About the Alaska Marine Science Symposium
Since 2002, scientists from Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond have come to the Symposium to communicate research activities in the marine regions off Alaska. Researchers and students in marine science re-connect with old colleagues and meet new ones.
Plenary and poster sessions feature a broad spectrum of ocean science. Hear the latest in the fields of climate, oceanography, lower trophic levels, the benthos, fishes and invertebrates, seabirds, marine mammals, local and traditional knowledge, and socioeconomic research. The Symposium also features compelling keynote speakers, workshops and special sessions.
The mission of the Alaska Marine Science Symposium is to bring together scientists, policymakers, students, educators, media and the public to share research findings focused on Alaska’s marine fisheries and ecosystems.
The Organizing Committee is excited for AMSS 2014 and we hope you are too. One major implementation from previous years is a registration fee. With an encouraging level of response from the survey monkey sent out after AMSS 2013 there wil be a nominal fee of $100 per individual. Exceptions to the fee include students, attendees for opening day only on January 20th, allowances per sponsorship level, and volunteers. A registration fee allows AMSS to continue offering a level of exceptional hospitality we enjoy providing attendees annually.
Arctic Ecosystem Perspectives Session:
The format for the Ecosystem Perspectives session during the Arctic day at the 2014 Alaska Marine Science Symposium will be handled differently in order to generate discussion about collaboration and coordination among existing and future integrated and multi-disciplinary Arctic ecosystem research programs. Two hours will be dedicated to this session. We are soliciting oral presentations that will be limited to ten minutes or less from ongoing inter-disciplinary Arctic marine research programs. We ask that speakers address the following question: “What are the most interesting observations and emergent questions that are resulting from your study, and do you have a plan for addressing them?” Several of these presentations will be given in succession. Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for discussions using a format that is different from the standard AMSS session. This will be the only opportunity for oral presentations about multi-disciplinary Arctic research programs during the 2014 AMSS. Discipline-specific talks will occur as usual. The Ecosystem Perspectives session will be held Tuesday, January 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.