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June 9, 2021

EXTENDED: NPRB Seeks Nominations for its Advisory Panel by August 10rd

The North Pacific Research Board Seeks Nominations for its Advisory Panel for two openings: one representing the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, and one representing the Arctic. Application deadline August 10, 2021

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March 4, 2021

NPRB Seeking Fishing Industry Representative Nominations. Deadline to submit is April 15th!

The North Pacific Research Board is seeking nominations to fill the twentieth seat on the Board. This seat represents the interests of the fishing industry and becomes available on June 1, 2021 for a three-year term. The fishing industry seat is nominated by the Board and subject to approval and appointment by the Secretary of Commerce.

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June 23, 2020

Seeking Science Panel Nominations – Deadline to Apply July 17th

The North Pacific Research Board seeks nominations to fill one seat on its Science Panel. The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is 4:00 pm, Friday, July 17, 2020. 

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March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: NPRB Organizational Update

Dear Colleagues,  By now, many of you have either been ordered to stay home in the United States and abroad or are practicing good social distancing measures on your own. Businesses large and small are, and will continue to

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January 30, 2020

NPRB announces new Executive Director Lynn Palensky

The North Pacific Research Board is pleased to announce that Lynn Palensky will join NPRB as its next Executive Director March 16, 2020.

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December 13, 2019

Advisory and Science Panel Openings – Nominations and Self-nominations Close January 15, 2020

The North Pacific Research Board is seeking nominations to fill one Advisory Panel seat representing the Gulf of Alaska and two Science Panel seats representing Social Science and/or Indigenous Scholarship. The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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October 7, 2019

NPRB Increases Funds for Arctic IERP Synthesis, Commits to Future IERP, and Seeks Funding Partners

The North Pacific Research Board decided at its Fall 2019 meeting to increase the funding allocated to the synthesis phase of the Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (IERP) from $1 M to $1.4 M. At the same time, it broadened the intended scope of the synthesis to include a pre-assessment phase for a new IERP that would continue integrated work in the Bering and Chukchi centered in, but not limited to, the Northern Bering Sea. 

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October 1, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NPRB Seeks Candidates for Executive Director Position

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) seeks candidates for the position of Executive Director. Over the next several months, the Board will be seeking the successor to Betsy Baker, who will continue to lead the organization through January, 2020. Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2019, and review of applications will take place in November with an anticipated start date of February 1, 2020. The Executive Director position is a regular, full-time position equivalent to the GS-15 level in federal service. Applicants should have at least 5 years of experience in research and/or organizational management with a minimum 3 years of program-level supervisory experience.

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May 23, 2019

Immediate Release: NPRB Seeks Nominations for Advisory & Science Panels by June 20th

The North Pacific Research Board is seeking nominations to fill one seat representing the Arctic region on its Advisory Panel and three seats on its Science Panel, beginning October 1, 2019. The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is 4:00 pm AK, Thursday, June 20, 2019.

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