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SFOS Divisions


Institute of Marine Science

The Institute of Marine Science is the oldest and the largest unit of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Institute is active in research and graduate training at the masters and doctoral levels.

Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center

photo by Chuck Crapo KSMSC promotes the sustainable use of Alaska fisheries through collaborative research, application, education and information transfer in areas of seafood safety, quality, bycatch reduction, product markets and environmental concerns.

Fisheries Division

To take full advantage of Alaska's wide-ranging natural laboratories, the Fisheries Division has locations in the Interior and Southeast Alaska. Students at these locations have an opportunity to associate with personnel of federal and state conservation agencies that not only hire students for summer field work but often offer internship funding opportunities.

Alaska Sea Grant

Alaska Sea Grant is part of a national network of Sea Grant programs in all the coastal and Great Lakes states. They fund marine research, provide advisory services, and distribute information about Alaska's seas and coasts to scientific researchers and graduate students.

Marine Advisory Program

The Marine Advisory Program is a university-based, statewide, outreach and technical assistance program designed to help Alaskans wisely develop, use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources.

Seward Marine Center

This facility provides access to salt water laboratories and the coastal environment. This facility has excellent laboratories, constant temperature chambers, a running seawater system and a 4-plex apartment unit. SMC is the home port for the R/V Sikuliaq.