Membership 2017-12-01T16:03:36+00:00

As a member of COL, you will influence and shape the future of ocean science and technology.

  • Amplify your impact on federal policy and investments in ocean research and infrastructure, technology development, and ocean science education.
  • Participate in COL-convened meetings and congressional events that bring our members together with elected officials, federal representatives, and other stakeholders to explore emerging research challenges and opportunities.
  • Receive concise and timely analyses of federal legislation, policy, and funding issues, as well as guidance on how you can influence these.
  • Make your congressional and federal agency visits as effective as possible by strategizing with COL’s policy experts.
  • Exchange experience and advice with other leaders in the ocean community.
  • Guide COL member services and its research and education programs.

More specific benefits vary depending upon the member’s particular interests. For example, our Associate Member category brings together smaller universities focused on undergraduate education, the IOOS Regional Associations, aquaria and marine labs. Click here to request more information on the benefits that meet the specific needs and interests of different subsets of our membership.

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COL Member Full Name State / Province Country SectorEdit Entry
Dauphin Island Sea LabAlabamaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean SciencesAlaskaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
North Pacific Research BoardAlaskaUnited StatesGovernmental
Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)AlaskaUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Alaska SeaLife CenterAlaskaUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Alaska Ocean Observing SystemAlaskaUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Bermuda Institute of Ocean SciencesBermudaBermudaAcademic Research/Education
University of California, San Diego Scripps Institution of OceanographyCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Stanford UniversityCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
U.S. Naval Postgraduate SchoolCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Moss Landing Marine LaboratoriesCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research InstituteCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Bodega Marine LaboratoryCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental SciencesCaliforniaUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Aquarium of the PacificCaliforniaUnited StatesAquaria
Teledyne RD InstrumentsCaliforniaUnited StatesIndustry
Liquid Robotics, Inc.CaliforniaUnited StatesIndustry
L-3 Communications MariPro, Inc.CaliforniaUnited StatesIndustry
EsriCaliforniaUnited StatesIndustry
University of California, Santa BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of California, Santa CruzCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Southern CaliforniaCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Victoria Ocean Networks CanadaCanadaCanadaInternational
Dalhousie UniversityCanadaCanadaInternational
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)ColoradoUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Mystic Aquarium & Insitute for ResearchConnecticutUnited StatesAquaria
Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS)DelawareUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
University of DelawareDelawareUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Nova Southeastern UniversityFloridaUnited StatesEducation
Florida Institute of OceanographyFloridaUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Earth2OceanFloridaUnited StatesEducation
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute of Florida Atlantic University FloridaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Mote Marine LaboratoryFloridaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of FloridaFloridaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmoshperic ScienceFloridaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of South FloridaFloridaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Savannah State UniversityGeorgiaUnited StatesEducation
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography of the University of GeorgiaGeorgiaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and TechnologyHawaiiUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
John G. Shedd AquariumIllinoisUnited StatesAquaria
ASV Global, LLCLouisianaUnited StatesIndustry
Louisiana State UniversityLouisianaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Louisiana Universities Marine ConsortiumLouisianaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of MaineMaineUnited StatesEducation
The IOOS AssociationMaineUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesMaineUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
National AquariumMarylandUnited StatesAquaria
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LabMarylandUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Severn Marine Technologies, LLCMarylandUnited StatesIndustry
University of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceMarylandUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMassachusettsUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Massachusetts, DartmouthMassachusettsUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionMassachusettsUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of MississippiMississippiUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Southern MississippiMississippiUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of New HampshireNew HampshireUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Monmouth University Urban Coast InstituteNew JerseyUnited StatesEducation
Rutgers UniversityNew JerseyUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
IEEE Oceanic Engineering SocietyNew YorkUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryNew YorkUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Stony Brook UniversityNew YorkUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
North Carolina State UniversityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesEducation
East Carolina UniversityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesEducation
Duke UniversityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillNorth CarolinaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of North Carolina, WilmingtonNorth CarolinaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Oregon State UniversityOregonUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Pennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvaniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Rhode IslandRhode IslandUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
South Carolina Sea Grant ConsortiumSouth CarolinaUnited StatesEducation
University of South CarolinaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)TasmaniaAustraliaInternational
Eastman Chemical CompanyTennesseeUnited StatesIndustry
Sonardyne, Inc.TexasUnited StatesIndustry
Shell Exploration & Production Company TexasUnited StatesIndustry
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico StudiesTexasUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Texas A&M UniversityTexasUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Texas at AustinTexasUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
U.S. Arctic Research CommissionVirginiaUnited StatesGovernmental
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)VirginiaUnited StatesPolicy
Teledyne CARISVirginiaUnited StatesIndustry
College of William & Mary Virginia Institute of Marine ScienceVirginiaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Old Dominion UniversityVirginiaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Sea-Bird ScientificWashingtonUnited StatesIndustry
Vulcan, IncorpoatedWashingtonUnited StatesIndustry
University of WashingtonWashingtonUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA)Washington, D.C.United StatesPolicy
National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)Washington, D.C.United StatesPolicy
Marine Technology Society (MTS)Washington, D.C.United StatesMarine Research / Technology
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Freshwater SciencesWisconsinUnited StatesEducation
COL Member Full Name State / Province Country SectorEdit Entry