Ecosystem based management (EBM) is a holistic, adaptive approach to developing policies that ensure ecosystem sustainability, food and water security, and improve human health outcomes for future generations. Informed by ... Read More
We conducted a comprehensive review and analysis of global research on the environmental effects of marine cage culture. This analysis comprises the latest knowledge of water quality and benthic impacts ... Read More
Approximately forty percent of total U.S. commercial fishery landings by weight come from the Bering Sea. In response to declining Walleye pollock abundance in the southeast Bering Sea, NCCOS supported ... Read More
This project aims to determine harmful algal bloom species composition and cell densities in Alaskan waters, and to model toxin transfer pathways to zooplankton, shellfish, finfish, and marine mammals, and ... Read More
NCCOS, Ocean and Earth Environmental Services, and the Chugach Regional Resources Commission (CRRC) have initiated their Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with a two day training workshop at the ... Read More
Spring in the Bering Strait; several miles offshore, south of the community of Wales, Alaska. Credit: Gay Sheffield, University of Alaska Fairbanks/Alaska Sea Grant. The NCCOS Ecology & Oceanography of ... Read More
At the 2021 Esri Federal GIS Conference, two newly developed NCCOS spatial analysis products were acknowledged as GIS tools having a positive impact on human society and wellbeing. NCCOS’ Alaska ... Read More
NCCOS scientists, in collaboration with Ocean and Earth Environmental Services, conducted a virtual workshop in January to introduce members of the Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC) to methods and techniques ... Read More
Report cover: A Synthesis of Ten Years of Chemical Contaminants Monitoring in National Park Service - Southeast and Southwest Alaska Networks in Collaboration with the NOAA National Mussel Watch Program ... Read More
NCCOS’s Phytoplankton Monitoring Network trained over 30 environmental tribal personnel from Southeast Alaska and Kodiak Island in toxic phytoplankton sampling and identification. The training took part during the 8th Annual ... Read More
NCCOS-supported regional harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring programs span the United States and help build a global HAB monitoring and prediction system. A recent article in Frontiers in Marine Science ... Read More
NCCOS and NOAA’s Arctic Program supported research that led to an important discovery in the Bering Strait and North Slope regions of Alaska that raises concerns for Arctic wildlife health ... Read More
NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science provided a Harmful Algal Bloom Event Response award of $15,000 to NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center Wildlife Algal-toxin Research and Response Network (WARRN-West) to ... Read More
The newly established Alaska Harmful Algal Bloom Network (AHAB) provides statewide awareness of harmful algal blooms. Alaska shellfish are an important component of the economy, providing food and income to Alaskans ... Read More
To develop an understanding of stock structure and recruitment variation in Bering Sea pollock, the Coastal Ocean Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) funded an 7-year (1991-1997), interdisciplinary project named Bering Sea Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (BS FOCI) ... Read More
The National Status and Trends Program is comprised of three nationwide programs: Benthic Surveillance, Mussel Watch, and Bioeffects. These programs are in place to observe estuarine and coastal waters nationwide to describe the current status and detect changes in the ... Read More
Southeast Bering Sea Carrying Capacity (SEBSCC, 19962002) was a NOAA Coastal Ocean Program project that investigated the marine ecosystem of the southeastern Bering Sea. SEBSCC was co-managed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, and NOAA ... Read More
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