Tools, Games, and Data
Phot by Sergey Furman in Tilichiki, Russia
EcoChains: Arctic Futures
In the EcoChains: Arctic Futures digital game, players learn about Arctic marine system interactions, come to understand current and future risks, and practice strategic responses.
Learn relationships between Arctic marine species
Understand how the Arctic marine system depends on sea ice
Respond strategically to changing conditions
EcoChains: Arctic Futures
English -- https://askabiologist.asu.edu/ecochains/
EcoChains: Taimanigu Irrituruami
Iñupiaq -- https://tinyurl.com/EcoChainsInupiaq
Print-and-play card game
http://tinyurl.com/EcoChainsInupiaqCards Translation by Elder Nutaaq Doreen Simmonds. Based on EcoChains: Arctic Life, a 2-player card game by Stephanie Pfirman and Joey J. Lee, winner of the 2017 Parents Choice .
ice*ice*arctic is a new card game based on Kifikmi Sigum Qanuq Ilitaavut - Wales Iñupiaq Sea Ice Dictionary by Winton Weyapuk Jr. and Igor Krupnik (2012). Through photographs, definitions, and gameplay, players learn the many different types of sea ice in the vicinity of Wales, Alaska and their importance to Wales Iñupiat.
Learn about the many different types of sea ice and their characteristics
Foster appreciation for Indigenous knowledge – how people describe the sea ice and created terms to describe key characteristics
Raise awareness that loss of language can mean loss of safety and food security
The ice*ice*arctic game is available as a print-and-play card game http://tinyurl.com/ice-ice-arctic
Arctic SMARTIC -- Strategic Management of Resources in Times of Change
In the Arctic SMARTIC role-playing game, 4-7 players work together to devise a consensus strategy to steward the Arctic marine region into the future. Through this simulation, participants come to understand how the priorities of Arctic rights holders and stakeholders interact and change over time and space. Learn priorities of Arctic rights holders and stakeholders
Engage in discussion around responses to Arctic change.
Explore interactions and tradeoffs around cultural, social, and economic interests
Develop a stewardship plan for the future Arctic marine region
SITU | sea ice tracking utility
SITU enables tracking of sea ice with a starting location and time selected, the motion vector data are retrieved and applied to the parcel from the beginning to the end of the selected time interval. Time can be set to go forward or backward. The ice drifts are combined with ice concentration maps to distinguish between formation (or melting) of ice and existing ice drifting into (or out of) a location. Supported with prior external funding - SITU provides a foundation for conversations about sea ice change and has significant decision support potential.
G.G. Campbell, S. Pfirman, B. Tremblay, R. Newton, W. Meier, C. Fowler. The Ice Tracker.
coproduction of sea ice science
The team is developing a database of all Arctic sea ice research (available through Scopus). The team is analyzing the scholarship for the type of extent of participatory research methods and coproduction with Indigenous communities. Preliminary results were presented at the International Association for the Study of the Commons Anthropocene Virtual Conference in 2021.
Photo by Sergey Furman