LEO Network

  • Using Geolocator Devices to Improve Travel Safety in Hazardous Winter Conditions (Alana Shaw and Rebecca Van Wyck)

Dear LEO Network Members and Participants,

We invite you to join us for the next Alaska LEO Network webinar TODAY Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 from 2:00-3:30pm. LEO webinars provide an exciting learning experience and connect local observers and organizations from across Alaska to discuss current and emerging environmental changes. 


1:45pm - Conference Line Opens

2:00pm - Welcome, Agenda Review

2:05pm - Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center March Spring Flood Outlook

2:10pm - LEO Observation Review

2:20pm - Open Sharing of Observations from LEO Members

2:30pm - Presentation             

Using Geolocator Devices to Improve Travel Safety in Hazardous Winter Conditions

Alana Shaw, EPA IGAP Environmental Coordinator for the Village of Wainwright

Rebecca Van Wyck, Research Associate at the UAA Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies


Beginning in 2017, the Village of Wainwright has partnered with the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies and Wainwright Search & Rescue under the National Indian Health Board's Climate Ready Tribes initiative. NIHB funding has helped support an examination of how well geolocator devices like the inReach can be employed as an adaptive strategy that addresses the emergent link between unseasonable weather patterns associated with a changing climate and the unintentional injury of subsistence hunters and travelers. This presentation explores some of the results of this project in order to help foster further conversations as to how such culturally important subsistence pursuits can be safely maintained in the context of the rapidly shifting environmental conditions now occurring in rural, and especially Arctic, Alaska.

To access webinar and/or call-in

  • The webinar room will open at 1:45 on March 19th, 2019. Click "Join Webinar" at the top of this message to enter the webinar room
  • Participant Call-in Line: 1-800-832-0736
  • Access Code: *6298822#
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*All LEO webinars are recorded and archived on the LEO Website.

Thank you LEO Network members for joining us in the March webinar.


The LEO Team at ANTHC

InReach Satellite Communicator