ShoreZone News


Annual Partners Meeting October 12-13, 2016

Posted By at Thursday, July 14, 2016


Please join Anchorage ShoreZone partners in Anchorage or via webinar on October 12 and 13, 2016 to learn about ShoreZone's recent surveys, maps and updated protocols; hear stories about how ShoreZone is being used; and find out plans for the future. We have a great lineup of speakers joining us to share about the 2016 surveys, updated ShoreZone protocols, and applications of the ShoreZone data. Please click here for an agenda. Webinar link will be coming soon. If you'd like additional information or to RSVP, please contact Kelly Ingram at


2016 Surveys Underway

Posted By at Monday, April 11, 2016


The 2016 Survey Season Begins!

This spring, the ShoreZone survey crews plan to image over 4785 km / 2975 miles of coastline. Read more to find out when and where these surveys will take place and how you can learn more about ShoreZone through demos and community presentations near you.

Keep up to date with survey progress, photos, events, and mapping status on our Facebook page.


Eastern Aleutians: April 8 - 15, 2016

Team Unalaska will begin surveys out of Dutch Harbor on Friday, April 8. Surveys include Unalaska, Umnak and Akutan Islands. 

Will you be in Dutch Harbor on Thursday, May 19? Join us for a community presentation to learn how ShoreZone can help you better understand our dynamic coastlines. More information on this and other ShoreZone events can be found on our Facebook page


Barren Islands: April 23, 2016

The ShoreZone team will depart from Homer on April 23 for a survey of the Barren Islands.

This just in! The ShoreZone team will be sharing information about ShoreZone, new tools and innovative applications on Friday, April 22 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Center. Join us from 1 to 4 pm in the Seminar Room to hear about new tools, applications, and ShoreZone information as well as demos and tutorials that can help you better understand Alaska's coastal geology, biology, and sensitivity. 

Alaska Peninsula: May 4 - 16, 2016

Team Alaska Peninsula will arrive in Chignik in early May to begin ShoreZone surveys from Perryville to Katmai National Park. The crew will base mostly out of Chignik but will also be using a vessel to access some of the more remote areas of the survey.  

The ShoreZone team will be sharing information about ShoreZone's applications and tools during a community presentation in Chignik the 2nd week of May. Keep an eye out for a flyer in town and check out our Facebook page for updates!

Alaska Peninsula Survey Map     



Celebrate Earth Day with ShoreZone in Homer

Posted By at Monday, April 11, 2016


ShoreZone Demos and Community Presentation

April 22, 2016, 1-4 pm

Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center, Seminar Room, Homer, AK

ShoreZone gathers important information about the biology and geology of Alaska’s coastline. Photos and video are analyzed and put into maps to describe coastal sensitivity, wave exposure, species distribution and more, providing information for resource managers, scientists, search and rescue, oil spill responders, boaters and others.

Join us to learn about how ShoreZone can help you better understand our dynamic coastlines.  Hear about upcoming ShoreZone surveys and innovative  tools and applications for using and visualizing the coastal data and imagery.

Surveys are planned this spring and summer along shorelines of the Eastern Aleutians, the Barren Islands, and parts of the Alaska Peninsula.

Can’t make  the full presentation?  Just swing by!

  • What & where is ShoreZone? 1:00
  • Accessing the data & imagery on-line 1:45
  • Mobile apps & on-line tools 2:30

Brought to you by: NOAA NMFS AKR, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council, The Nature Conservancy, Coastal and Oceans Resources, Inc., and ShoreZone

Need more information? Contact Kelly Ingram, The Nature Conservancy, 907-865-5703, 


Coastal and Arctic Impressions: Artists Paint Alaska’s “ShoreZone”

Posted By at Thursday, January 21, 2016


An exhibit at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium
Adventure Room, Captain Cook Hotel, 25-29 January 2016
Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00, Meet the Artists, Thursday Evening 5:00-8:00

Amazing images of Alaska’s coast were the catalyst for this exhibition. Beautiful works of art on their own, photographs taken during a coastal habitat mapping program in Alaska became the inspiration and driving force for wax-painting artists Terisia Chleborad, Nessa Nouveau, and Janet C. Hickok to provide their interpretations of our magnificent coast.

The photographs inspiring these paintings were selected from two prior exhibits: Coastal Impressions: A Photographic Journey along Alaska’s Gulf Coast and Arctic Impressions: A Photographic Journey along Alaska’s Arctic Coast, displayed at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium in 2012 and 2014, respectively. From these exhibits, the artists and members of the Alaska ShoreZone Partnership selected sixteen photographs taken by ShoreZone photographers Mandy Lindeberg and Mary Morris that particularly spoke to them. The artists were then challenged to respond in an abstract, impressionistic, or realistic manner – depending on color, pattern, texture, space, coastal area, and atmosphere. By hanging the paintings side-by-side with the original photographs, this exhibit evokes the extent to which Alaska’s majestic landscape speaks to each of us.

We sincerely hope you enjoy this stunning and one-of-a-kind exhibit. 
Exhibit sponsored by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) and the Alaska ShoreZone Partnership. Contact: Susan Saupe, saupe(at), 907-398-6214