Participating Institutions

United States of America

Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.
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Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
From humble beginnings in the 1940s, 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.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography
The Scripps mission is to seek, teach, and communicate scientific understanding of the oceans, atmosphere, Earth, and other planets for the benefit of society and the environment. 
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 professional education in the global oceans sector.
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Ocean University of China (Participation: 2014 to 2018)
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).


IFREMER (Participation: 2014 to 2018)
IFREMER, through its research work and expert advice, contributes to the knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to the monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the sustainable development of marine activities. To these ends, IFREMER manages oceanographic databases and conceives and operates tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring.
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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.
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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.
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