December 13, 2019

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

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) 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.


Advisory Panel Qualifications

The Advisory Panel represents stakeholders, user groups, and other interested parties from regions within the Board’s purview: The Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea, and the Arctic, and one at-large seat. Appointments are for three-year terms, with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

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 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.

Advisory Panel Full Announcement



Science Panel Qualifications

The North Pacific Research Board seeks nominations or self-nominations to fill up to two seats on its Science Panel that will become available on February 1, 2020. In a separate notice, NPRB is also soliciting nominations for one seat to represent the Gulf of Alaska region on its Advisory Panel.

Desired qualifications for the up to two seats on the Science Panel include expertise in one or more of the following categories: 1) Social science, including but not limited to anthropology, geography, political science, sociology, and resource management/co-management; and 2) Indigenous scholarship, including Indigenous knowledge and governance systems in Alaska. Strong candidates will demonstrate applied expertise, knowledge of pressing fisheries management issues, research needs, priorities of state and/or federal managers, and ecosystem information needs. Members are selected for their expertise, broad perspective, experience, and leadership in areas important to NPRB’s research program as spelled out in the NPRB Science Plan.

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. 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 and research information relevant to the Board's mission; and review of proposals and technical evaluations received by the Board. For more information see

Science Panel Full Announcement


The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted by email to, or by regular mail to:

Nominations Committee
North Pacific Research Board
1007 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501