Our Mission

The Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center (OASLC) is dedicated to understanding and preserving the marine ecosystem that connects Alaska's National Parks through research and education.  

The OASLC works with diverse partners to achieve this mission and is part of a national effort to increase the amount of scientific research in the national parks, and thus the effectiveness of science-informed decision making, and to make that science available to the public.


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OASLC Funding Call

The OASLC is seeking proposals to fund projects that highlight marine-influenced resources in Alaska's coastal parks.

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A Tour of the Arctic Coast

In this exhibit, explore the amazing photos from the Arctic coastline and learn more about this type of environment.

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Marine Debris

Even the remote coastlines of Alaska's national parks are not immune from marine debris. A large-scale cleanup effort was completed in 2015.

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