Participate in a NOAA Fisheries Research Survey in Alaska (deadline April 15)

flyer for NOAA AFSC summer research cruise

The Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) will be conducting its summer acoustic-trawl research survey ( in the Gulf of Alaska from late May through mid-August. There are a number of student volunteer positions available on each 3-week survey leg (see below).  The volunteers will be active participants in fish sampling while on the survey.  Cruise research activities will include bottom and midwater trawl sampling for fishes and invertebrates, underwater camera deployments, acoustics data processing, and estimating fish abundance using the acoustics and trawl data.

Ideal candidates are Juniors and Seniors that have taken Biology of Fishes (FISH 311) and have at-sea experience, but all interested students are encouraged to apply.

All travel costs, housing, and meals will be covered while on the survey.  The cruise will start and end in Kodiak, AK.

Cruise dates (including 1-2 travel days):

  • Leg 1:   28 May – 21 June
  • Leg 2:   22 June – 16 July
  • Leg 3:   17 July – 9 Aug

Emergency at Sea training and a tuberculosis test will be required for survey participation.

All required cruise training will be provided in Seattle prior to departure for the survey.

Inquiries  and applications (cover letter outlining interest and a CV/resume by April 15) send to:  Dr. Chris Wilson —, Alaska Fisheries Science Center