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.

For three days in November, students from Nome-Beltz High School learned about ocean algae, especially about toxin producing species that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans and marine wildlife. https://alaskaseagrant.org/2023/01/26/high-school-students-learn-about-harmful-algae-in-western-alaska/

For the Yup’ik, one of Alaska’s Native Tribes impacted by #ClimateChange, “usteq” means “catastrophic land collapse.”

Researchers at @AlaskaSeaGrant say state and federal action is critical to supporting Tribes as they address these challenges 📝: http://bit.ly/AKClimateJustice

Hosting Alaska Sea Grant fellows is one of my favorite parts of my job! Interested in applying? Applications for 2023 are due Feb 9. Find more info here: https://alaskaseagrant.org/education/awards-fellowships/state-fellowship/

@SeaGrant @AlaskaSeaGrant

If you've been following our efforts helping Southeast Alaska communities respond to drought and other extreme weather events, you might want to register for tomorrow’s ACCAP webinar with Rick Thoman @AlaskaWx, and Andrew Hoell of @NOAA_ESRL https://uaf-accap.org/event/se-alaska-drought/

Interested in submitting a preliminary proposal to @AlaskaSeaGrant? Check out the informational webinar designed to assist prospective investigators on Jan. 10 at 2:30 p.m. Alaska time.

Register at http://bit.ly/3X9S7sU

Learn about the emergence of harmful algal bloom events in the Bering Strait region, a new climate change-related health challenge resulting from warmer waters at the intersection of the Bering and Chukchi seas. https://www.nortonsoundhealth.org/region-anxiously-awaits-algal-bloom-test-results/

Save the date! The 2023 Mariculture Conference of Alaska will be held February 15-17 in Juneau.

For more information, visit the Alaska Sea Grant webpage:
https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/2023-mariculture-conference-of-alaska/

Follow @AlaskaSeaGrant to stay tuned for more details.

Are you a graduate student interested in the science & policy needed to keep marine resources healthy? Launch your career with a 1-year paid position with an Alaska agency or organization. Applications are open for the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship: https://alaskaseagrant.org/education/awards-fellowships/state-fellowship/

We mourn the passing and honor the legacy of Terry Johnson, our friend, colleague and mentor. He loved the ocean, boating, and writing, and Alaskans across the state benefited from his creativity and expertise. https://alaskaseagrant.org/2023/01/05/remembering-terry-johnson/

@AlaskaSeaGrant has announced requests for proposals for research projects to be conducted between Feb. 2024 and Jan. 2026!

Focus areas include healthy coastal ecosystems and environmental literacy and workforce development. Deadline is Feb 15.

See 🔗 http://bit.ly/3jOg1M1

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High school students learn about harmful algae in western Alaska

January 26, 2023

For three days in November, students from Nome-Beltz High School learned about ocean algae, especially about toxin producing species that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans and marine wildlife.…

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Mariculture Conference of Alaska coming in February

January 25, 2023

Alaska Sea Grant will host the 2nd Annual Mariculture Conference of Alaska in Juneau, February 15–17. Registration is now open for the event, where farmers, researchers and professionals in mariculture-related…

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Remembering Terry Johnson

January 5, 2023

Alaska Sea Grant is saddened to hear of the passing of our friend and colleague, Terry Johnson. Terry joined us in 1991 as the Marine Advisory Program agent for Bristol…

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Fellow Spotlight: Sean Kelly

December 21, 2022

Sean Kelly saw the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship as a chance to expand his network, learn from seasoned professionals, and increase community resilience and well-being. Sean said, “this fellowship…

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