Who We Are

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Nautilus Impact Investing (NII) are leading a synthesis of data surrounding the state of knowledge of Alaska’s Salmon and People (SASAP). In partnership with leading experts at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and Anchorage, Indigenous leaders, and specialists across resource sectors, SASAP Working Groups will synthesize existing knowledge on salmon and address information gaps.

Lead Principal Investigator: Dr. Frank Davis (NCEAS/UCSB), Contact: frank.davis@nceas.ucsb.edu / (805) 893-2500

Project Co-Principal Investigator/Alaska Coordinator: Dr. Ian Dutton (NII), Contact: ian@nautilusii.com / (907) 280-8923

Our approach is to build collaborations — “working groups” — of experts from diverse backgrounds and institutions. The working group synthesis process deliberately emphasizes collaboration between indigenous knowledge and western science perspectives to bridge the information gap.

Two rounds of working groups have been funded. Round 1 groups commenced in the first quarter of 2016 and the Round 2 groups in the 3rd quarter of 2016.  Working groups in both rounds will begin harvesting and sharing their products in the first quarter of 2018. Production of papers and datasets will continue through 2018.

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis is a research center of the University of California, Santa Barbara and was the first national synthesis center of its kind funded by the National Science Foundation in 1995. NCEAS fosters collaborative synthesis research – assembling interdisciplinary teams to distill existing data, ideas, theories, or methods drawn from many sources, across multiple fields of inquiry – to accelerate the generation of new scientific knowledge on a broad scale.

Nautilus Impact Investing

Nautilus Impact Investing

Nautilus Impact Investing was formed in 2015 in response to the increasing demands for advice on social and environmental investing. Nautilus Impact Investing seeks to help social and environmental project investors and implementers to secure a better return on their investments.