Alaska's North Slope is a unique environment, located above the Arctic Circle. Despite harsh weather conditions and logistical challenges, oil and gas development has been a part of this environment for many decades and environmental management and monitoring continues to be a significant aspect of development and operating facilities. Several innovative approaches to environmental monitoring will be highlighted, including early detection of polar bears using radar, caribou monitoring using satellites, and vegetation and hydrology monitoring using unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

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