General Info



The Alaska Marine Science Symposium


The Alaska Marine Science Symposium (AMSS), Alaska’s premier marine research conference, has been bringing together scientists, educators, resource managers, students, and interested public for over twenty years to discuss the latest marine research being conducted in Alaskan waters. Over 700 people attend this 4-day long conference held annually during the month of January. 

Each day of the conference highlights important Alaskan marine ecosystems: Gulf of Alaska (Tuesday), Bering Sea & Aleutian Islands (Wednesday), and the Arctic (Thursday). Research topics discussed range from ocean physics, fishes and invertebrates, seabirds, marine mammals, to local traditional knowledge. Since its inception, NPRB has been a proud sponsor and one of the leading organizers of AMSS.


keynote & Speaker Location
Hotel Captain Cook

Accommodations can be booked at the Hotel Captain Cook at a group rate. When booking your stay online, enter code AMSS2020 to lock in the symposium rates. Click on the button below to be redirected to Captain Cook’s reservation page.


Poster Session & booth exhibits
january 27th-28th
Egan Center

Exhibitors are allowed to display their materials during the two-day poster sessions. Booths are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Booths typically line the perimeter of the main convention hall around the poster walls. The fee for each exhibit booth is $500.00. 


Workshops & Other Events
Hotel Captain Cook

One of the advantages of the Alaska Marine Science Symposium is the ability to network throughout the week. The North Pacific Research Board, and Alaska Ocean Observing System all have meeting room spaces of various sizes to meet your meeting/workshop needs. Collaborate, network, exchange—take advantage of AMSS2020 throughout the whole week!