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


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.

Alaska coastal residents: want to help collect data about birds? Join the @COASST beached bird training for AK on Aug 7. #CitizenScience https://coasst.org/join-our-team/trainings-events/

Many thanks to our @AlaskaSeaGrant interns Selah Judge, Avery Herman-Sakamoto, and Edie Mari! We've enjoyed having you work with us this summer! #CommunityEngagedInternship #SGIntern @SeaGrant

2023 AK Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship finalist Lindsey Stadler: "I am passionate about utilizing effective communication and collaboration to develop solutions for the benefit of society." https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/fb5f7a75404e4be6b8aaff165962ec11

Meet the 2023 Sea Grant #Knauss fellows, including @uafairbanks student Lindsey Stadler. Learn more: https://alaskaseagrant.org/2022/07/27/uaf-student-finalist-for-prestigious-knauss-fellowship/

Even with the pandemic, Alaska had a 232% increase in seaweed sold in 2020, according to Alaska Sea Grant's Melissa Good.https://www.juneauempire.com/news/kelp-is-on-the-way-after-a-pandemic-setback-mariculture-farming-is-on-the-rise-and-could-help-combat-climate-change/

Did you know? For every federal dollar Alaska Sea Grant receives we leverage an additional $5 to benefit Alaska's coastal communities. #workforcedevelopment https://alaskaseagrant.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-workforce-development-one-pager.pdf

Deckhand training is one of many ways Alaska Sea Grant supports workforce development in the state. http://www.thedutchharborfisherman.com/article/2227crew_training_class_prepares_deckhands_for

This Thursday Rick Thoman provides an explanation for smoke in the Bering Strait region. @AlaskaWx @IARC_Alaska

Happy #IndependenceDay2022!

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Lindsey Stadler

UAF student finalist for prestigious Knauss Fellowship

July 27, 2022

UAF student Lindsey Stadler has been chosen as a finalist in Sea Grant’s prestigious 2023 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. She will join a class of 86 early career professionals selected to spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on national marine policy issues when she is placed with either a legislative or…

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Student artwork encourages clean harbors

July 26, 2022

A new sign at Ninilchik Harbor features the artwork of Kate Hendryx, the winner of a competition inviting Ninilchik School students to illustrate what clean harbors mean to them. The durable, metal sign is part of an ongoing campaign by Alaska Sea Grant to increase awareness of and encourage best practices with waste disposal in…

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portraits of Ashley Dunker and Caleb Taylor in a side-by-side image

New Alaska Sea Grant staff at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center

July 22, 2022

Two new staff have joined Alaska Sea Grant and are based at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center (KSMSC).  Ashley Dunker is the Alaska Sea Grant  program and event coordinator, responsible for statewide program and event coordination, including supporting KSMSC activities. Caleb Taylor is Alaska Sea Grant’s new seafood workforce development coordinator. He provides…

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Kids look at worms in mud

Camp connects kids to their coastal environment

July 21, 2022

Discover. Move. Learn. Play. Explore. These were words used to describe what kids would be doing at a week-long Coastal Connections Camp led by Alaska Sea Grant’s education specialist, Leigh Lubin, in Valdez last month. Seven kids, ages 11 to 13, attended the experiential learning camp focused on coastal ecosystems and self development. Over the…

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