Alaska Marine Science Symposium this week

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The 12th annual Alaska Marine Science Symposium will be held at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage from Jan 19-23.  As the largest marine science conference in Alaska, the symposium features over 75 plenary presentations and a large assortment of workshops and side meetings.  Check out the following AOOS events during Symposium week:

Monday, Jan 19:

  • Communicating Ocean Sciences Workshop – main ballroom, 8am-12pm. Whether you’re just beginning to communicate your science beyond your fellow scientists or  are ready to try new approaches and media, this workshop will have something for you. For the past eight years, the workshop has provided practical information, great speakers and information on current best practices in education, outreach and media. Co-hosted by AOOS, NPRB, COSEE Alaska, and the ASLC.
  • AOOS Exhibit at Poster Session, Egan Center, 6-8:30pm

Tuesday, Jan 20:

  • AOOS Exhibit at Poster Session, Egan Center, 6-8:30pm
  • Arctic Animal Telemetry Network meeting, Whitby Room, 11:30am-1pm. An Arctic Telemetry network is coming together.  Join us for an update on development of national standards and protocols for facilitating data entry from any remote sensing platform, and current status of regional efforts.

Wednesday, Jan 21:

  • AOOS Ocean Film Night, Endeavor Room, 5-6:30pm. Wind down your day a the symposium with ocean films from across Alaska.  AOOS hosted a short film contest in 2014 in honor of its 10th anniversary and over 30 films were submitted.  All films are 10 minutes or less, so feel free to drop in.

Thursday, Jan 22:

  • Arctic Observations – Science Needs.  Voyager room, 11:30am-1pm. Come review the latest plans for increasing ocean and coastal observations in the Alaskan Arctic.  We will be putting dots on a map and discussing new ideas.  Recommendations will help guide AOOS’ 5-year funding proposal as well as other potential funding opportunities. RSVPs appreciated.  Lunch provided.  Contact Darcy at








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