The Commission's FY19 Research Grant Program focuses on "Impacts of a changing ocean on marine mammals of importance to Alaska Natives”. Maintaining marine mammals as functioning elements of healthy ecosystems and as resources for subsistence needs of Alaska Native communities, requires understanding the role of marine mammals in the ecosystem and how they may be impacted by ongoing changes in the environment. Access to accurate and precise information is imperative for sound decision-making, and can be facilitated by co-production of knowledge between scientists and Alaska Native communities. For additional details please visit our website.