National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Our Mission

We study the ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea and U.S. Arctic to improve understanding of ecosystem dynamics and we apply that understanding to the management of living marine resources. EcoFOCI scientists integrate field, laboratory and modeling studies to determine how varying biological and physical factors influence large marine ecosystems within Alaskan waters.

EcoFOCI is a joint research program between the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (NOAA/ NMFS/ AFSC) and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (NOAA/ OAR/ PMEL).

What's Happening

August 11, 2022
A group photo of  six scientists wearing orange full body flight suits, boots and some in beanies smiling in front of a blue and white NOAA plane with two propellers.

The team of NOAA and University of Washington Cooperative Institute scientists during the first flight mission over Alaskan waters to conduct renewed research on Arctic ocean heat flows.

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