OIL SPILLS. EARTHQUAKES. CLIMATE CHANGE. MELTING GLACIERS. FIRES. ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS. VANISHED FISHERIES.
We’ve been through a lot here amongst the world’s richest waters. Yet, through generations, our community remains resilient. Our mayor, Clay Koplin, recently said that resilience is the greatest export of this region. He may just be right.
Nearly 30 years ago—just months before the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Prince William Sound Science Center was conceived based on the principle of resilience—the ability to predict shocks to systems, avoid them or adapt when they happen, and thrive. Our founders had no idea how soon our community would truly be put to the test.
Every region around the globe has unique cultures, environments and economies. Ours is no different. Pulling those pieces together to prepare for a changing world is at the heart of our mission and work. The stakes are no smaller than human health and well-being, and leaving behind a healthy environment for the generations to come.
Welcome to our 2016 annual report. We encourage you to download the report and join our hopeful investigations, now and for the long-term.
President & CEO