Dean's Message

S. Bradley MoranS. Bradley Moran, Dean

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a world-class research and teaching organization focusing on marine and freshwater fisheries, oceanography, marine biology, and community outreach.

As our university's marine science institution, we are uniquely positioned to help the citizens of Alaska understand our varied and changing marine and freshwater ecosystems and the coastal resources on which so many depend.

We seek and share knowledge of local and global aquatic systems through pioneering scientific research and discovery as well as the exchange and preservation of existing and traditional knowledge.

Our work takes us throughout the world’s oceans, but we focus in and around Alaska: our oceans, bays and estuaries, and our freshwater systems, from the Gulf of Alaska to the Arctic Ocean. Our pursuit of knowledge includes the study of our coastal communities, our living and non-living resources and the ecosystems within which they occur.

Alaska’s people are uniquely dependent on our coasts and rivers. At the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, we are charged with creating and exchanging knowledge that serves the needs of Alaskans as they face an increasingly uncertain and changeable future.