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CANCELED: Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2020

April 21, 2020April 24, 2020

Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

Update March 12, 2020

KAMSS 2020 has been canceled due to public health concerns.

The Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium organizers have discussed the risks and concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and have decided to cancel KAMSS for 2020. We intend to hold the symposium next year. We arrived at this decision out of concern for the safety of our communities, region, and conference goers. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to your participation at KAMSS 2021.

We are pleased to announce the next Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium (KAMSS). KAMSS 2020 will be the 4th regional symposium that connects the Kodiak community to the marine science research around them.

Hosted by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program with support from regional partners and contributors, KAMSS provides a forum for researchers to share findings within the research community and to the general public. The symposium offers opportunity for stakeholders to engage and understand how Kodiak’s marine environment and resources function, change, and affect our lives and livelihoods and offers a venue for researchers to plan for integrated, cooperative and community-inspired marine research.

Patterned after the preceding symposia, KAMSS 2020 oral and poster presentations will span all dimensions of Kodiak’s marine science. Topics will be organized thematically, with a cross-disciplinary approach to best encourage dialogue between disciplines.


There is no charge to attend the symposium, but we encourage you to register online so that we can better accommodate the total number of participants for the symposium.

Register for KAMSS

Call For Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is open. Please visit the KAMSS 2020 Call for Abstracts for instructions, deadlines, and submission information.

Steering committee

  • Julie Matweyou (chair), University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, Kodiak
  • Julie Bonney, Alaska Groundfish Data Bank, Kodiak
  • Robin Corcoran, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Kodiak
  • Tina Fairbanks, Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, Kodiak
  • Teresa Hedges, Kodiak Island Borough School District
  • Brian Himelbloom, University of Alaska Fairbanks (retired), Kodiak
  • Tyler Kornelis, Kodiak Area Native Association, Kodiak
  • Tom Lance, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak, Kodiak
  • Mike Litzow, NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Kodiak
  • Theresa Peterson, Alaska Marine Conservation Council, North Pacific Fishery Management Council, Kodiak
  • Nick Sagalkin, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak
  • Patrick Saltonstall, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak
  • Cindy Trussell, University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak College, Kodiak


April 21, 2020
April 24, 2020
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Julie Matweyou
(907) 486-1514


Kodiak, Alaska
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