NPRB maintains an office in Anchorage, AK located on 1007 West 3rd Ave, Suite 100. For general inquiries use the form above or use our general firstname.lastname@example.org email to get in touch. Connect with our social media channels to stay informed with current NPRB news and events.
1007 West 3rd Ave, Suite 100,
Anchorage, AK 99577
For General Questions:
Frequently Asked Questions
The NPRB staff provides support to the Board, panels and principal investigators engaged in research. As such, we receive many questions about operations, funding, etc. We have compiled a list below that may be of help.
IS NPRB A FEDERAL ENTITY?
Congress created the North Pacific Research Board under Title IV of H.R. 2107, and President Clinton signed it into law on November 14, 1997 as P.L. 105-83 and codified as 43 U.S.C. 1474d. Funds are distributed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in two-year grants to NPRB. However, NPRB remains a semi-quasi federal institutionality.
WHO SERVES ON THE BOARD?
The Board is composed of 20 members, ten of whom are ex-officio representatives with no official term length. Nine seats are held by members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce from nominations provided by the governors of Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. The final seat is appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to represent fishing interests.
HOW ARE NORTH PACIFIC MARINE ECOSYSTEMS DEFINED?
NPRB has defined the North Pacific marine ecosystems in its most recent Science Plan. These include the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, and the processes in the North Pacific and Arctic Ocean basins.
Do You Fund International Research?
Most of our programs fund international research. Only the Graduate Student Awards have funding restrictions only to those applying from U.S. accredited universities or colleges.
Are NPRB Meetings Open to the Public?
Our Science and Advisory Panel meetings are not open to the public. However, our Board meetings are. An on-line agenda is posted a week before each Board meeting that discloses the sessions that are open and closed-door sessions.
Where Can I find Information about Past Projects?
NPRB is developing a Project Search tool that compiles research from all our programs. Search geographically, keyword, or by research priority. Stay tuned as we release more details about this exiting addition to the website.
Each NPRB research program has its own defined Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The Core Program, Graduate Student Research Awards, and Outreach Programs issue a new RFP annually. Visit each program page for more details.
NPRB has several ways stakeholders can get involved. We are always in need of quality peer reviewers to review proposals, scientists and professionals who want to serve on our Science and Advisory Panels, and those who would like to volunteer for the Alaska Marine Science Symposium (AMSS). AMSS is NPRB’s largest public event held annually each January.
Looking for Alaska Marine Science Symposium?
Go to www.alaskamarinescience.org for details.