The Gulf of Alaska Project conducts fieldwork in spring, summer and fall. Spring cruises occur April-May, summer cruises occur July-August, and fall cruises occur September-October. Full field seasons are planned in 2011 and 2013. A pilot study was conducted in Southeast Alaska in 2010, and minimal sampling will likely occur in Southeast Alaska in 2012 using funds provided by NOAA. The 2013 cruises have not yet been scheduled, but will be similar to 2011.