Outer Continental Shelf Program

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This is a nation-wide collaborative program, supported by the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area, through which USGS and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management staff address priority research needs identified by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.  On this page, we highlight research taking place in Alaska as part of this program.

Return to Ecosystems >> Collaborative Science for Priority Information Needs

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management priorities change annually through this program and results of past studies can be found under Data and Tools and Publications on this page. 

For 2020-2022, the USGS Alaska Science Center is focusing on the following science needs identified by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Alaska and Pacific Regions: 

  • Impact of marine fish communities on red-throated loon population trend on the North Slope of Alaska 
  • Monitoring recovery of seabirds and forage fish to the Pacific Marine Heatwave in Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska 
  • GPS tagging of seabirds to obtain areas of foraging aggregations and forage fish schools in Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska  
  • Over water migration movements of Pacific black brant geese