Science Night 2016

Please join us for our annual Science Night on Thursday, December 8. Presentations by scientists conducting research into areas of council interest are highlighted.

Schedule:

Doors open and complimentary hors d’oeuvres served at 4:30pm.

5:15pm
“Lingering Oil in Prince William Sound: What we know, past and present”
Presenter: Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA Auke Bay Laboratories

5:45pm
“Mom Knows Best: Family Specific Patterns Among Killer Whales in Prince William Sound”
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Now hiring in Anchorage: Bookkeeper

The council is seeking a part-time bookkeeper. This person will be responsible for assisting with the organizing, auditing, and recording of financial transactions, including vendor and contractor invoices, travel claims, and payroll transactions in accordance with the council’s policies and internal controls. Position based in Anchorage, Alaska.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit our Employment Page.

Funds available for educational projects related to our mission

High school students on an expedition co-funded by this program in 2015 visited Valdez and met with our staff members to learn about the council and improvements in safe oil transportation since 1989.

High school students on an expedition co-funded by this program in 2015 visited Valdez and met with our staff members to learn about the council and improvements in safe oil transportation since 1989.

The council works to educate Exxon Valdez region youth about the environmentally safe operation of the Alyeska terminal and associated tankers. Working with area youth is vital to fight complacency that can arise if new generations of citizens are not continually reminded of the need for ongoing oil spill prevention.

To support this effort, the council is inviting proposals for facilitating learning experiences with Exxon Valdez oil spill region youth.

Update: The deadline for proposals has passed. There are two deadlines each year to submit proposals for funding. Please contact the council’s Outreach Coordinator Lisa Matlock at 907.273.6235 for the next deadline. You may also subscribe to our email list for new Requests for Proposals to receive notifications when new requests for proposals such as the Youth Involvement project are issued by the council.

 

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Marine Firefighting Symposium coming to Homer in May 2017

Firefighters participate in a simulated vessel fire exercise during the 2015 Marine Firefighting Symposium at the Valdez harbor. Photo by Zac Schasteen.

Firefighters participated in a simulated vessel fire exercise during the 2015 Marine Firefighting Symposium at the Valdez harbor. Photo by Zac Schasteen.

The council will host the ninth Marine Firefighting Symposium for Land-Based Firefighters on May 12-14, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. This three-day conference is an industry recognized effort to provide the best available marine firefighting information and practices to shore-based firefighters, using both classroom and field experiences.

The council is pleased to have its nationally renowned training cadre of John Lewis, John Taylor, Don Ryan and Ron Raschio, led by Jeff Johnson, returning to the Symposium. Several of these instructors provided input and material for the land-based shipboard firefighting manual produced by the International Fire Service Training Association. Firefighters and industry participants consistently provide positive comments on the events. The council is able to offer this training at no cost for participants.

More information: Marine Firefighting Symposium 2017