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.

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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.

NOAA has prepared a draft programmatic environmental assessment for its proposal to fund #aquaculture research & development projects via federal financial assistance programs, and is available for review and comment. Feedback due 12/18. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/11/15/2022-24742/notice-of-availability-for-public-comments-of-the-national-sea-grant-office

We're looking for a Grant Fiscal Officer to support our research, outreach and education in Alaska’s coastal communities, and work with our faculty and staff to monitor grants from federal, state, and private sources. https://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/522234/grant-fiscal-officer

Our colleagues @NOAAFisheriesAK are looking at how fishing impacts the deep-sea coral and sponge habitat in order to come up with ideas for better ways to fish while not damaging the habitat. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/science-blog/joint-canada-us-deep-sea-coral-seamount-survey-post-2

Alaska Sea Grant's mariculture specialist, Melissa Good, is focused on helping grow mariculture in AK. https://digital.akbizmag.com/issue/july-2022/blue-acres-is-the-place-to-be/

Happy #nationaldogday from Alaska Sea Grant and our canine coworkers and companions! #dogsofseagrant

Congrats to Genoa Sullaway, 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship recipient! bit.ly3RcCjCu @UAFcfos

PSP advisory for Gambell, Shishmaref and nearby areas. Use caution when consuming shellfish. http://nomenugget.com/news/researchers-find-high-concentrations-harmful-algae-regional-waters

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/

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An interdisciplinary approach to coastal resilience in Alaska

December 7, 2022

A team from Alaska Sea Grant, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, the University of Alaska Anchorage Economics Department, and a filmmaker, is working with students and the community…

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Molly Cain joins Alaska Sea Grant as associate director

December 5, 2022

Alaska Sea Grant welcomes Dr. Molly Cain as associate director. Based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Troth Yeddha Campus, Cain serves on the management team and is responsible for…

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Fellow Spotlight: Robin McKnight

December 2, 2022

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow Robin McKnight is working this year with the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF). Her fellowship focuses on supporting shellfish and seaweed mariculture development, an area…

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Developing automated and improved coastline measurements so that western Alaskan communities can plan for change

November 28, 2022

Rapid warming is leading to accelerated coastal erosion and placing many Alaska communities at risk. Accurately forecasting future coastline changes is critical to communities so that they can mitigate and…

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