The AWLW steering committee will establish a framework for a sustained collaborative team consisting of state and federal agencies, local governing entities, non-profits, private businesses, and communities to:

  • Enable the effective and efficient sharing of information.
  • Foster leveraging of available resources.
  • Provide improved services to mutual customers.
  • Provide assistance in identifying and prioritizing actions to fill water level monitoring gaps.
  • Promote advancement of water level sensing technologies for use in Alaska’s coastal waters.

AWLW activities are viewable at the mapped build-out plan.



Increase public access to water level data and products through innovative technologies and collaborative partnerships and to expand the coastal water level observation capacity across Alaska’s coastline.


Steering Committee

Jacquelyn Overbeck

State of Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (committee lead)


Carol Janzen

Alaska Ocean Observing System


Becki Heim

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

National Weather Service


Laura Rear McLaughlin

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Center for Operational Oceanographic Products & Services


Nathan Wardwell

Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors



Guidance Plan

Alaska Water Level Watch 2020-2025 Guidance Plan

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