Alaska Sea Grant
Alaska Sea Grant is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Alaska Sea Grant is administered by the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
Alaska Sea Grant enhances the wise use and conservation of Alaska’s marine and freshwater resources through research, education and outreach.
ASG supports researchers and university graduate students contributing new knowledge about healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and resilient coastal communities. Alaska Sea Grant also recruits students into career-building national and state scholarships and fellowships in marine policy, fisheries population dynamics and other marine fields.
Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program faculty are located in eight coastal communities and build partnerships that provide technical assistance to support economic development, marine literacy, workforce development and resource management. Thousands of adults and youth across the state attend workshops and presentations by ASG each year.
As part of its education mission, ASG supports marine literacy among K-12 teachers and students through curriculum and other learning resources and training. ASG produces publications and website resources available via an online bookstore that help the public understand Alaska’s diverse marine ecosystem. ASG also keeps scientists connected through community-based regional scientific conferences and through scientific symposia, including the international Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium series.
ASG is funded by UAF and NOAA, with support from various public and private partners.