Our path
to the future


Featured Research Projects

January 11, 2017

Avian Influenza in Gulls

October 20, 2016

PROGRAM: Hatchery-Wild Salmon Interactions

Recent News

February 6, 2017

The Next Generation, A Changing World

We’re grateful. In these uncertain times, so many of you have showed up recently to support our work in the world’s richest waters. Thank you. Generating […]
October 31, 2016

Forage Fish Surveys

The Herring Research and Monitoring program is conducting aerial surveys during June and July for forage fish in Prince William Sound.  The focus of the June […]
October 11, 2016

New Education Coordinator Arrives in Cordova

We are please to announce that Lauren Bien joined our staff in August 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Wittenberg University in […]

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Our Strategy

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We approach our research in ways that lead to positive impacts, sustainable use of resources and resilience — here and everywhere.

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For over 27 years, our educators have developed theme-based education programs for all sectors of society, from K-grey.

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A cleaner
& safer future

The Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI) was established by Congress in response to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. OSRI was created to identify and develop the best available techniques, equipment and materials for dealing with oil spills in the Arctic and sub-Arctic marine environment; and, to complement federal and state damage assessment efforts and determine, document, assess and understand the long-range effects of Arctic and sub-Arctic oil spills on the natural resources of Prince William Sound, and the environment, the economy and the lifestyle and well-being of the people who are dependent on those resources.

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