Cook Inlet Navigator E-News

In this month’s issue, CIRCAC recognized for outstanding public service and supports research to learn more about oil behavior and marine snow.

Little Boat on a Big Adventure

When students from Oregon and Japan began working on a joint project called MiniBoats, the idea was to learn about ocean currents and how the unmanned boats would fare on the open sea. Groups of students from Oregon and Japan each launched five fiberglass sailboats from each coast to begin a 4,500 mile trek across » Learn More

CIRCAC project assessing pipeline risk

CIRCAC project assessing pipeline risk Click here to go directly to this story within the full PDF version of this issue, with any maps, photos or other artwork that appears in some of the articles. Email it to an associate. The citizens group wants to evaluate the structural integrity of aging oil and fuel gas lines in and around » Learn More


April 19, 2018—Kenai, Alaska—Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) has selected two deserving students from the Kenai Peninsula to receive 2018 Scholarships to help them pursue their goals. Now in its fourth year, CIRCAC’s Scholarship Program has to date awarded $20,000 to encourage aspiring Cook Inlet students in environmental, maritime and technical studies to » Learn More

CIRCAC releases 2017 Annual Report

25 Years in the Inlet

Created by Congress under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, CIRCAC serves as a formal mechanism for public participation in the oversight of Cook Inlet’s oil industry. We have developed a reputation for unbiased research and monitoring. We have an established track record of building strong partnerships to advance projects and initiatives, many of which » Learn More

CIRCAC recertified for 26th consecutive year

For the 26th straight year, the US Coast Guard has recertified Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council without exception. Recertification approves the organization’s operations to August 2018, and is a testament to CIRCAC’s effectiveness as a citizens’ representative. This year, the process was open to public comment. To view the comments, recertification packet and letter » Learn More

Become a certified member of CIRCAC

Our members help us achieve our goals of being a leader in improving our understanding and protection of Cook Inlet. Among our top priorities is making Cook Inlet data and information accessible and collecting and integrating biological and chemical environmental data in a sustained manner. Current projects include conducting a comprehensive risk assessment for oil » Learn More

CIRCAC announces 2017 scholarship awards

$5,000 awarded for environmental sciences and maritime studies April 24, 2017—Kenai—The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) is pleased to announce this year’s CIRCAC Memorial Scholarship recipients to students focused on pursuing coursework in environmental sciences or maritime studies. Receiving the $2,500 James Carter Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Sciences is Michaela Zurflueh from Kodiak » Learn More

CIRCAC welcomes Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council

CIRCAC is happy to welcome a new certified Tourism Group member to the organization–the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council. The KPTMC promotes the Kenai Peninsula as Alaska’s playground and provides travel information, activities, places to stay, calendar of events and other useful tools through its robust website. You can learn more about our newest certified » Learn More