News Archive

Scientists share upcoming plans at Alaska Marine Research Night

AOOS hosted the Alaska Marine Research Planning Night at the 2024 Alaska Marine Science Symposium (AMSS). This fun and collaborative event provides an opportunity for marine researchers working across Alaska to share information on their upcoming field season for networking and collaboration.

Glider recovery was a collaborative effort in 2023

Two autonomous underwater vehicles, nicknamed “Shackleton” and “Loki,” received help from mariners when issues arose during their ocean adventures in 2023. AOOS supports a fleet of these vehicles, also called “gliders,” through a partnership with UAF’s College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

Backyard Buoys Jan. 2024 update

Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator Program, three IOOS Regional Associations (NANOOS, PacIOOS, and AOOS) collaborated with Sofar Ocean Technologies, as well as Indigenous and education partners from each region. Their joint effort aimed to provide real-time wave data to Indigenous coastal communities. 

Request for Coastal Resilience Project Ideas

The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) will be receiving funds from the NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for the period of January 1, 2024-December 30, 2028. We are seeking proposals describing activities aimed at improving coastal resilience and advancing equitable service delivery at the regional scale.

Backyard Buoys Summer 2023 Update

AOOS and the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission achieved several significant milestones with the Backyard Buoys project during summer 2023.

Summer HABs Update

Since May 2023, several Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have been detected in Alaska.

Axiom Data Science is hiring

Axiom Data Science is hiring for several new positions.  Axiom Data Science (a Tetra Tech company) is a technology and informatics firm with a mission to build a better understanding of society and the environment by increasing the accessibility, reuse, and impact of scientific data.

Save the date! Bering Science Webinar 8/29

Salmon fishermen are collecting data near fishing spots and along transit routes as part of the new Southeast Alaska Trolling Vessel Ocean Measurement program. The Alaska Trollers Association leads the project in partnership with AOOS, Alaska Sea Grant, and UAF. 

Job Opening for NOAA/NCCOS Kasitsna Bay Lab Director

This position is located within the Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) with 1 vacancy located in Seldovia, AK. The Kasitsna Bay...

2023 Yukon River Chinook Run Timing Forecast

Yukon River Chinook are predicted to arrive on the delta later than average in 2023: The first significant pulse (15% point) is expected by June 20th and 50% of the run is expected to have arrived by June 26th. Spring 2023 brought with it below average temperatures...

Spring 2023 Bering Science released

Salmon fishermen are collecting data near fishing spots and along transit routes as part of the new Southeast Alaska Trolling Vessel Ocean Measurement program. The Alaska Trollers Association leads the project in partnership with AOOS, Alaska Sea Grant, and UAF. 

Alaska trollers gather year-round data

Salmon fishermen are collecting data near fishing spots and along transit routes as part of the new Southeast Alaska Trolling Vessel Ocean Measurement program. The Alaska Trollers Association leads the project in partnership with AOOS, Alaska Sea Grant, and UAF. 

Glider update: The adventures of Shackleton and Gretel

This spring, gliders named Shackleton and Gretel traveled hundreds of miles monitoring a series of hydrographic stations known as the Seward Line in the Northern Gulf of Alaska. The autonomous underwater vehicles transmit data to the AOOS Data Portal in near-real time.

Federal infrastructure funds will support Alaska ocean observing

Critical equipment monitoring Alaska’s changing ocean will soon be replaced and enhanced with funds from the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded $1.3 million in year one funds to the Alaska Ocean Observing System.

Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission Hiring

The AEWC is hiring two positions to support the Backyard Buoys project, a Program Coordinator and a Village Facilitator. Interested candidates must complete an application and submit it to the AEWC office by email at lhopson@aewc-alaska.com. Visit the AEWC website for...

2023 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards Now Open for Nominations

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) announces the opening of the nomination period for the 2023 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards. ASLC established the Awards to recognize those who have made significant contributions to ocean sciences, education, and resource management in...

Field Update from ANSEP Intern working on sleeper shark research

This summer, AOOS is supporting a student from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to work on a sleeper shark research project under the direction of Dr. Markus Horning. Nadia Barcelona will be sending regular notes from the field. Read her field notes...

Oceanographers and Coastal Modelers Wanted

NOAA’s Center for Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) and Ocean Associates, Inc. are looking to hire 10-12 oceanographers and coastal modelers to support CO-OPS work.  Links to the job postings for the positions are below, and applicants can apply through...

2022 IOOS Caraid Award

The IOOS Association is pleased to announce that Molly McCammon of the Alaska Ocean Observing System is the 2022 recipient of the Caraid Award. Molly is receiving this award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to observing, understanding and protection of...