January 15, 2018

2018 Science & Advisory Panel Solicitations: Nomination Deadline March 2, 2018


The North Pacific Research Board is seeking nominations to fill seats on its Science (one seat) and Advisory Panels (three seats) that will become available on June 1, 2018. The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is 4:00 pm, Friday, March 2, 2018.

The overall mission of the North Pacific Research Board is to develop a comprehensive science program of the highest caliber that will provide better understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean ecosystems and their fisheries, and will help to sustain and enhance marine resources.

Science Panel Qualifications

Desired qualifications for the expiring seat on the Science Panel include expertise in one or both of the following categories: 1) plankton or fish ecology and/or genetics; or 2) genetics and genomic modelling. Strong candidates will demonstrate applied expertise, knowledge of pressing fisheries management issues, research needs, and priorities of state and/or federal managers. Members are selected for their expertise, broad perspective, experience, and leadership in areas important to NPRB’s research program.

The Science Panel assists the Board in shaping its entire scientific program. The Science Panel advises the Board on science planning and identification of research priorities; identification and evaluation of scientific information relevant to the Board's mission; and review of proposals and technical evaluations received by the Board. For more information see

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Advisory Panel Qualifications

The Advisory Panel represents stakeholders, user groups, and other interested parties from regions within the Board’s purview. Appointments are for three-year terms, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. The three seats opening in June 2018 represent three different regions: The Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea, and the Arctic. Advisory Panel members advise the Board on accomplishing its overall mission of fielding a high caliber, comprehensive research program that will: 1) improve our understanding of the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, and Arctic Ocean ecosystems and their fisheries, and 2) help to sustain and enhance marine resources. For more information see

The Board believes it is important to incorporate meaningful community involvement throughout its science program, from planning to oversight and review. The Advisory Panel has a significant advice-giving role, with active involvement in setting research priorities and defining questions, as well as highlighting proposals with special stakeholder relevance. To this end, nominations are sought from individuals with practical knowledge and experience in one or more of these large marine regions.

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The Science and Advisory Panels generally meet twice each year. While there is no pay involved with serving on the panels, the Board covers expenses for travel, food, and lodging for members to attend panel meetings, and to attend the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, usually held the third week of January each year in Anchorage.