UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

Enhancing the sustainable use and conservation of Alaska's marine and freshwater resources through research, outreach, and education

Research

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.

Education

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

Registration is open, and the call for abstracts has been extended to April 8 for the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference "Visions for the Future," which will be held May 13–14. https://seagrant.uaf.edu/events/waisc/2021/

The draft of the next five-year Arctic Research Plan is now available for comment March - June. Check it out: http://iarpccollaborations.org/draft-plan.html

Alaska Sea Grant is now offering Seafood HACCP Segment 2 practical training session. Register at http://ow.ly/lvdM50E6qjC.

POSTPONED. To be added to the waitlist, please fill out the Better Process Control School waitlist form found at http://ow.ly/mRW250E6pWj

Want to explore what's happening in the Pacific beyond California Sea Grant? Check out a new collaborative regional publication, Pacific Currents, a monthly magazine highlights news about coastal and marine topics relevant to the Pacific region. Dive in: https://bit.ly/3va00Bu

We are looking for someone passionate about #education to join our team! Alaska Sea Grant is a leader in marine-related #environmental and #STEMeducation. http://ow.ly/iqib50E2Nko

This threat affects #Alaska as well, so #aquarium owners take note! Requested by the state, our specialist in Ketchikan has checked samples under a microscope to monitor the situation. Please follow these steps to protect our waters: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/EONR/index.cfm?adfg=region.NR&NRID=3100&Year=2021https://twitter.com/OregonSeaGrant/status/1370425981845057536

Invasive species alert for Alaska: If you have recently purchased/acquired “moss” balls for your aquarium, act now to neutralize the risk of bringing zebra mussels into our freshwater environment. Learn the precise steps to take to protect our waters
https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/EONR/index.cfm?adfg=region.NR&NRID=3100&Year=2021

Our colleagues at @NOAAFisheriesAK are developing and testing some cutting-edge technology, analyzing DNA in the water to tell us more about marine life in our coastal environment.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/preliminary-results-e-dna-study-shows-promise-improving-understanding-nearshore

Our colleagues at @NOAAFisheriesAK are diligently monitoring Bering Sea ocean temperatures. Learn how a few degrees of change, perhaps hundreds of miles away, can lead to a chain reaction that can impact what ends up on your dinner table! https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/current-sea-surface-temperatures-eastern-bering-sea

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Man with medical mask, Alaska Sea Grant logo and text COVID-19 webinar

COVID-19 safety webinar for commercial fishing operations and seafood processors

March 26, 2021

As Alaska gears up for another fishing season in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Sea Grant is ready to assist seafood processors and commercial fishing operations with accessing and understanding current safety operations guidance and mandates. On April 28 from 12–2pm, Alaska Sea Grant will host a webinar “Federal and State guidance…

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Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival

New Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival in May

March 26, 2021

Alaska Sea Grant is holding the first Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival from May 17–20, hosted online with specials and promotions in several coastal communities around the state. Join us each evening for informative presentations, videos, and demonstrations all about oysters and seaweed in Alaska. Leading up to the event and during the week of…

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Improving sea ice forecasts for safer subsistence harvests

March 25, 2021

Alaska Native people have lived along the coasts of the Chukchi and Bering seas in northwest Alaska for thousands of years. The rich bounty of the ocean, including marine mammals, fish and birds, has sustained these communities, not only feeding them, but also shaping their traditions, culture, identity and health. The Pacific walrus is an…

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Now hiring: Education Specialist

March 18, 2021

Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting for an Education Specialist. This is a 9-month full-time, term University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) faculty position to be based in an Alaska rural coastal community such as, but not limited to, Bethel, Dillingham, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome, or Valdez. The education specialist will create, deliver, and assess educational materials…

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