World's richest laboratory

Headquartered in the key fishing port of Cordova in the northern Gulf of Alaska, we provide practical, relevant information about this critical global bioregion to managers and decision-makers so true resilience can be practiced here and modeled everywhere.

Our region is one of the world’s most remote and greatest living laboratories, a stronghold that’s critical to a thriving planet. Our location, at the endpoint of a 1,000-year conveyor belt of water from Antarctica that produces the world’s richest waters, gives us a unique vantage point to understand the globe’s changing climate.

Ours is one of the last, best places to research how an intact ecosystem functions. Studies by our researchers provide answers to many challenges, including: climate change, resource use and sustainability, food webs, ecosystem management and more. Ultimately, our work seeks one outcome: to understand how places everywhere can maintain their environments and economies for generations to come.



Fisheries Research Assistant

907-424-5800 ext 234


Education and Outreach Specialist

907-424-5800 ext 237


Research Scientist & Program Manager

907-424-5800 ext 222


Biological Oceanographer

907-424-5800 ext 241



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 […]
June 21, 2017

Copper River Salmon & Climate Change

Prince William Sound Science Center researchers work on the front lines of climate change to address the most pressing salmon issues of our time.  
June 7, 2017


    2017 LOWER COPPER RIVER SONAR STATION FISH PASSAGE COUNTS Fish passage summaries: Daily Counts of Salmon Passage Hourly Counts of Salmon Passage *Note: Some browsers […]
January 11, 2017

Avian Influenza in Gulls

October 20, 2016

PROGRAM: Hatchery-Wild Salmon Interactions

October 19, 2016

PROGRAM: Herring Research and Monitoring

October 14, 2016

PROGRAM: Terrestrial

October 14, 2016

PROGRAM: Plankton Monitoring

October 14, 2016

PROGRAM: Ocean Tracking Network

October 14, 2016

PROGRAM: Gulf Watch Alaska

October 14, 2016

PROGRAM: Climate Change in the Gulf of Alaska

October 14, 2016

PROGRAM: Seabirds

May 24, 2016

Marine-Derived Nutrients in the Copper River Delta

May 24, 2016

Ecology of the Copper River Delta

January 5, 2016

Pacific Cod

February 12, 2015

Herring Education and Outreach

December 30, 2014

Modeling Herring Population Dynamics in PWS

December 30, 2014

Data Management Support

December 30, 2014

Fatty Acid Analysis as Evidence for Winter Migration of Age-0 Herring

December 30, 2014

Use of concurrent trawls to validate acoustic surveys for Pacific herring

December 29, 2014

Acoustic Consistency: Intensive Surveys of Juvenile Herring

December 29, 2014

Adult Biomass Surveys

September 16, 2014

Scales as growth history records

September 16, 2014

Herring Project Coordination

September 11, 2014

Non-lethal sampling of juvenile herring

November 6, 2013

Genetic Stock Structure of Herring

August 29, 2013

Tracking Black Turnstones

August 21, 2013

Investigating Site Fidelity of Migrating Shorebirds

August 21, 2013

Monitoring Shorebirds on Barrier Islands of the Copper River Delta

August 20, 2013

Technologies for the field identification and on-site confirmation of Avian Influenza

July 24, 2013

Juvenile Herring Abundance and habitat utilization in Prince William Sound

July 24, 2013

Tracking Seasonal Movements of Adult Pacific Herring

July 24, 2013

What is the age at first spawn for female herring?

June 4, 2013

Trends in Seabird Predation of Juvenile Herring

June 4, 2013

Top-down Regulation by Predatory Fish on Juvenile Herring

June 4, 2013

Plankton and Oceanic Observations in Prince William Sound

June 4, 2013

Physical Oceanographic Characteristics of Herring Nursery Habitats

June 4, 2013

Juvenile Herring Abundance in Prince William Sound

June 4, 2013

Disease Suspected to Limit Herring Recovery

June 4, 2013

Growth and Energy Allocation in Overwintering Herring

June 4, 2013

Exploring Changes in Herring Energetics Over Winter Months

June 4, 2013

Aerial Surveys of Juvenile Pacific Herring