3rd Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (2010)

"Linking communities and building bridges"

March 24–27, 2010
Unalaska, Alaska

Hosted by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program,
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Schedule now available

See below for Alaska Airline Discount Code.

Second call for papers: deadline extended through March 15, 2010.

Hosted by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, this conference will be the first of its kind to be held in Unalaska, Alaska. The intent of this program is to bring together scientists, educators, rural leaders, community members and subsistence hunters and gatherers to discuss science and issues relevant to western Alaska.

This conference will highlight regional scientific efforts and traditional knowledge that provide an interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry and resource management. In addition to scientific sessions, the conference will include several workshops addressing topics relevant to life in rural western Alaska. Organizers welcome submissions from all individuals and organizations collecting data in western Alaska.

Alaska Airlines travel discount

To use the discount code, go online to the Alaska Airlines Web site and enter
the discount code ECCMB1414 when searching for flights. By clicking the “?” next to the
discount code box and entering the code you may view a detailed description of
the discount conditions.

You may also use the discount code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk, 1-800-445-4435 (Monday through Friday 5am-5pm AST, Saturday 6:30am-5pm AST, closed Sunday), however a $15.00 ticketing fee will apply.

Abstract submission for scientific presentations or workshops

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations or workshops are invited and should be submitted before February 1 March 15, 2010. For full details, view the call for papers.

Scientific Session and workshop topics include

Fisheries • Alternative energy • Recycling in small rural communities • Water issues • Climate change • Subsistence and Traditional Ecological Knowledge • Environmental Science • Ecology and Wildlife • Social and Anthropological Research

Travel Funding Available

Limited travel funding for presenters from rural Alaska is available. Download the application here (MS Word file). For questions, contact Todd Radenbaugh, taradenbaugh@alaska.edu, (907) 842-5109.

For questions

Please contact Reid Brewer, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, brewer@ims.uaf.edu or phone (907) 581-4589.