Alaska Energy Data Gateway

Alaska Energy Data Gateway logoThe Alaska Energy Data Gateway is a public resource funded by grants from the Alaska Energy Authority as well as the U.S. Department of Energy’s EPSCoR program and Grid Modernization Initiative. This site provides the public, as well as project developers and researchers, with comprehensive energy data and selected socioeconomic data from across the state. With this information, the public can make informed decisions about energy issues in their communities and see how similar issues are being addressed in other parts of the state.

Most of the data in the Alaska Energy Data Gateway is available at the community level, to help communities as they work to develop their energy systems and make them more efficient. Information here can be downloaded and combined with data from the Alaska Division of Regional and Community Affairs’ Alaska Community Database Online for comprehensive community information.

If you have questions or comments email akenergygateway@alaska.edu.

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Alaska Partnerships for Success

Through collaborations with state agencies, community coalitions, and other partners, the State of Alaska’s Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (PFS) project aims to prevent and reduce non-medical use of prescription opioids and heroin use among 12-25 year olds in Alaska.

This work is supported by grant 1U79SP020783 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.

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Investing for Alaska’s Future

Since 2008, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) has been carrying out a broad special research initiative—Investing for Alaska’s Future. The goal of the initiative is to help Alaskans decide how to invest the state’s resources in ways that foster a healthy future economy. It aims to do that through research that shows the relationship between government policies and economic development, helps inform investment decisions, and monitors state economic and fiscal conditions.

Generous, ongoing grants from Northrim Bank have paid for most of the reports, presentations, and other work done under the initiative. In the most recent years, GCI—an Alaska-based telecommunications company—and the University of Alaska’s strategic investment funds have also provided support. Scott Goldsmith, now a professor emeritus of economics, directed the initiative until 2016. Mouhcine Guettabi, assistant professor of economics, currently oversees the research.

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Citizen’s Guide to the Budget

This site describes many aspects of the state budget process and is intended to help Alaskans better understand that complicated process. It was created in 2004, so the budget figures are now far out of date. But the description of the budget process is still useful.

The website has been archived and many of the links, both internal and external, no longer function properly.  The best way to navigate the website is to use the Site Map (located in the bottom left of the pages).

If you have questions, get in touch with Scott Goldsmith, professor emeritus of economics at ISER.

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Arctic Observation Network Social Indicator Project

The Arctic Observation Network Social Indicator Project (AON-SIP) was supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant Number OPP0638408) from 2007 to 2011. These data will also be linked with the central repository for AON data, the Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (CADIS). This project was part of the Arctic Observation Network (AON). This project was also part of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change, or SEARCH. NSF is not responsible for any of the contents of this website.
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SLiCA – Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic

The Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic, or SLiCA, was an international joint effort of researchers and indigenous peoples in Northern Alaska, Chukotka, and Greenland to measure and understand living conditions in the Arctic. Surveys of indigenous people were carried out between 2001 and 2006, with ISER researchers conducting interviews in Northern Alaska.
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