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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NPS Education Efforts in Alaska

The OASLC conducts teacher workshops and village outreach in marine science education.

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FY 17-18 Request for Proposals

OASLC is accepting proposals for outreach, education, and research projects in Alaska coastal parks

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Arctic Impressions

Take a virtual tour of Alaska's Arctic coastline.

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OASLC Strategic Plan

The OASLC Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2016-2020 specifies goals, objectives and five-year targets for accountability.

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OASLC Videos

The OASLC contributes their time and expertise in creating videos for our partners and partner parks.

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OASLC Resource Briefs

The OASLC staff collaborates with park staff and I&M networks in producing resource briefs.