Our path
to the future


Featured Research Projects

January 18, 2018

Reproductive maturity among age cohorts of herring

January 18, 2018

Spawn Surveys

October 11, 2017

“The Blob” with Dr. Rob

This new film explores “The Blob,” a warm water anomaly that started in the Gulf of Alaska and later spread up and down the coast of […]

Recent News

January 31, 2018

COASST Training Session

Join the conversation on the future of bird tagging on the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) blog. Representatives from COASST will be in Cordova […]
January 19, 2018

PWSSC Staff represent their work at AMSS

On Monday January 22, Prince William Sound Science Center staff will join over 700 scientists, educators, resource managers, students, and members of the public for Alaska’s […]
December 5, 2017

Citizen Science Opportunity in Cordova

Do you like to visit shorelines around Cordova? Are you interested in seabirds and helping collect data that can support scientists’ ability to evaluate changes in […]

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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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