July 3, 2018

NPRB Seeks Nominations for Advisory Panel representing the Bering Sea, deadline is August 3rd

North Pacific Research Board Seeks Nominations for Advisory Panel
New Solicitation for Bering Sea region vacancy


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The North Pacific Research Board is seeking nominations to fill one seat representing the Bering Sea region on its Advisory Panel beginning in late Summer 2018. The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is 4:00 pm AK, Friday, August 3, 2018.


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 vacant seat opening in late Summer 2018 represents the Bering Sea region.

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.

The Advisory Panel meets twice each year in Anchorage (April and September). While there is no pay involved with serving on the Advisory Panel, 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. The new appointee’s first meeting is expected to be the mid-September fall 2018 meeting of the Advisory Panel.

The Board will consider the following attributes when deciding on appointments to the Advisory Panel:

  • Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to be objective in considering research activities and science planning;
  • Candidates should be of top quality and caliber and be committed to full and active participation for each meeting during their term;
  • Candidates should be considered because of the experience they bring to the Board rather than their political clout or connection;
  • Candidates should be active, involved members of their community and business to ensure the best and most pertinent input into the Board and likewise should be responsible and diligent in reporting on Board activities back to their communities.

In selecting Panel members, the Board recognizes that constituencies from Washington, Oregon, and other areas may have direct interest in its activities, in addition to people throughout Alaska from Southeast to the Arctic Ocean. The new deadline for receipt of nomination materials is 4:00 pm AK, Friday, August 3, 2018. Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted to the Board by email to, or by regular mail to:
Crystal Benson-Carlough
North Pacific Research Board
1007 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501

Materials submitted must include a brief resume of not more than three pages and full contact information including phone number and email address. Letters of reference are optional but
encouraged; up to three letters may submitted by the deadline. Please visit the Board’s web site at for more information about the Board and its activities.

The Board and all its panels follow strict conflict of interest procedures during the proposal selection process:
Implications of this policy should be considered when making nominations.