NPRB committees help identify science, management and monitoring needs.
The Science Panel helps the Board shape its entire scientific program. The Panel’s membership is drawn from experts in fields of science most relevant to the Board’s interests, such as oceanography, ecosystems dynamics, plankton and fish ecology, marine mammal and seabird biology, fisheries management, and socioeconomics. The Science Panel advises the Board on science planning and identification of research priorities; identification, development, collection, and evaluation of statistical, biological, oceanographic, ecological, economic, social and other scientific information relevant to the Board's mission; and review of proposals and technical evaluations received by the Board. View current list of members.
The Advisory Panel represents user groups and other interested parties from the various regions within the Board’s purview. Advisory Panel members advise the Board on accomplishing its overall mission of fielding a high-caliber, comprehensive research program that will improve our understanding of the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, and Arctic Ocean ecosystems and their fisheries, and help to sustain and enhance the living marine resources. View current list of members.
Develops and maintains evaluation criteria for ecosystem modeling efforts funded by NPRB. Learn more.
A review of the North Pacific Research Board program, undertaken by the Committee of Visitors (COV) in 2010, identified programmatic strengths and weaknesses, which are detailed in this report. (PDF)
These characteristics were used as a basis for recommendations intended to improve the performance of the NPRB program.