NPRB has developed a comprehensive program of
organized by major research themes.
For each theme, separate projects from 2002-2008 been woven into a comprehensive whole and published as separate Research Summaries, listed below:
- Oceanography and Productivity Learn more about research related to the tiny organisms drifting
and swimming with the currents that fuel all life in the sea.
- Fish Habitat Learn more about research related to how maintaining healthy habitats is essential to ecosystem-based management.
- Fishes and Invertebrates Learn more about how research related to how NPRB is helping to improve our ability to manage and protect the healthy,
sustainable fish and wildlife populations that comprise the ecologically diverse marine
ecosystems of the North Pacific.
- Marine Mammals Learn more about research related to these highly visible and engaging components of the marine
- Seabirds Learn more about research related to the 100 million individuals of 75 species that call Alaska home throughout the year.
- Humans Learn more about research related to the effects that marine ecosystems have on human societies.
- Other Prominent Issues Learn more about research related to issues such as contaminants, harmful algal blooms, invasive species, aquaculture, climate change, and
an ice-free Arctic.
- Communication, Education and Outreach NPRB funding mandates that each funded project contain a substantial communication, education and outreach component. Learn more about NPRB's science communication efforts.
Additionally, NPRB devotes significant resources to explaining ocean science to a variety of audiences, using tools such as Research Summaries and
Project Synopses, which convey the substance and relevance of each completed project in just two pages. These brief publications are appropriate as a “shoreline” of research for a variety of audiences.