Alaska Sea Grant selected six research projects for funding during 2018–2020.

The researchers are receiving a combined $1.3 million to study a range of topics to help Alaskans understand, conserve and sustainably use the state’s rich marine and coastal resources. The research is intended to advance knowledge in Sea Grant’s focus areas including healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, and resilient communities and economies. Six graduate students will be involved with the research, contributing to the next generation of science professionals in Alaska.

“We received 47 pre-proposals and 18 full proposals. The six that we funded ranked highest in a rigorous peer-review process and will address critical needs for Alaska marine and coastal research,” said Ginny Eckert, Alaska Sea Grant’s associate director of research. “The investigators work within the University of Alaska system as well as Alaska agencies and nonprofits with expertise in marine and social sciences.”

More information about the six newly-funded research projects is available on our website. Research topics include ocean acidification, rockfish, kelp reproduction, northern spot shrimp, Arctic risk management and salmon resilience to climate change.

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