News Archive

The Alaska SeaLife Center is Hiring!

Our business partner is advertising for a Grant Technician II or Grants & Contracts Coordinator responsible for providing administrative and analytical support for grant and other external funds awarded to the Alaska SeaLife Center and in a fiscal agent capacity...

New Mariner’s Dashboards

Check out our new Mariner’s Dashboards for Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, and Kodiak! These dashboards were created to help provide the real-time weather and other information relevant to mariners in a simple and fast display. We started with these three regions...

Want to Work in the Carribean?

AOOS sister organization, CARICOOS, headquartered in Puerto Rico is looking to hire for two positions, Data Management Coordinator and Chemical Oceanographer.

2022 Yukon River Chinook Run Timing Forecast

Yukon River Chinook are predicted to arrive on the delta slightly earlier than average in 2022: The first significant pulse (15% point) is expected by June 10th and 50% of the run is expected to have arrived by June 18th. All three established [1] environmental...

Research Cruise Status Updates

Each spring, summer, and fall, numerous research vessels travel through Alaska and Arctic waters. IARPC, federal agencies, and the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) compile planned research expedition dates, planned routes, and research goals. Our hope is that...

AOOS IS HIRING

AOOS is seeking to fill three roles within our organization: Ocean Acidification Network Coordinator; Outreach Director; Community Engagement Coordinator.

Backyard Buoys: Bringing Wave Buoys to Indigenous Communities

Indigenous communities have relied on the ocean for millennia and still do to this day. Climate change, however, is making the ocean unpredictable, and poses a new and urgent challenge. Rising temperatures and sea levels threaten coastal communities and whalers or...

Happy Retirement to former AOOS Executive Director Molly McCammon

Since 2003, Molly led AOOS from a small one-person operation to the largest purveyor of ocean observing data in the vast Alaska Region. Last year, Molly stepped down from being the full time AOOS Executive Director to become a Senior Advisor to the organization to...

IOOS Association Announces Retirement of Executive Director

The IOOS Association Board of Directors is leading a search for a new Executive Director. This is a tremendous opportunity to grow the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System.  The Executive Director position is now open. To learn more about the position...

The Alaska SeaLife Center is Hiring

ASLC is looking for a Finance Administrative Assistant to join their team. This position is responsible for providing administrative and analytical support for grant and other external funds awarded to the Alaska SeaLife Center and in a fiscal agent capacity for other...

US-Russia Science Corner Webinar – recording now available

Sharing About Major Fish Stocks & Commercial Fisheries Webinar Date: January 28, 2022, 9-11 am Alaska Time Watch the recorded webinar here! World Wildlife Fund and the Alaska Ocean Observing System are pleased to host the next in a series of conversations between...

Request for Proposals – Contract work

The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is working with World Wildlife Fund US Arctic Program and WWF Russia to integrate Russian data and information into the AOOS Ocean Data Explorer (ODE). AOOS is making these data and information discoverable and accessible to...

2021 Post-Season Report from IARPC EICT

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee’s (IARPC’s) Environmental Intelligence Collaboration Team (EICT), in cooperation with the Alaska Ocean Observing System, has released the "2021 Post Season Report." This report summarizes the research and observing...

Improving Ocean Data Access for Indigenous Coastal Communities

The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is collaborating with partners in the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska to improve access to ocean data for Indigenous coastal communities through a new project funded by the National Science Foundation’s...

Nomination Period Open for 2022 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards

The Alaska SeaLife Center is pleased to announce nominations are now open for the 2022 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards.  These awards are given annually to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the awareness and sustainability...

Updated Research Cruise Status for November

AOOS and the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) have updated a spreadsheet that shows the status of 2021 Alaska Arctic Research Cruises through November 2021.

AOOS Awarded $4,176,512 for Ocean Observing

NOAA’s U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Office announced 11 new five-year cooperative agreements that support the continued growth, expansion, and modernization of our nation’s climate, coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes observing capabilities. In the first...

How to Track the Most Elusive Shark in Alaska

A Pacific sleeper shark returning to its deep-water habitat after being tagged in Resurrection Bay in August 2021. Photo by Thomas Farrugia. When most people think of sharks in Alaska, they think of either salmon sharks (Lamna ditropis) or spiny dogfish sharks...

AOOS Needs User Input

A study is being conducted on behalf of AOOS and the Integrated Ocean Observing System Association by the Center for the Blue Economy of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Your assistance with the associated survey will help AOOS and the...

Yukon River Chinook Run Timing Project, 2021 Post-Season Wrap-Up

The Yukon River Chinook salmon run arrived with close to average timing in 2021: The 50% point at Big Eddy drift was June 18th and the 50% point at Big Eddy set was June 22nd -- both just slightly earlier than the pre-season forecast of June 23rd. An error of one to...

Lower Cook Inlet Buoy Back in Action!

The Lower Cook Inlet wave buoy is now back up and providing critical wave data in real-time! The buoy was damaged beyond repair after going adrift early in the morning of May 26,2021 and needed to be replaced. AOOS asks all mariners in the lower Cook Inlet area to be...

The 2021 Chukchi Whale Glider mission is underway!

An autonomous underwater glider was launched on July 12 in the Chukchi Sea from the R/V Norseman 2. The glider has sensors to detect the occurrence of several species of marine mammals, such as fin whales, belugas, bearded seals, bowhead whales, and more. The glider...

Lower Cook Inlet Buoy Goes Adrift

The Lower Cook Inlet wave buoy is temporarily out of commission after going adrift early in the morning of May 26,2021. The buoy is expected to be replaced and back in commission by mid-July 2021

Alaska Marine Policy Forum – June 16

Each month, the Alaska Ocean Observing System and Alaska Sea Grant host a one-hour conference call with participants across the state interested in marine policy in Alaska.  Join us to hear the latest about marine funding, legislation, and state and federal...

2021 Yukon River Chinook Run Timing Forecast

Yukon River Chinook are predicted to arrive on the delta slightly later than average in 2021. The first significant pulse (15% point) is expected by June 15th and 50% of the run is expected to have arrived by June 23rd. Despite reports [1] of a warmer-than-average...

Bering Sea Crabbers Discuss OA

On May 26, members of the Bering Sea crabbing industry met with researchers to discuss the latest science on ocean acidification and climate as it relates to crab in the region.