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Application of NASA's Advanced Life Support Technologies for Waste Treatment, Water Purification and Recycle, and Food Production in Polar RegionsNASA's advanced life support technologies are being combined with Arctic science and engineering knowledge to address the unique needs of the remote communities of Alaska through the Advanced Life Systems for Extreme Environments (ALSEE) project. ALSEE is a collaborative effort involving NASA, the State of Alaska, the University of Alaska, the North Slope Borough of Alaska, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The focus is a major issue in the state of Alaska and other areas of the Circumpolar North, the health and welfare of its people, their lives and the subsistence lifestyle in remote communities, economic opportunity, and care for the environment. The project primarily provides treatment and reduction of waste, purification and recycling of water. and production of food. A testbed is being established to demonstrate the technologies which will enable safe, healthy, and autonomous function of remote communities and to establish the base for commercial development of the resulting technology into new industries. The challenge is to implement the technological capabilities in a manner compatible with the social and economic structures of the native communities, the state, and the commercial sector. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Bubenheim, David L.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Lewis, Carol E.
(Alaska Univ. Fairbanks, AK United States)
Covington, M. Alan
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Meeting Information
2nd Circumpolar Agricultural Conference(Tromso)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 196-88-01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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