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Southeast Alaska Inventory & Monitoring Network

Oceanographic researchers

Researchers raise an instrument array from 1,300 feet in Glacier Bay during winter as part of SEAN's ongoing oceanographic monitoring program.

Weather station

Our park partners assemble and test automated weather stations that will soon be deployed in Glacier Bay to monitor its climate.

Sitka salmon

Salmon flood into Sitka National Historical Park to spawn. SEAN tracks Indian River water quality where it enters the park.

Kittlitz's Murrelet

SEAN uses distance sampling techniques to estimate the summertime abundance of rare Kittlitz’s murrelets in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Streamflow education

Cory Thole describes to 5th and 6th graders how water quality and streamflow data are collected from the Taiya River.

Weather station

Network associates erect a weather station for climate monitoring on the ridge above Chilkoot Pass in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Intertidal Survey

The network is developing an intertidal monitoring program along Sitka National Historical Park's shoreline.

Stream Gage

SEAN supports streamflow gages, like this one on the Taiya River near Skagway, to monitor the height and amount of water flowing through parks.

Marine contaminants

With help from park staff, the network periodically collects marine mussel samples and has them analyzed for the presence of chemical contaminants.

School presentation

Network staff enjoy participating in educational outreach. Here, Chris Sergeant works with Juneau schoolchildren at a recent GeoFest.

The Southeast Alaska Network (SEAN) implements long-term ecological monitoring and provides scientifically sound natural resource information to park managers. The parks in our network share the temperate rainforest of Alaska's maritime coast, but each display their own unique character: from the dynamic tidewater glaciers and rugged outer coast of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, to the steep and diverse landscape of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, to the protected intertidal shoreline and salmon-rich waters of Sitka National Historical Park. SEAN works closely with each park to prioritize and develop long-term programs that track the condition of their natural resources.

This web site is the authoritative dissemination location for SEAN’s data and information products. SEAN hopes it is equally useful to park managers, staff, other scientists, and interested public. We always welcome your feedback on how to improve site content.

Featured Information

Latest weather observations for Glacier Bay vicinity

GLBA weather observations

View the current weather conditions in Glacier Bay - by interrogating the area's automated weather stations. Then see the latest Weather Service forecast.

Alaskan national park glaciers - status and trends: Final report

Alaska glacier trends

Results of the recent Alaska glacier monitoring program, sponsored by Inventory & Monitoring and published in 2014. Glacier Bay and Klondike Gold Rush are covered. » IRMA

Chris Sergeant summarizes what we know about murrelets in an annotated PowerPoint

interp KIMU training

Summer intern tells of her experiences at Sitka National Historical Park

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