ISER Alaska Rural Broadband Workshop

Dr. Heather E. Hudson, professor of communications policy at ISER, will chair a workshop providing current information on broadband plans and policy issues for rural Alaska, with panels on technology projects and opportunities in microwave, optical fiber, wireless, and satellite; and policy issues such as state initiatives, federal programs, and U.S. Arctic Council proposals. When: Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm Where: Diplomacy Building 301, 4500 Diplomacy Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 Registration: The registration fee is $75. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alaska-rural-broadband-workshop-tickets-14434551131. If you are outside Anchorage and wish to participate by teleconference, please contact Prof. Heather Hudson at hehudson@uaa.alaska.edu.
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November 19 Talk at ISER: Applying Ecological Economics

Ecosystem services is the term often used to describe goods and services we get from ecosystems—like salmon habitat or clean air. These things are valuable, but they aren’t usually bought or sold in the marketplace. Ecosystem service valuation assigns a dollar value to them. David Batker, executive director of Earth Economics, talks about the tools being used to identify and value ecosystem services. Such valuation can help policymakers as they make decisions about resource management and sustainable economic development.
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