National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

About / Contacts

About / Contacts

SOAR synthesis work leverages the interdisciplinary biological and oceanographic research in the Pacific Arctic Region that has been conducted by BOEM, other federal agencies (e.g. NOAA, USGS, NSF), and the oil and gas industry. This helps BOEM evaluate whether and how federal actions associated with oil and gas development may affect protected species and the marine environment on which they depend.

The SOAR project aims to create a platform for collaboration among scientists and Alaska Arctic residents. SOAR has the overarching goal of using available data, analytical and modelling approaches to identify and test hypotheses that cross scientific disciplines. The geographic area is the Pacific Arctic, including the northern Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas, with time frames extending from days to decades.

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact the PIs or the coordinator.

Principal Investigators:

Sue Moore, NOAA/Fisheries-ST7

Phyllis Stabeno, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory


Thomas Van Pelt, University of Washington / Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies

Phone and E-mail:


EcoFOCI Project Office
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115