Marine Science Symposium
The Alaska Marine Science Symposium (AMSS), Alaska’s premier marine research conference, has been bringing together scientists, educators, resource managers, students, and interested public for over twenty years to discuss the latest marine research being conducted in Alaskan waters. Over 700 people attend this 4-day long conference held annually during the month of January.
Each day of the conference highlights important Alaskan marine ecosystems: Arctic (Tuesday), Bering Sea & Aleutian Islands (Wednesday), and the Gulf of Alaska (Thursday). Research topics discussed range from ocean physics, fishes and invertebrates, seabirds, marine mammals, to local traditional knowledge. Since its inception, NPRB has been a proud sponsor and one of the leading organizers of AMSS.
AMSS on Social Media
Stay updated with the latest news and information related to AMSS. Follow the symposia each year on Twitter via @akmarinescience and use the hashtag #AMSS2017 for this year's 2017 Alaska Marine Science Symposium. To date, over 250 subscribers have connected to @akmarinescience. AMSS continues to become more interactive each year.
Communicating Ocean Sciences Workshop
Prior to the main research symposium event each year, a communicating sciences workshop is held. Marine educators, designers, scientists, and media all convene to participate in interactive breakout sessions featuring different aspects of communication. To bring more awareness to AMSS and marine education resources, an Ocean Week theme has also been integrated in the symposium.
In 2016, AMSS went mobile with an interactive, mobile application dedicated to the symposium. Abstracts, agenda, keynote speaker info, detailed poster session information, and more were all featured in the mobile app—even students could upload their digital posters to the application for judging. Look for the guidebook app announcements closer to the start of the conference.