If a storm wreaks havoc on coastal Goodnews Bay, Alaska, new research by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists may help the town qualify for relief funding. Efforts to link local perspectives with monitored shoreline changes will vastly improve the understanding of the region’s coastal evolution.
Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific, written by Kate Wynne, has won recognition from the National Outdoor Book Awards, the National Association of Government Communicators, and Communications Concepts.
Two University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate students will head to Washington, DC, next year to learn about marine policy through the 2017 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
Alaska lakes and sloughs are at risk for being invaded by a waterweed called elodea that can interfere with salmon spawning and deplete lake nutrients. New research aims to identify where elodea is likely to spread and to evaluate future management options.
Observing changes in how fishermen catch pollock may help shape future fisheries policies and regulations.
Three new Alaska Sea Grant state fellows will gain a year of professional experience in marine policy beginning this summer. This year’s fellows — Sarah Apsens, Jane Sullivan and Jennifer Marsh — are all graduate students in the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
Workshops • Meetings • Classes
Aug 1–10, 2016
Aug 16–20, 2016
Oct 12–14, 2016
Center for Salmon and Society Workshop: Long-term Challenges to Alaska’s Salmon and Salmon-Dependent Communities
Nov 1–3, 2016
Nov 10–11, 2016
Nov 14–18, 2016
31st Wakefield Symposium
May 9–12, 2017
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 July 20 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.