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AOOS RFQ Biological Data Stewardship

The Alaska Ocean Observing System received $15,000 this year from the national Integrated Observing System (IOOS) program to advance IOOS Biology through biological data stewardship activities in the AOOS region, working with regional data providers to align biological datasets to the Darwin Core standard and make them available through ERDDAP servers and the AOOS and Marine Biodiversity Observing Network Portals. AOOS is especially interested in data that contributes to our AK Harmful Algal Bloom and Ocean Acidification Networks, as well as NMFS Integrated Ecosystem Assessments. Continue reading

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United Fishermen of Alaska Op-Ed: “New research on ocean acidity raises red flags for Alaskans”

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Testing Arctic Waters: A New Arctic Multi‐Year Research Program Gets Underway in June

The North Pacific Research Board’s Arctic Program begins summer research sampling in the Chukchi Sea upon arrival of R/V Sikuliaq in Nome, June 7th. This is the first of several research cruises planned for 2017-2019.

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Compilation of research on OA impacts to Alaska species now available

Relatively few of Alaska’s marine species have been studied for their response to OA, however the body of research is growing each year. OARC has put together an annotated list of studies and results to provide an overview of what we know. Continue reading

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ComFish Alaska in Kodiak at end of March

ComFish is the largest commercial fishing show in Alaska and the longest running fisheries tradeshow in the state. Comfish Alaska is a 3 day event being held from 30th March to the 1st April 2017 at Kodiak, United States Of America. Continue reading

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Abstract submission deadline for Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium, February 10

We are pleased to host the third Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium (KAMSS). The Call for Abstracts is now open! Continue reading

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Yukon Chinook Salmon Timing

A partnership to predict run timing Researchers from NOAA Fisheries and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, with the support of the Alaska Ocean Observing System, have identified a combination of spring conditions that is closely related to the timing … Continue reading

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Scientists use ocean data to predict average to slightly late run of Chinook on Yukon River

For the fourth year, NOAA, ADFG and AOOS are collaborating to predict the timing of Chinook on the Yukon River. Read the preliminary forecast & learn more. Continue reading

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AOOS Launches New Cook Inlet Beluga Ecosystem Portal

Government agencies and the public can now find information on the endangered population of Cook Inlet beluga whales on an easy-to-use public data portal through the Alaska Ocean Observing System’s website at AOOS.org. Extensive data on beluga whale sightings and … Continue reading

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AOOS Principle Investigator Walsh Wins IASC Award

A University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist is receiving the recognition of his peers. Dr. John Walsh recently garnered a medal from the International Arctic Science Committee. The prestigious award recognizes Walsh’s sustained work in far north.

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