The Institute of Marine Science is the oldest and the largest unit of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Institute is active in research and graduate training at the master's and doctoral levels.
With an academic and research faculty of twenty and approximately fifty graduate students, the Institute of Marine Science conducts marine science studies in the world's oceans, with special emphasis on arctic and Pacific subarctic waters.
IMS research efforts cover a wide range of disciplines, with many projects components of large national and international cooperative programs.
Institute of Marine Science researchers also participate actively in the broad marine science community, serving on a variety of national and international steering committees, boards, panels and advisory committees.