PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS

United States of America

Duke University
Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.
Learn more: duke.edu

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
From humble beginnings in the 1940′s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the leading academic oceanographic and atmospheric research institutions in the world. The School’s basic and applied research interests encompass virtually all marine-related sciences.
Learn more: rsmas.miami.edu

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society.
Learn more: www.whoi.edu

United Kingdom

National Oceanography Center
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) undertakes integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to the deep ocean. Working with our partners we provide long-term marine science capability including: major facilities; sustained ocean observing, mapping and survey; data management, and scientific advice.
Learn more: noc.ac.uk

Scottish Association for Marine Sciences
SAMS delivers research and education that aim to improve our understanding and sustainable use of the marine environment. It is a learned society that is among the oldest oceanographic organisations in the world. It employs c 160 staff at its Scottish Marine Institute by Oban, and has two subsidiaries: the European Centre for Marine Biotechnology and SRSL (SAMS Research Services Limited).
Learn more: www.sams.ac.uk

Oxford University
The University is a truly international institution with over a third of the student body from around the world. The reach and footprint of the teaching and research programs is global; the presence of Oxford is felt in every region of the world.
Learn more: www.ox.ac.uk

University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is one of the great centres of research, knowledge and innovation. Our pioneering reputation attracts students, experts and partners from around the world. Through our research, teaching and collaborations we seek to be life changing and world shaping.
Learn more: www.liv.ac.uk

Canada

Bedford Institute of Oceanography (DFO)
BIO was established in 1962 by the Federal Government of Canada and is located on the shores of the Bedford Basin in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Over the last 50 years it has grown to become Canada’s largest centre for ocean research.
Learn more: www.bio.gc.ca

Memorial University
The Marine Institute of Memorial University is one of the world’s most respected centres for marine education and applied research. Specialized programs and individualized learning are a strong basis for a professional education in the global oceans sector.
Learn more: www.mun.ca

China

Ocean University of China
Ocean University of China (OUC) is a comprehensive university with particular strengths in oceanography and fisheries science. OUC offers courses in Science, Engineering, Agronomy (Fisheries), Pharmaceutics, Economics, Management, Liberal Arts, Law, Education, History, and Art. OUC has been approved as one of the national key universities included in the list of “Project 985” (for China’s top 40 universities) and “Project 211” (for China’s top 100 universities).

France

IFREMER
IFREMER, through its research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the sustainable development of marine activities. To these ends, IFREMER conceives and operates tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring, and manage the oceanographic databases.
Learn more: wwz.ifremer.fr

Germany

IFM-GEOMAR
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is one of the world’s leading institutes in the field of marine sciences. The institute investigates the chemical, physical, biological and geological processes of the seafloor, oceans and ocean margins and their interactions with the atmosphere. With this broad spectrum GEOMAR is unique in Germany. Additionally, the institute has successfully bridged the gap between basic and applied science in a number of research areas.
Learn more: www.geomar.de/zentrum

Netherlands

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, NIOZ, is the national oceanographic institution for the Netherlands. Our mission is to gain and communicate scientific knowledge on seas and oceans for the understanding and sustainability of our planet. To this end, NIOZ facilitates and supports fundamental as well as applied marine research and education in the Netherlands and Europe.
Learn more: www.nioz.nl

BIO was established in 1962 by the Federal Government of Canada and is located on the shores of the Bedford Basin in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Over the last 50 years it has grown to become Canada’s largest centre for ocean research.

North Atlantic Virtual Institute

The North Atlantic Ocean is a pivot of our climate system. It is here that warm tropical waters encounter cold Arctic waters. It is here that heat absorbed in the tropics is given up by ocean to warm the atmosphere. It is here that a large amount of carbon dioxide is taken out of the atmosphere and mixed deep into the ocean. It is here that light, warm waters are transformed into dense, cold waters that fill the deep oceans around the planet as part of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).

Understanding how the North Atlantic is changing and how this, in turn, impacts our climate is a major scientific challenge – and one that can be addressed only through the collaborative work of many scientific teams around the world. NAVIS, a virtual institute, acts as hub for the exchange of knowledge amongst these science teams across international boundaries, across disciplines and methodologies. Its overarching goal is to advance scientific understanding of this key component of our climate system by fostering interaction, exchange, collaboration and education. It also acts as a portal for the dissemination of science to the broader community interested and potentially affected by the North Atlantic and its variability.
Learn more: http://navinstitute.org