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Name of Collaboratory :


Consortium for Ocean Leadership


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Collaboratory Status :

Operational   Start Date : 2007 End Date : Info Last Updated : Fri, Dec 2 2011 3:00am PST

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Virtual Community of Practice  

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :

  Virtual Learning Community, Community Infrastructure Development  

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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, AND OCEAN SCIENCES >Oceanography >Oceanography, EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, AND OCEAN SCIENCES >Oceanography >Marine Sciences  

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :


The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that represents 97 of the leading public and private ocean research and education institutions, aquaria and industry with the mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy.

The organization also manages ocean research and education programs in areas of scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration, and ocean partnerships.

In addition to its advocacy role as the voice of the ocean research and education community in Washington DC, Ocean Leadership also manages a variety of community-wide programs including:

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
National Oceanographic Partnership Program
Census of Marine Life
U.S. Science Support Program
Ocean Observatories Initiative
Ocean Drilling Program
National Ocean Sciences Bowl

In addition to these programs, Ocean Leadership has an active education and community engagement program designed to help students, teachers, elected officials, and the general public better understand the significance of research discoveries, as well as the relevance and value of oceans research.


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Other collaboratory participants:
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (Voting Member)
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (Associate Member)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (Associate Member)
National Federation of Regional Associations for Coastal and Ocean Observing (NFRA) (Associate Member)
Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) (Associate Member)


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