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David Holen

Davin Holen is a coastal community resilience specialist for the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Davin facilitates workshops and other activities related to coastal resilience addressing monitoring, mitigation, and adaptation to local stressors from climatic and ocean changes.


Holen has worked in rural communities from the Arctic to Southeast Alaska for over 20 years. His current extension work provides data and decision support tools for communities to make informed decisions about adapting to future climate and environmental scenarios. His research examines societal and economic factors intertwined with climatic and environmental changes influencing subsistence economies important for culture in Alaskan communities. Davin manages the collaborative website Adapt Alaska (

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