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Marine Science Symposium

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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AMSS Mobile
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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.

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Conference Organizers & Sponsors

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Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers Association logo
Alaska Department of Fish and Game logo
Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative logo
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Logo
North Pacific Fisheries Management Council Logo
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U.S. Arctic Research Commission Logo
Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute logo
Prince William Sound Science Center Logo
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Logo
Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association logo