Arctic Adaptation Exchange

Created: 5/26/2015 - Updated: 2/27/2020


The Arctic Adaptation Exchange (AAE) facilitates knowledge exchange on climate change adaptation in the Arctic, and serves as a central information hub for communities, researchers and decision-makers in the public and private sectors. The AAE is a platform for individuals and organizations focused on northern issues to:

  • explore how others in the Arctic region have responded to the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change;
  • share experiences and information on climate change impacts and adaptation initiatives and tools; and
  • connect with others who have experience and knowledge

This collaborative project was initiated through the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), and was developed with the help of Natural Resources Canada, the Government of Yukon’s Climate Change Secretariat, U.S. Department of State, the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Aleut International Association, Gwich’in Council International, and Alaska's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).


Communities, researchers and decision-makers in the public and private sectors in the Arctic


The University of Alaska-Fairbanks includes seven campuses across the state and is home to more than 11,000 students from all over the world.


Scale of Project
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed
Education / Outreach
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Culture / communities
Type of Tool
Other Climate Change or Adaptation Portals
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Create stakeholder engagement processes to develop and implement adaptation strategies
Climate Type
Tool Cost