A call for abstracts for the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, set for Jan. 25-27, has been issued by the North Pacific Research Board in Anchorage with a deadline of Oct. 15.
Given the health and safety challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event will once again be held virtually, with a focus on oral and poster presentations.
Prerecorded material for both oral and poster presentations will be the format for those sessions, which were well attended online during the 2020 symposium, said Lynn Palensky, executive director of NPRB.
A live component of the conference will also be included, including virtual breakout rooms, but details are still to be determined at the time of the abstract submission launch.
Research papers will be presented according to geographic around, including the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and the Arctic. Topics include ocean physics, fishes and invertebrates, seabirds, marine mammals and local traditional knowledge.
The agenda and more will be posted online at www.alaskamarinescience.org.