We are charged by Congress to conduct scientific research that enhances the wise use and conservation of our coastal and marine resources.

Marine Advisory

Our outreach and technical assistance programs help Alaskans wisely use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources.


Resources and professional development for K–12 educators. Public education and training in coastal communities. College student awards and fellowships.

Funding Opportunities

Explore ways to fund your work through Alaska Sea Grant, National Sea Grant, and NOAA

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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. Smoked Seafood School 2019

    October 17October 18
  2. Adapt Kodiak: a coastal resilience workshop

    October 24October 25
  3. Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute, Fall 2019

    November 11November 15
  4. 2020 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit

    January 21, 2020January 23, 2020
  5. Basic Seafood HACCP (Anchorage 2020)

    February 3, 2020February 4, 2020
  6. Better Process Control School 2020

    February 5, 2020February 7, 2020
  7. Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute, Spring 2020

    March 2, 2020March 6, 2020
  8. Basic Seafood HACCP (Juneau 2020)

    March 26, 2020March 27, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant News

Research will help seaweed farming and traditional aquaculture

September 27, 2019

Alaska Sea Grant has received new federal funds to help develop aquaculture projects in Alaska and to work with partners on regional and national priorities. It’s part of a $16 million award from National Sea Grant that will fund 42 collaborative aquaculture projects across the country. Alaska Sea Grant and the Aleutians East Borough will partner on a project to launch a…

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New York Times publishes op-ed, co-authored by Gay Sheffield, on how sea ice loss imperils life in Alaska

September 25, 2019

The New York Times published a column by Vera Trainer, Rick Thoman and Gay Sheffield today about the dramatic extent of sea ice loss in Alaska and how it is affecting everything from plankton to whales and the residents who rely on marine resources for their wellbeing. Read the New York Times op-ed here. It…

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Marine educator retires after years of training teachers and students about Alaska’s seas and watersheds

September 13, 2019

Marilyn Sigman, Alaska Sea Grant’s longtime marine education specialist, recently completed her last day on the job and is now enjoying retirement in Homer. The faculty, staff and many collaborators miss her already. Sigman joined Alaska Sea Grant in 2009 and led marine education and literacy efforts across the state. While with Alaska Sea Grant,…

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New handbook on boatyard hazards aims to improve safety

September 12, 2019

Building, repairing and maintaining vessels can be hazardous work. The rate of injury and illness on ships and in boatyards is more than double those of construction and general industry, according to federal officials. Alaska Sea Grant has a new online booklet aimed at making boatyards safer by explaining the risks and recommending ways that boat…

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