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EXTENDED: NPRB Seeks Nominations for its Advisory Panel by August 10th

EXTENDED: NPRB Seeks Nominations for its Advisory Panel by August 10th

New Solicitation for Two Seats on the Advisory Panel Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Region & Arctic Region

Advisory Panel Announcement

The North Pacific Research Board seeks nominations and self-nominations to fill two seats on its Advisory Panel, one representing the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands region and the second representing the Arctic Region. The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Advisory Panel Info

The Advisory Panel represents stakeholders, user groups, and other interested parties from regions within the Board’s purview: the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea, and the Arctic, and one at-large seat. Appointments are for three-year terms, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. The seats currently vacant represent the Bering Sea/Aleutians and the Arctic Region. Nominees will be considered and appointed by the Board at its September 2021 meeting. The new Advisory Panel members will begin their three-year term in April 2022.

Advisory Panel members advise the Board on accomplishing its overall mission of fielding a high caliber, comprehensive research program that will: 1) improve our understanding of the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, and Arctic Ocean ecosystems and their fisheries, and 2) help to sustain and enhance marine resources. For more information see https://www.nprb.org/nprb/about-us/advisory-panel.

The Board believes it is important to incorporate meaningful community involvement throughout its science program, from planning to oversight and review. The Advisory Panel has a significant advice-giving role, with active involvement in setting research priorities and defining questions, as well as highlighting proposals with special stakeholder relevance. To this end, nominations are sought from individuals with practical knowledge and experience in one or more of these large marine ecosystems.

The Advisory Panel meets twice each year in Anchorage (April and September). While there is no pay involved with serving on the Advisory Panel, the Board covers expenses for travel, food, and lodging for members to attend panel meetings, and to attend the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, held in January each year in Anchorage.

The Board will consider the following when deciding on appointments to the Advisory Panel:

  • Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to be objective in considering research activities and science planning;
  • Candidates should be of top quality and caliber and be committed to full and active participation for each meeting during their term;
  • Candidates should be considered because of the experience they bring to the Board rather than their political clout or connection;
  • Candidates should be active, involved members of their local community, occupation, or community of interest to ensure the best and most pertinent input into the Board and likewise should be responsible and diligent in reporting on Board activities back to their communities.

The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted to the Board by email to Kayla.Wagenfehr@nprb.org, or by regular mail to:
Nominations Committee
North Pacific Research Board
1007 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501

Nominations and self-nominations must include:

  • A brief resume of not more than three pages; and
  • Full contact information including phone number and email address.

Optional but preferred:

  • Up to three letters of reference may be submitted by the deadline.

Please Note:

  • Attendance at panel meetings is critical to NPRB’s success. Nominees and self-nominees are asked to take a close look at their calendars to see if the typical Advisory Panel meeting schedule is compatible with theirs. The Advisory Panel typically meets the third week of April and the second or third week of September every year.
  • Conflict of Interest Policy. The Board and its panels follow conflict of interest procedures (available here) during the proposal selection process, requiring recusals and disclosures on individual proposals. Nominees and self-nominees are strongly encouraged to review the policy before putting their names forward. For more information, contact the Executive Director, Lynn Palensky (Lynn.Palensky@nprb.org).

Please visit the Board’s website at www.nprb.org for more information about the Board and its activities.

NPRB Announces New RFP for Arctic IERP Synthesis and Northern Bering Sea Assessement

NPRB Announces New RFP for Arctic IERP Synthesis and Northern Bering Sea Assessement

NPRB, in partnership with the North Slope Borough/Shell Baseline Studies Program, announces a Request for Proposals offering a total of $2.2 million to support the Synthesis Phase of the Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (IERP) and the Assessment Phase of a future IERP that will continue integrated ecosystem research in the Bering and Chukchi Seas, centered in the Northern Bering Sea.

NPRB will host an informational webinar to introduce the RFP and answer questions from the public. The informational webinar for the IERP Synthesis/Assessment RFP will be on Thursday, October 21 10-11 am AKDT. To join the webinar, follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85665498520?pwd=c1o1OGJVTllQWWZWbzAzdUpMaVdnQT09

LEARN MORE HERE

EXTENDED: NPRB Seeks Nominations for its Advisory Panel by August 10th

New Solicitation for Two Seats on the Advisory Panel
Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Region & Arctic Region

Advisory Panel Announcement

The North Pacific Research Board seeks nominations and self-nominations to fill two seats on its Advisory Panel, one representing the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands region and the second representing the Arctic Region. The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Advisory Panel Info

The Advisory Panel represents stakeholders, user groups, and other interested parties from regions within the Board’s purview: the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea, and the Arctic, and one at-large seat. Appointments are for three-year terms, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. The seats currently vacant represent the Bering Sea/Aleutians and the Arctic Region. Nominees will be considered and appointed by the Board at its September 2021 meeting. The new Advisory Panel members will begin their three-year term in April 2022.

