Science Night returned this year, better than ever! This annual event, hosted by the Prince William Regional Citizens Advisory Council, focuses on research related to the safe transportation of oil through Prince William Sound.
On December 5, the Council hosted Science Night, an evening to hear about the latest research affecting the safe transportation of oil through Prince William Sound. This annual event is an initiative of the Council’s Scientific Advisory Committee. SAC, as it’s known, ensures Council projects are based on the best scientific practices available.
The Council had some great presentations at our recent Science Night! See the list below for the presenter’s slides.
- “Canine Detection of Spilled Oil” by Scott Pegau, PWSSC
- “We Are Watching: A long-term monitoring program in the northern Gulf of Alaska” by Mandy Lindeberg, Auke Bay Laboratories
- “PWS Subsistence Survey” by James (Jim) Fall, AK Dept. of Fish & Game
- “Seabird Habitat Restoration: A case study in predation reduction” by Sam Stark, Graduate Student OSU
- “A Low Angle View: Making sense of Cook Inlet’s complex rock platform and reef habitats” by Susan Saupe, CIRCAC
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The council held our annual Science Night on Thursday, December 8. Presentations by scientists conducting research into areas of council interest are highlighted. This post has been updated with links to presentations. See below.
“Lingering Oil in Prince William Sound: What we know, past and present”
Presenter: Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA Auke Bay Laboratories
“Mom Knows Best: Family Specific Patterns Among Killer Whales in Prince William Sound”
Presenter: Dan Olsen, North Gulf Oceanic Society
“Regional Weather Forecast Modeling”
Presenter: Peter Olsson, Alaska Experimental Forecast Facility
“Are you a ShoreZone user? A brief introduction to the Alaska ShoreZone Program”
Presenter: Mandy Lindeberg, Auke Bay Laboratories
“Zooplankton: Big Talk about Tiny Critters”
Presenter: Caitlin McKinstry, Prince William Sound Science Center