GINA is a mechanism within the University of Alaska (UA) for sharing data and technical capacity among Alaskan, Arctic, and world communities.

Established in 2001 as an initiative of UA’s President, GINA promotes collaboration at the local, state, and federal levels by increasing community-wide participation in the discovery and use of geospatial data. GINA’s products and services greatly expand the range of available analysis capabilities in order to better address research and management requirements.

Hi! My name is Ianjon Brower and I’m working for...
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Hi! My name is Ianjon Brower and I’m working for ASRC-Federal and GINA this summer. My project for this summer is going to be prototyping a Raspberry Pi with specific sensors that monitor the temperature (and other things) of ice cellars that is easy for anyone to use! These ice cellars are in native villages such as Utqiagvik, Nuiqsut, and many more.  The reason we need to do this work is that some of the ice cellars have been filling up with water by melting and this is ruining their storage for all year around. 

What’s in an ice cellar you ask? It’s use to store all the hunted game that’s found locally to preserve. It’s a natural big freezer that’s supposed to stay ice cold all year around. We are going to get some data to figure out why this is happening! I have a lot of learning to do for this project and the people here are a great help.

Data/Services

GINA receives numerous geospatial data sets, many in real time. Information is then rapidly processed and managed for use by scientific researchers, state and federal agencies, and the general public.

DATA RECEIVED
Suomi-NPP
AVHRR
MODIS

DATA MANAGED
Alaska Orthoimagery
Gtopo, DEM, Bathemetry
IfSAR
LIDAR
ShoreZone
SPOT 5

NATIONAL DATA
DMSP
GOES-R
Landsat

SERVICES
Web Services
Puffin Feeder