SMC Shore Facilities

The K.M. Rae Marine Education Building

The K.M. Rae Marine Education Building, located at 125 Third Avenue, houses the offices of UAF graduate students working in Seward and is also used for classes, meetings and community events. A Tandberg 6000 MXP videoconferencing system is used for viewing classes or meetings at distant locations.

The K.M. Rae Building’s large reception area and adjacent auditorium can accommodate groups up to 100 people. A small kitchenette with refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffee makers is available.

The K.M. Rae Building is often rented for use by non-UAF organizations and private groups for a small fee. Please schedule use of the K.M. Rae building by submitting the Rae Building request form.

For more information, please call the Seward Marine Center at (907) 224-5261.


 The SMC warehouse

The SMC warehouse   is located at 201 Railway Avenue.  The warehouse provides a staging area and storage space for scientists before and after their research cruises.  There are a walk-in freezer, a wood shop, and a variety of tools and oceanographic sampling equipment available for use by visitors.

The Seward Marine Center administrative offices are located at 201 Third Avenue.  This building also holds offices for R/V Sikuliaq crew when they are in port and meeting rooms.


The Orca Building

The Seward Marine Center administrative offices are located in the Orca Building at 201 Third Avenue.  This building also holds meeting rooms and offices for R/V Sikuliaq crew when they are in port.


 

The D.W. Hood laboratory

The D.W. Hood laboratory provides both wet and dry laboratory space.   The large wet laboratory is equipped with a running sea water system, a variety of sizes of tanks and aquaria, and lights controlled by timers for the ability to simulate natural photoperiods. The untreated sea water, taken from a pipe extending 137 meters out into Resurrection Bay and drawing from a depth of 75 meters, is monitored daily for temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen. Two seawater pumps are each capable of pumping 150 gallons of water per minute. Water outflow is treated with a Chem-Free Ozone water treatment system before returning to Resurrection Bay, in accordance with permitting agency regulations for holding non-resident species in the lab. There is an adjacent prep room for processing samples or preparing animal feed, and two walk-in temperature controlled rooms. 

Two separate dry laboratories each include over 48 linear feet of bench space, a fume hood, and two sinks.  A variety of scientific equipment is available for use.

There are four furnished offices and wireless internet access through the building.

For more information, please call the Seward Marine Center at (907) 224-5261.

 

 For further information or to request use of any of the facilities at the Seward Marine Center, please contact the Seward Marine Center at (907) 224-5261, or Phyllis Shoemaker, Lab Manager, at pashoemaker@alaska.edu (907) 224-4312.

Department Emergency Action Plan

University policy requires specific and immediate action in the event of an injury or emergency. Procedures for our facilities are specified in our Department Emergency Action Plan.

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