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13th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

The 13th annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) aims to bring together local and indigenous knowledge of subsistence–based communities and other scientific research relevant to Western Alaska; including economic, ecological, social, and health issues important to rural communities. This year’s conference focuses on the future threats and opportunities in the face of a changing…

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Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2021

Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

Updated April 16: download the PDF Agenda/Schedule and Abstract Book. Updated April 18: see below for new listing of partnered activities for children and adults. Updated April 19: The poster presentations are now available to view. Registration Registration is free and open to the public. Register for KAMSS Poster presentations The poster presentations are available to preview…

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Improving sea ice forecasts for safer subsistence harvests

Closeup of Pacific walrus

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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CANCELED: Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 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…

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UAF student completes salmon predation study

Very few juvenile salmon return to spawn. Many are consumed by larger fish who eat them as they migrate from rivers or hatcheries to the ocean. That’s a problem for hatcheries that release millions of young salmon, called smolts, into the waters of coastal Alaska. Alaska Sea Grant funded research on chum salmon predation by…

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Alaskan receives Digital Coast fellowship

A graduate student from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, has won a prestigious fellowship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.) Richard Buzard, who is working on his doctoral studies in Geoscience, with Assistant Professor of Coastal Geography Chris Maio, has been named a NOAA Digital Coast Fellow.…

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