In collaboration with the Alaska Institute for Climate & Energy (ALICE), we’ve been implementing a comprehensive GIS suitability study of pumped storage hydro (PSH) across the state of Alaska. By incorporating hydrologic and terrain features, among several other factors, we’ve been able to identify and model potential sites for on and off railbelt energy storage. Our partnership is providing the initial groundwork needed to identify optimal sites in hopes to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels.
Water temperatures are consistently surpassing thermal thresholds for migratory salmon and heat stress was recently confirmed in Chinook salmon migrating in the Yukon River. In partnership with the United States Geological Survey, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Woodwell Climate Research Center, we seek to expand upon this recent finding by considering a more urban watershed in the Kenai Peninsula lowland streams with greater opportunity for additional stressors (e.g. angling and development) and quantifying the link between heat stress presence and spawning success.
We’ve been working with Colver Surveying for years to provide CADD and GIS to support fiber optic extensions across the state of Alaska. Our products include pre-survey maps, asbuilts, ROW drawings and more. In addition to urban environments, our close cooperation with the surveyors has allowed us to support extensions in remote and submarine settings. We understand the difficulties of finding reliable WiFi and take pride in our work to support these efforts.