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Jacquelyn R. Overbeck

Jacquelyn R. Overbeck

Geomorphology, coastal hazards, remote sensing, programming, and modeling

Education and/or Training

M.S. 2014, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geological Engineering
B.S. 2011, Oregon State University, Environmental Science

Projects and/or Research Interests

Jacquelyn Overbeck manages the State of Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Coastal Hazards Program responsible for coastal mapping and data collection along Alaska's 34,000 miles of coastline. Jacquelyn conducts investigations of coastal hazards at Alaska's northern and western coastal communities, coordinates coastal mapping priorities and projects for the state, creates online tools to communicate coastal vulnerability, and provides scientific guidance to federal and state agencies, non-profits, and Native corporations to inform hazard mitigation, community planning, and relocation strategies. Jacquelyn uses a variety of tools including remote sensing, GNSS surveying, and community-based monitoring to improve the State's understanding of coastal hazards while facing reductions in sea ice cover and concentration during fall storms and thawing permafrost of ice rich coastlines.

Professional Experience

2015-present, Geologist Scientist/Manager, Coastal Hazards Program, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
2014-2015, Researcher, Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions contracted to the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program, St. Petersburg, FL
2013-2014, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, Fairbanks, AK
2012-2014, Graduate Research Assistant, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
2011, Undergraduate Intern, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK

Selected Professional Activities

2015-Present Steering Committee Member, Alaska Silver Jackets
2015-Present Principle Investigator, Facilitating an Integrated and Interagency Water level Network for the Alaska Coast, Alaska Ocean Observing Systems
2016-2018 Principle Investigator, Stakes for Stakeholders, community-based erosion monitoring for Alaska communities
2017-Present Lead, Alaska Water Level Watch
2019-Present Participant, National Science Foundation Research Network, Permafrost Coastal Systems Network (PerCS-Net)
2019-2020 Steering Committee Member, Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative
2019-Present Advisory Committee Member, Alaska State Hazard Mitigation Advisory Committee
2019-Present Affiliate Faculty, University of Alaska Fairbanks
2019-Present Principle Investigator, Coastal Bluff Stability Mapping at Homer, Alaska, FEMA
2019-2021 Principle Investigator, Systematic Approach to Assessing the Vulnerability of Alaska's Coastal Infrastructure to Erosion, Denali Commission
2019-Present Principle Investigator, Coastal Hazards Assessments for North Slope Communities, State of Alaska Capital Improvement Project
2019-2021 Principle Investigator, Multiple Projects: Supporting Tribes and Tribal Organizations with Coastal Flood and Erosion Projects as a part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Resilience Program (Including: Bristol Bay Native Association, Native Village of Bill Moore?s Slough, Alakanuk Village, and Native Village of Napakiak)
2021-Present Co-Investigator, Building Capacity and conducting Coastal Risk Assessments in Remote Alaska Native Communities, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation National Coastal Resilience Fund
2021-Present Advisory Board Member, Oil Spill Recovery Institute


Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM), 2018, Alaska State Hazard Mitigation Plan: Chapter 6 - Natural Hazards (coastal flood, erosion, and Usteq sections), DHSEM.

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

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