Call for abstracts

The abstract deadline has been extended to March 14. The link to the online abstract submission form can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) will highlight regional scientific efforts that provide a more interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry, resource management, and fishery resource development and marketing. Organizers welcome submissions from all individuals and organizations collecting and disseminating information in the industries of western Alaska.

Western Alaska is experiencing a period of rapid change. WAISC seeks to bring scientists, resource managers, industry experts, fishery business enthusiasts, seafood product development/safety specialists and resource users together to share the state-of-the-science, the latest innovations in technology, and local observations, and to discuss the needs and concerns of each stakeholder group.

The Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum seeks oral and poster presentations focused on the following topics:

Abstract Submission

Oral and poster presentations should address the above topics with regard to sharing pertinent information and improving the ability of communities, stakeholders, and resource managers to address economic and environmental changes in Western Alaska.

Presentation Guidelines


Presenters will be provided 15 minutes for their presentation and questions/discussion.


The poster session will be held after the oral sessions on Thursday, April 27.  This event will be open to the public and authors are expected to be present to discuss their work. Please submit digital copies of the poster by email to Melissa Good prior to the conference.  In addition to bringing your large poster, it is recommended you bring small, handout copies of your posters for distribution during the poster session.

Submission Requirements

Review Process

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the WAISC steering team and chosen on base of merit and relevance to the conference topics. All accepted abstracts will be published in the WAISC proceedings book and will be available online.

Acceptance notifications will be sent via email after March 17. Presenters will be responsible for conference registration, travel, lodging, and other costs. If you have any questions, please email Melissa Good.

Use the online abstract submission form to submit your abstract by the deadline.