ARCUS Witness Features Beaufort LTER and MicroFEWs Research

ARCUS Witness Features Beaufort LTER and MicroFEWs Research

Two projects involving ACEP researchers were featured in the February 2020 edition of Witness the Arctic, the monthly newsletter of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States.

ACEP’s Jeremy Kasper is a co-principal investigator on the National Science Foundation-funded Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research project. This spring, This spring, ACEP researchers Eloise Brown, Stephanie Jump and Taylor Poirrier will travel north to continue the research.

The NSF-funded MicroFEWs project aims to explore the impact of local renewable energy projects on food, water, and energy security and resilience in remote Arctic communities. Erin Whitney, ACEP’s Data Collection and Analysis Program manager and Solar Technologies Program manager, and research partner Jen Schmidt, from UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, are two of the project leads.

ARCUS’ Witness the Arctic provides information on current Arctic research efforts and findings, significant research initiatives, national policy affecting Arctic research, international activities, and profiles of institutions with major Arctic research efforts.


Stephanie Jump and Taylor Poirrier ready gear in the Hydrokinetic Bay of the Energy Technology Facility for the upcoming field season. Photo by Amanda Byrd.