Author Archives: Holly Kent

Bering Strait Shipping: Sea Ice, Economics and Governance

BERING STRAIT SHIPPING: SEA ICE, ECONOMICS, and GOVERNANCE will be held at 10am on January 12 with HENRY HUNTINGTON, Pew Charitable Trusts. Commercial vessel traffic through the Bering Strait is expected to increase in the coming years. Henry Huntington of … Continue reading

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Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) works with AOOS Data Team at Axiom

The AOOS data portal was a key component in prototype decision support tools displayed at the official launching October 21 of the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Continue reading

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Plastic Trash May Travel to the Arctic from a Sixth Garbage Patch in the Ocean

Plastic trash can be found around the world-even the Arctic. Scientists have found that this marine litter is present at the sea surface of Arctic waters, though they’re still unsure how it made it so far north.

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8 Arctic Countries to Sign Historic Coast Guard Deal

All eight Arctic nations — including Canada and Russia — are to sign a historic deal next week for their coast guards to work together in the treacherous and increasingly accessible waters of the North.   Creating the Arctic Coast … Continue reading

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Public seats available on the Board of Fisheries

The Office of Boards and Commissions is accepting applications for the PUBLIC SEATS on the BOARD OF FISHERIES. Please submit your application online here or email your resume to boards@alaska.gov.

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Marine Transportation Advisory Board

The OFFICE OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS is accepting applications for the CENTRAL SOUTHEAST ALASKA SEAT ON THE MARINE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD. Please submit your application online at http://gov.alaska.gov/Walker/services/boards-commissions/apply-info.html or email your resume to boards@alaska.gov.

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ALASKA MARINE CONSERVATION COUNCIL RAFFLE TICKETS

ALASKA MARINE CONSERVATION COUNCIL RAFFLE TICKETS are now available. The raffle has been popular across Alaska for years, as it offers a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000 by purchasing a $100 ticket. Continue reading

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Cook Inlet RCAC Recertified

The US COAST GUARD HAS RECERTIFIED COOK INLET RCAC through 2016. CIRCAC, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, was first certified in 1991 a year after its creation. The certification process is conducted annually by the USCG to ensure that CIRCAC … Continue reading

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AOOS adds 3 water level stations to the Real-Time Sensor Portal

Data feeds from water level sensors installed at Platinum, Wales, and Kotzebue have been added to the Real-Time Sensor Portal. Continue reading

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Alaska Marine Science Symposium Jan 25-29 2016

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