Marine Research & Education
Seward is home to some of the top minds and resources when it comes to marine research with facilities like:
- Alaska SeaLife Center
- University of Alaska Fairbanks’ (UAF) Seward Marine Center
- Alaska Vocational and Technical Center
- Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute
- The Seward Marine Center is also the home port for the 261-foot, global class, ice-capable R/V Sikuliaq.
Operated by UAF’s College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, the Sikuliaq is part of the United States academic research fleet and has been supporting global oceanographic research and science operations since 2014.
The Seward Marine Center also offers the R/V Nanuq, a state-of-the-art, 40-foot near-coastal research vessel designed to support oceanographic and marine biology research. The vessel can be reserved and utilized by academic and research organizations.