Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl

17th annual competition
February 28–March 2, 2014
Seward, Alaska

The Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl is a regional competition for Alaska high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans. This regional event is part of the annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The winning team of the Alaska Tsunami Bowl competes against other regional teams from all over the United States.

See links below and at left for more information on this exciting competition.


Juneau-Douglas team "The Caballers" wins 2014 competition

Continuing the long winning streak by Juneau-Douglas High School, a team of mostly veteran competitors captured the trophy. Kodiak High School's "Elusive Jellyfish" took top honors for their research project.

Results have been posted. Photos of art show entries and PDFs of research project papers will be coming soon.

Regional coordinator talks about NOSB on Alaska Fish Radio

Phyllis Shoemaker was interviewed by Stephanie Mangini for a Fish Radio story, "Students Test Their Ocean Science Smarts."

Team members are posted for 2014 competition

Student team members are up on the 2014 NOSB teams page. The final tally for this year's competition is 18 teams from 15 schools. Juneau-Douglas High School and Mat-Su Career & Technical High School have two teams each. Seventeen of the teams are doing the research project.

2014 national competition saved by private sponsors

A private donation from Eric and Wendy Schmidt has made possible this year's national competition, which will be hosted by the Orca Bowl in Seattle on May 1–4, 2014. The theme is ocean acidification.