• Holistic Knowledge

    BSSN generates holistic knowledge about the environment and the changes affecting food security and well being of Bering Sea coastal communities through a research network of local observers.
  • Better Understanding

    Better Understanding

    BSSN is a means for remote indigenous villages around the Bering Sea to communicate their observations on the environment and subsistence harvest.
  • Relevant Policies

    Relevant Policies

    BSSN brings together researchers and local residents in co-production of science, which is place-based and relevant to the societal needs.
Indigenous Communities of the Bering Sea Respond to the Need for Adaptation to Environmental and Socio-Economic Changes

Top Story

The BSSN Density Model (BDM)

The BSSN team is pleased to release its model for streamlined processing of large volumes of spatial data into density maps. GIS professionals with spatial datasets consisting of overlapping polygons may utilize the BDM with little to no modification for efficient production of kernel density maps. The newly developed BDM and its source, written for use within ArcGIS 10.1, are...read more →

About BSSN

The BSSN Project

The BSSN project provides a means for remote indigenous villages around the Bering Sea to communicate their observations on the environment and subsistence harvest.

Surveys completed to Date: 7170

Participant Respondents:  802

BSSN Member Communities:  8
Updated May 1, 2013

Results & Products

BSSN data are assembled in three datasets: qualitative, quantitative, and spatial.

Emerging Trends

BSSN communities in Alaska and Russia reported significant changes in ice conditions during pilot phase. Read more >

News & Events

May 29, 2013 – BSSN has completed interviews in all villages for project year four. This concludes the study for the project. BSSN Anchorage office is busy processing the surveys and getting data ready for analyses. Many thanks to all Community Research Assistants for their dedication, enthusiasm and hard work. We also thank all participants who contributed their time and shared invaluable knowledge over the course of four years.

The Communities

Gambell

Gambell

Kanchalan

Kanchalan

Nikolskoye

Nikolskoye

Sand Point

Sand Point

Savoonga

Savoonga

St. George

St. George

Togiak

Togiak

Tymlat

Tymlat