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Seeking Nominations for Advisory Panel Seats for Bering Sea and Arctic Regions

Nov 17, 2022 | Headlines | 0 comments

The North Pacific Research Board seeks applications to fill two seats on its Advisory Panel. One designated seat will represent the Arctic Region and one designated seat will represent the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Region. 

The deadline for receipt of application materials is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

The mission of the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) is to develop a comprehensive science program that will further our understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean ecosystems, inform effective management of fisheries, and help to sustain and enhance marine resources.

The NPRB Advisory Panel represents stakeholders, user groups, Alaska Native communities, and other interested groups and communities from the Pacific Arctic, Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska. The NPRB Advisory Panel advises the Board in achieving its overall mission to improve understanding of marine ecosystems and to inform sustainable fisheries management. NPRB Advisory Panel input shapes research and outreach programs, including identifying research priorities, advising programmatic development, evaluating communications and outreach efforts, and reviewing proposals received by the Board.

The Board is committed to incorporating 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 defining research questions and highlighting proposals with stakeholder relevance. To this end, nominations are sought from individuals with practical knowledge and experience specific to one or more of the large marine ecosystems in Alaska.

For more information, please refer to: https://nprb.org/nprb-leadership/

Appointments are for three-year terms, with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

The Advisory Panel meets twice each year for 2-3 days in Anchorage (April and September). While no pay is provided, the Board covers all expenses for travel, food, and lodging for non-federal panel 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 attributes when making appointments to the Advisory Panel:

  • Candidates should be active, involved members of their community and/or industry to ensure the best and most relevant input into the Board.
  • Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to be objective in considering research activities and science planning.
  • Candidates should be committed to full and active participation at each meeting.
  • Candidates will be considered for their experience, rather than political clout or connection.
  • Candidates should be responsible and diligent in reporting on Board activities to their communities and facilitating engagement.
  • Candidates who reside in or maintain close connections to communities in the region are preferred.

The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Nominations and self-nominations may be submitted by email to Matthew.Baker@nprb.org.

Nominations/Self-nominations must include:

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

Applicants will be considered and appointed by the Board at its May 2023 meeting. The new Advisory Panel members will begin their three-year term in September 2023.  The first meeting for this position would be in Anchorage on September 12-14, 2023.

Please note:

  • Attendance at panel meetings is critical to NPRB’s success. Applicants are asked to review the typical NPRB Advisory Panel meeting schedule to confirm it is compatible. The Advisory Panel typically meets the third week of April and the second or third week of September each year.
  • Conflict of Interest Policy. The Board and its panels follow conflict of interest procedures during the proposal selection process, requiring recusals and disclosures on individual proposals. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the policy before putting their names forward.

For more information contact NPRB Science Director, Matthew.Baker@nprb.org or NPRB Executive Director, Lynn.Palensky@nprb.org. Please also visit the website at www.nprb.org for more information about the Board and its activities

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

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