Alaska Marine Science Symposium

January 15, 2015
By Jessica Rohde

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The Alaska Marine Science Symposium delivers one of the largest scientific conferences in Alaska. Over 1,000 scientists, resource managers, educators, and others expected to gather in Anchorage to share the latest research findings about the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska ecosystems.

Anchorage, Alaska—The 2015 Alaska Marine Science Symposium (AMSS), Alaska’s premier marine research conference, will draw another big audience to the Hotel Captain Cook from January 19 to 23, 2015. AMSS brings together scientists, educators, resource managers, students, and interested public to discuss the latest and greatest marine research being conducted in Alaskan waters.

“We look forward to the marine science symposium each January,” explains Denby Lloyd, Executive Director for the North Pacific Research Board—a co-sponsor for the event. “Not only is it a great way to start the year, it is a consistent and important opportunity to build relationships and collaborations with those interested in achieving better understanding and management of North Pacific ecosystems.”

Each day highlights a particular geographic theme: Gulf of Alaska (Tuesday), Bering Sea & Aleutian Islands (Wednesday), and the Arctic (Thursday). Topics range from ocean physics, fishes and invertebrates, seabirds, marine mammals, to local traditional knowledge—all featured in over 70 scientific talks and 240 poster presentations. The opening plenary sessions kick off on Monday, January 19 at 1 pm and are free and open to the public.

Full details of the conference, including agenda, are available at www.alaskamarinescience.org. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations will take place in the Discovery Ballroom of the Hotel Captain Cook.

Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Danielle Dickson, NPRB

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