place this past week in Anchorage, drawing more than 5000 people from around the state to connect, debate policy, and celebrate and strengthen their cultures. From Native artists to NASA, the conference drew hundreds of exhibitors as well. Nautilus was there too, partnering with the Alaska Humanities Forum to create an inviting space to share smoked fish and salmon stories with conference-goers. Nautilus’ outreach at AFN focused on the Alaska Salmon and People data synthesis project, while...

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...