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Research and Project Support Charters

Researchers aboard the Northern Song maintain a visual location and monitor movement and behavior of the tagged whale. NOAA research permit #14122 copyright 2013 Gina Ruttle/Whalegeek

Researchers aboard the Northern Song maintain a visual location and monitor movement and behavior of the tagged whale. NOAA research permit #14122 copyright 2013 Gina Ruttle/Whalegeek

Looking for experienced logistical support for your research project?

Alaska Sea Adventures has considerable experience in meeting the specialized needs of researchers. Over the course of the last decade, we have worked with teams from multiple governmental and non-governmental organizations on projects ranging from prey surveys and wildlife tagging and tracking to geological surveys and recording of ancient rock art. A selection of the organizations and universities that have utilized Alaska Sea Adventures for their research charter:

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Geological Association of Canada (GAC)
  • Ari at work programing a DTAG. NOAA research permit #14122 copyright 2013 Gina Ruttle/Whalegeek

    Ari at work programing a DTAG. NOAA research permit #14122 copyright 2013 Gina Ruttle/Whalegeek

    Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG)

  • United States Forest Service (USFS)
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Alaska
  • Duke University
  • University of British Columbia
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

The comfortable and spacious Northern Song serves as an excellent mobile logistics base for research, and our two inflatable skiffs provide ideal access in these waters. Up to 6-8 researchers can be accommodated at one time, and we are flexible on project duration. Let us know how we can help facilitate your project!

Interested in sponsoring a research project?

Most marine research programs rely on discretionary state and federal grant funding, or limited organization and department budgets, and many of these programs are considerably underfunded. Indeed, as funding for critical marine research continues to be cut, some projects have become entirely dependent on the acquisition of alternative funding.

Lowering the 'tow fin', which is the transducer portion of the acoustic survey computer. NOAA research permit #14122 copyright 2013 Gina Ruttle/Whalegeek

Lowering the ‘tow fin’, which is the transducer portion of the acoustic survey computer. NOAA research permit #14122 copyright 2013 Gina Ruttle/Whalegeek

ASA is dedicated to promoting a comprehensive understanding of Alaska’s remarkable ecology. The knowledge gained from marine studies provides the foundation for development of adequate preservation policies, helping to ensure the long-term health of imperiled wildlife populations. Through our close association with conservation organizations and researchers, ASA is working to provide unique opportunities for interested parties to help fund, and potentially assist with, this important work.

Most research projects involve 1 to 2 weeks of field time, usually aboard the Northern Song. Contributors live with the researchers for the duration of their stay, and may have the option to participate in their projects. This is an unmatched opportunity to see and experience field science firsthand, while helping to protect vital marine populations.

Several vital marine mammal projects are currently awaiting funding. The amount required to sponsor a project ranges from $20,000 – $50,000. The major portion of your contribution can be managed as a tax deductible donation.

Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring any of our research partner’s projects, or if you would like more information about this important initiative.

Researchers tagging humpback whales under permit.

Researchers tagging humpback whales under permit.

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