Membership 2018-01-19T14:44:37+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 Shortened Name State / Province Country Sector
Alaska Ocean Observing SystemAlaskaUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Alaska SeaLife CenterAlaskaUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Aquarium of the PacificCaliforniaUnited StatesAquaria
ARCUSAlaskaUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
ASV Global, LLCLouisianaUnited StatesIndustry
Bermuda Institute of Ocean SciencesBermudaBermudaAcademic Research/Education
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesMaineUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Chevron USALouisianaUnited StatesIndustry
College of William & Mary VirginiaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Consumer Energy AllianceTexasUnited StatesPolicy
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences ColoradoUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Dalhousie UniversityCanadaCanadaInternational
Dauphin Island Sea LabAlabamaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Duke UniversityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Earth2OceanFloridaUnited StatesEducation
East Carolina UniversityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesEducation
Eastman Chemical CompanyTennesseeUnited StatesIndustry
EsriCaliforniaUnited StatesIndustry
Estuary & Ocean Science Center, San Francisco State UniversityCaliforniaUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
ExocetusConnecticutUnited StatesIndustry
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteFloridaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Florida Institute of OceanographyFloridaUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Harte Research InstituteTexasUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research InstituteCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research and Education
IEEE Oceanic Engineering SocietyNew YorkUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Institute for Global Environmental StrategiesVirginiaUnited StatesPolicy
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (UTAS)TasmaniaAustraliaInternational
Johns Hopkins University APLMarylandUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
L-3 MariPro, Inc.CaliforniaUnited StatesIndustry
Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryNew YorkUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Liquid Robotics, Inc.CaliforniaUnited StatesIndustry
Louisiana State UniversityLouisianaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Louisiana Universities Marine ConsortiumLouisianaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
MARACOOSDelawareUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
Marine Technology SocietyWashington, D.C.United StatesMarine Research / Technology
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMassachusettsUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
MBARICaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Monmouth University Urban Coast InstituteNew JerseyUnited StatesEducation
Moore FoundationCaliforniaUnited StatesFoundation
Moss Landing Marine LaboratoriesCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Mote Marine LaboratoryFloridaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Mystic AquariumConnecticutUnited StatesAquaria
National AquariumMarylandUnited StatesAquaria
NERACOOSNew HampshireUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
New England AquariumMassachusettsUnited StatesAquaria
NOIAWashington, D.C.United StatesPolicy
North Carolina State UniversityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesEducation
North Pacific Research BoardAlaskaUnited StatesGovernmental
Nova Southeastern UniversityFloridaUnited StatesEducation
Ocean Networks CanadaCanadaCanadaInternational
Old Dominion UniversityVirginiaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Oregon State UniversityOregonUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Pennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvaniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Rutgers UniversityNew JerseyUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Savannah State UniversityGeorgiaUnited StatesEducation
Sea-Bird ScientificWashingtonUnited StatesIndustry
Severn Marine Technologies, LLCMarylandUnited StatesIndustry
Shell TexasUnited StatesIndustry
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography of UGAGeorgiaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Sonardyne, Inc.TexasUnited StatesIndustry
South Carolina Sea Grant ConsortiumSouth CarolinaUnited StatesEducation
Stanford UniversityCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
Stony Brook UniversityNew YorkUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
SURAWashington, D.C.United StatesPolicy
Teledyne CARISVirginiaUnited StatesIndustry
Texas A&M UniversityTexasUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
The IOOS AssociationMaineUnited StatesMarine Research / Technology
U.S. Arctic Research CommissionVirginiaUnited StatesGovernmental
U.S. Naval Postgraduate SchoolCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
UCSD Scripps Institution of OceanographyCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Alaska FairbanksAlaskaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of California, DavisCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of California, Santa BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of California, Santa CruzCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of DelawareDelawareUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of FloridaFloridaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of HawaiiHawaiiUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of MaineMaineUnited StatesEducation
University of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceMarylandUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Massachusetts, DartmouthMassachusettsUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of MiamiFloridaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of New HampshireNew HampshireUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillNorth CarolinaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of North Carolina, WilmingtonNorth CarolinaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Rhode IslandRhode IslandUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of South CarolinaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of South FloridaFloridaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Southern CaliforniaCaliforniaUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Southern MississippiMississippiUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Texas at AustinTexasUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of WashingtonWashingtonUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesEducation
Vulcan, Inc.WashingtonUnited StatesIndustry
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionMassachusettsUnited StatesAcademic Research/Education
 COL Member Shortened Name State / Province Country Sector