Residents from three Alaska villages joined scores of researchers, policy experts, and others at the two-day symposium on climate change and how its impacts are being felt in coastal communities worldwide. Alaska Sea Grant helped organize the event in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
Alaska Sea Grant is looking for creative and innovative research proposals in the natural, social, and education sciences that will address issues of healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, resilient communities and economies, and environmental literacy and workforce development.
Cultivated seaweeds drive a $6.6 billion industry worldwide, and the global commercial seaweed market is growing rapidly. With Sea Grant funding, scientist Michael Stekoll's research aims to help seaweed growers in Alaska be more successful.
Each year, Alaska holds a regional competition as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Sunny Rice has co-coached the Petersburg NOSB team every year since 2009.
Workshops • Meetings • Classes
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
Feb 13–14, 2017
Feb 13–27, 2017
Online distance delivery
Feb 15–17, 2017
Apr 18–21, 2017
Apr 26–29, 2017
May 2–4, 2017
31st Wakefield Symposium
May 9–12, 2017
Marine science symposium offers teaching ideas
Over 800 scientists, educators and others are expected to attend the Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage, featuring opportunities for teachers and others to learn more about incorporating marine research in the classroom.
Community-based monitoring in Alaska is widespread and growing. Alaska Sea Grant and AOOS have teamed up on a website to provide information, guidance and resources to CBM programs.
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 January 18 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.