Affiliates

Center for Ocean Leadership (COL) affiliates include academia, non-profit groups, industry, aquaria, and philanthropic organizations. All US-based organizations focused on ocean science, education, and technology are invited to join our affiliate network. Benefits of affiliation include: 

  • Facilitated access to an expanded network of ocean institutions
  • Curated information about events, opportunities, and issues
  • Coordinated communication of ocean science community priorities
  • Coordinated ocean education and workforce development activities
  • Connection to UCAR education, research, and data programs

There are currently no affiliation fees or dues. Affiliated institutions elect members of the COL Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC). Input from affiliated institutions and guidance from the SAC will shape the future direction of COL including new initiatives in service to the ocean science community, information needs of community members that COL can provide, opportunities to connect with new partners in ocean science, and to raise the profile of the ocean science community to policymakers and the public. 

To join COL, please complete the COL Affiliate Form.  In addition to affirming affiliation for your institution you will be asked to list at least one point of contact and identify the voting representative for your institution. Your organization will then be included in all future COL communications.

COL Affiliate Form


Affiliates

  • Boston University Marine Program
  • California State University, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • College of William & Mary, Virginia Inst of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Duke University Marine Laboratory
  • East Carolina University
  • Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
  • Louisiana State University
  • Monmouth University, Urban Coast Institute
  • North Carolina State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rutgers University
  • Savannah State University
  • Sea Education Association
  • Stanford University
  • Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
  • Texas State University
  • U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography 
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa, SOEST
  • University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences
  • University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Sciences (UMCES)
  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Science
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Florida, College of Marine Science
  • University of South Florida, Florida Institute of Oceanography 
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences
  • University of Washington, College of the Environment
  • University of Washington, School of Oceanography
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science

  • Alaska SeaLife Center
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Aspen Institute Ocean Program and Energy & Environment Program
  • Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Healthy Ocean Coalition
  • MERROW Foundation
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Ocean Exploration Trust
  • Ocean First Institute
  • Schmidt Ocean Institute
  • Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions
  • The Ocean Conservancy
  • The Ocean Foundation 
  • Waitt Institute
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  • Enginuity Inc.
  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)
  • Exocetus 
  • Fugro
  • Liquid Robotics, Inc.
  • Lynker
  • Sea-Bird Scientific
  • Severn Marine Technologies, LLC
  • Shell Renewable and Energy Solutions
  • ThayerMahan
  • Vulcan, Inc.

  • Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS)
  • Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)
  • Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System (CARICOOS)
  • Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS)
  • Earth2Ocean
  • Great Lakes Observing System Regional Association
  • Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS)
  • Hawaii Sea Grant College Program
  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
  • IOOS Association
  • Marine Technology Society
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS)
  • North Pacific Research Board
  • Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)
  • Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS)
  • Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)