An informal network of people who communicate about research in Alaska's seas



Singing for Ocean Literacy 1 Reply

The Ocean Literacy Campaign just became a lot more fun. COSEE partners are well-acquainted with the essential principles and fundamental concepts of Ocean Literacy, and have seen to it that they are…Continue

Tags: Literacy, Ocean

Started by Craig Strang. Last reply by Craig Strang Dec 9, 2010.

Need help with fisheries monitoring.

Hello,I am looking for someone to help do some fisheries monitoring work this summer. I have done the work last 12 years and am short on help this year. Want to find someone ideally with some…Continue

Started by Elizabeth Flory Jul 7, 2010.




SEANET is the Ocean Scientists and Educators in Alaska Network and has the goal of promoting Alaska ocean and climate change literacy.

Network site additions are provided or moderated by COSEE Alaska. Please share news articles, educational resources, photos, and videos relevant to the network purpose and focus on the Alaska ocean and climate change. COSEE Alaska will post news articles on the blog based on their relevance, timeliness, and inclusion of scientific information based on peer-reviewed scientific literature or made available through government agency or research institution websites or press releases. COSEE Alaska does not review scientific information as to its accuracy.

Please share your ideas in the network forums and make connections with other people through the groups. For more information about participating in network activities, contact Marilyn Sigman,

Featured Resources

 “Science behind Sustainable Seafood” High School Curriculum Features Alaska Fish Species

The curriculum developed by the NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) provides six lessons that illustrate the importance of responsibly managing a natural resource and how scientific information is necessary to manage responsibly. All lessons are aligned to National standards and Ocean Literacy Principles. Each lesson has supporting powerpoint files, images, data and/or extra reading materials. The lessons are designed to inspire your own lessons, can be used individually or together to form a multi-week seafood science experience.

Lesson 1 - Fishing for the future
Lesson 2 - How many fish are there?
Lesson 3 - Age Matters!
Lesson 4 - Survival in a dangerous environment!
Lesson 5 - Solving the ecosystem puzzle.
Lesson 6 - Responsible management

Available online

New Virtual Field Trips for Grades 5-8

COSEE Alaska and the Alaska SeaLife Center have produced two virtual field trips:

MeltDown, available online or on a CD-ROM, takes students on an Arctic expedition where they'll connect with researchers studying the marine foodweb in the Bering Sea. Throughout the exploration, students watch videos, examine images, and piece together food webs as they follow Dr. Rolf Gradinger and his team of real-life scientists on the USCG Healy and out onto the ice. 

In Watching Walrus, students join Dr. Lori Polasek and her research team as they travel to the remote coastline of Alaska. Their mission: to understand how Pacific walrus may be impacted by changing sea ice conditions.  Available online or on CD-ROM.

All Resources Posted previously to this webpage have been archived on the COSEE Alaska website under the following topic links:


Alaska Ocean Climate Change (sub-topics: Climate Change - Arctic/Alaska & Global, Changing Arctic Sea Ice, Ocean Acidification, Changing Current Patterns, Changes in Alaska Marine Ecosystems, Communicating about Climate Change, Alaska Native Perspectives on Climate Change, Integrating Alaska Native Knowledge with Western Science)


Alaska Marine Ecosystems (sub-topics: The Arctic Ocean, The Bering Sea & Aleutian Island, The Gulf of Alaska, Marine Ecosystems and Polar Science)


Strategies for Education and Outreach (sub-topics: Communicating Science, Ocean and Climate Literacy, Culturally-Relevant Science Education)


K-12 Teacher Resources (lesson plans, multi-media, collaborative research opportunities)


COSEE Alaska Presentations


COSEE Alaska Publications & Reports





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Sea ice break up event at Barrow, AK 4/29

This is a 3 day animation for a recently a sea ice break up event at Barrow, AK. The radar site is run by the Sea Ice Group at the Geophysical Institute. The...
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Seattle Times Series Details the Impacts of Ocean Acidification

Excerpts from the first article in a series of three by Craig Welsh,  The Seattle Times, reprinted in the Anchorage Daily News on 9/15/2013:The Times found that ocean acidification is helping push the seas toward a great unraveling that threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom - and far faster than first expected. It has already killed billions of oysters along the Washington coast and at nearby hatcheries and helped destroy mussels on some Northwest shores. . .…See More
Nov 20, 2013

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