Advisory Panel members advise the Board on accomplishing its overall mission of fielding a high-caliber, comprehensive research program that will: 1) improve our understanding of the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, and Aleutian Islands, and Arctic Ocean ecosystems and their fisheries, and 2) help to sustain and enhance marine resources. For more information see https://www.nprb.org/nprb/about-us/advisory-panel.

The Board believes it is important to incorporate meaningful community involvement throughout its science program, from planning to oversight and review. The Advisory Panel has a significant advice-giving role, with active involvement in setting research priorities and defining questions, as well as highlighting proposals with special stakeholder relevance. To this end, nominations are sought from individuals with practical knowledge and experience in one or more of these large marine ecosystems.

The Advisory Panel meets twice each year in Anchorage (April and September). While there is no pay involved with serving on the Advisory Panel, the Board covers expenses for travel, food, and lodging for members to attend panel meetings, and to attend the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, held in January each year in Anchorage.

The Board will consider the following when deciding on appointments to the Advisory Panel:

Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to be objective in considering research activities and science planning;
Candidates should be of top quality and caliber and be committed to full and active participation for each meeting during their term;
Candidates should be considered because of the experience they bring to the Board rather than their political clout or connection;
Candidates should be active, involved members of their local community, occupation, or community of interest to ensure the best and most pertinent input to the Board and likewise should be responsible and diligent in reporting on Board activities back to their communities.

The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted to the Board by email to Kayla.Wagenfehr@nprb.org, or by regular mail to:
Nominations Committee
North Pacific Research Board
1007 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501

Nominations and self-nominations must include:

A brief resume of not more than three pages; and
Full contact information including phone number and email address.

Optional but preferred:

Up to three letters of reference may be submitted by the deadline.

Please Note:

Attendance at panel meetings is critical to NPRB’s success. Nominees and self-nominees are asked to take a close look at their calendars to see if the typical Advisory Panel meeting schedule is compatible with theirs. The Advisory Panel typically meets the third week of April and the second or third week of September every year.
Conflict of Interest Policy. The Board and its panels follow conflict of interest procedures (available here) during the proposal selection process, requiring recusals and disclosures on individual proposals. Nominees and self-nominees are strongly encouraged to review the policy before putting their names forward. For more information, contact the Executive Director, Lynn Palensky (Lynn.Palensky@nprb.org).

Please visit the Board’s website at www.nprb.org for more information about the Board and its activities.

WHo we are
GENERAL INFO

Established in 2001, NPRB is a marine research organization that supports pressing fishery management issues or marine ecosystem needs.

REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS

More than 600 peer-reviewed publications have been produced through NPRB-funded research. Browse our library and our reports here.

LEADERSHIP

NPRB comprises a 20 member Board, representing Federal, State, and other entitites while receiving advice from Science and Advisory Panels.

PARTNERSHIPS

Looking to partner with NPRB? NPRB welcomes partnerships to co-fund research in areas of common interest and across its programs.

OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

NPRB communicates and engages with a broad and diverse set of Alaskan stakeholders and audiences, from coastal communities to academia.

STAFF

NPRB staff support the Board, Science, and Advisory Panels for funding decisions, science priorities, recommendations, and program management.

Funding Available

The Core Program offers year-round funding with flexible rolling submission options.

SUBMIT YOUR RESEARCH PRIORITIES

NPRB staff begins developing draft research priorities for the Core Program in late July and August. Submit before July 2nd to be considered for the current year’s RFP development. 

Our Programs
INTEGRATED ECOSYSTEM PROGRAMS
SCIENCE FOUNDATION

NPRB maintains scientific programs designed to address pressing fishery management issues and Alaska marine ecosystem information needs.

CORE PROGRAM

NPRB supports a competitive, peer-reviewed annual request for proposal (RFP) process dedicated to marine research in Alaskan waters.

The Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Reserach Program looked at how physical changes in the ocean influence the flow of energy through the marine food web in the Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and western Beaufort Sea from 2017-2021.

OUTREACH PROGRAM

Supporting science communication, engagement, outreach, and education initiatives for all our research programs.

LONG-TERM MONITORING

This program supports new or existing time-series research that enhance the ability to understand the current state of marine ecosystems.

The Bering Sea Project, a partnership between the North Pacific Research Board and the National Science Foundation, sought to understand the impacts of climate change and dynamic sea ice cover on the eastern Bering Sea ecosystem.

INTEGRATED ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH

These are large-scale interdisciplinary ecosystem-based programs, requiring multiple agency coordination, collaboration, and investigation.

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS

NPRB supports next generation scientists, researchers, and resource managers to further their studies in relevant fields of marine science and to our mission.

The Gulf of Alaska Project tested three main hypotheses about the survival and recruitment of five focal groundfish species (Pacific cod, Pacific ocean perch, walleye pollock, arrowtooth flounder, sablefish) during their first year of life.

About NPRB
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