Science and Research
Katmai National Park presents a unique opportunity for researchers. With a wilderness over twice the size of Yellowstone comprised of complex and abundant ecosystems, Katmai offers a wealth of ecological data for everything from the habits of brown bears to the adaptations of tundra plants. With a kaleidoscope of dramatic formations and volcanic marvels, it is a geologist’s paradise. With over 9,000 years of human history and some of the densest archeological units in the park service, Katmai is a bounty for cultural research. Katmai offers a library of knowledge for understanding the world around us, if we only have the tools to translate it.
This collaborative research project is studying the the links between intertidal invertebrates, coastal brown bears, and people.
Southwest Alaska Network
The SWAN program is one of 32 National Park Service inventory and monitoring networks across the country.
Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center
The OASLC is dedicated to understanding and preserving the marine ecosystems of Alaska's National Parks through research and education.
Katmai's acoustic environment is recorded and studied by the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division. Learn more about this research here.
Alaska Park Science
Alaska Park Science is a semi-annual journal that shares what we are learning in Alaska's national parks.
Browse articles related to Katmai from Alaska Park Science.
Find instructions on applying for a research permit.
Alaska Sealife Center
The Alaska SeaLife Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems.
Alaska Volcano Observatory
The Alaska Volcano Observatory monitors and studies Alaska's active volcanoes, including over ten active volcanoes in Katmai.
Partners in Science:
Katmai's diverse landscape and ecosystems are studied by an equally diverse group of agencies and partners. Please visit these websites for more information.
Alaska Park Science: Alaska Park Science is a semi-annual journal that shares what we are learning in Alaska's national parks through the study of their vital cultural and natural resources. Browse Alaska Park Science articles about Katmai.
Alaska Sealife Center: The Alaska SeaLife Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems.
Alaska Volcano Observatory: Over a dozen active volcanoes are found within Katmai’s borders. The Alaska Volcano Observatory uses federal, state, and university resources to monitor and study Alaska's hazardous volcanoes, to predict and record eruptive activity, and to mitigate volcanic hazards to life and property.
Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center: 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.
Research Permits: Find instructions on applying for a research permit.
Sea Star Wasting Disease
Many populations of sea stars along the Pacific Coast are being affected by a widespread outbreak of a wasting disease. Why is this important? Why should you care?
Last updated: September 29, 2017