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 marine research and teaching organization focusing on marine and freshwater fisheries, oceanography, marine biology, seafood technology and community outreach.

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

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

We search for knowledge throughout the world’s oceans, but focus in and around Alaska, on our oceans, bays and estuaries, and on 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 Alaskans’ needs as they face an increasingly uncertain and changeable future.