The snow is melting, grass is starting to green up, and Alaskans are getting ready to hit the water to fish and recreate. What better time to take a class on outboard motor maintenance? Alaska Sea Grant, in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus, is offering an outboard class April 21-23.
Kodiak residents will learn about the latest scientific information coming out of their region, at the Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium, coming up April 18–21. Additional events for the community are a bird die-off workshop, a tour of the Alutiiq Museum, a whale-watching hike, a beach clean-up, and a poster session.
Update: Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution expressing support for the National Sea Grant College Program. They highlighted the importance of the program to improving the health of coastal ecosystems and sustaining fisheries, and its large economic impact in coastal and Great Lakes communities.
Alaska Sea Grant will host two science conferences in April, one in the Aleutian Islands chain, the other in the fishing port of Kodiak. The conferences provide a forum for learning and collaborating between scientists and the public.
Workshops • Meetings • Classes
Apr 1–May 31, 2017
Apr 26–29, 2017
May 2–4, 2017
May 5, 2017
31st Wakefield Symposium
May 9–11, 2017
May 15–18, 2017
Sep 20–21, 2017
Oct 12–13, 2017
Alaska Sea Grant will host the Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium from April 18–21 at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The event connects the Kodiak community to regional marine science research and events.
Alaska Sea Grant is offering training to support the Alaska seafood industry, and home fish smokers, throughout 2017. Courses cover skills to avoid foodborne illness, roe processing, smoked seafood, and leadership training for processing employees.
Alaska Aquaculture Resources is a searchable collection of more than 160 publications, presentations, videos, and links for Alaska shellfish and seaweed farmers and businesses.
Learn about marine mammal strandings, oiled wildlife, invasive species, and other environmental risks you may come across in coastal regions. Encountering Environmental Hazards on Alaska’s Coasts also tells how to report what you see.
Alaska's changing climate is altering our coastal landscape. With thoughtful planning we can minimize impacts to our communities, businesses and lifestyles, and in some cases we may find ways to benefit from the changes.
Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Ocean Observing System host a bimonthly one-hour Alaska Marine Policy Forum conference call with Alaska participants interested in marine policy. The next call is May 24 at 1 pm Alaska Time. Join us to hear the latest about marine funding, legislation, and state and federal policy. Visit the AOOS website for contact information and notes from previous calls.