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Designing a Curriculum Unit for Oceanography Welcome to the San Francisco Kateri Circle

Oceanographic Institutes

University of Oslo -
Mechanics Division : Geophysical fluid dynamics

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center -
A non-profit research institute affiliated with the University of Bergen.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim -
Marine and Maritime Technology

Institute of Marine Research, Bergen -
National centre for research on coastal and ocean life and the marine environment.

University of Tromso -
Department of Marine and Freshwater Biology .

University of Bergen -
Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology

Fiskeriforskning, Tromso -
Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ltd.

University of Bergen -
Geophysical Institute specialising in meteorology and oceanography.

Ministry of Fisheries -
Norwegian government department for fisheries.

MARINE SCIENCE World Atlas of Coral Reefs

Marine Mammals

International Maritime Organisation (IMO) -
United Nations Agency concerned with the safety of shipping and cleaner oceans.
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) -
The purposes of ASLO are to promote the interests of limnology, oceanography and related sciences, to foster the exchange of information across the range of aquatic science, and to further investigations dealing with these subjects. ASLO is best known for its journal, Limnology and Oceanography (L&O), its interdisciplinary meetings, and its special symposia.
The Oceanography Society -
founded in 1988 to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education, to promote communication among oceanographers, and to provide a constituency for consensus-building across all the disciplines of the field.
Ocean Studies Board -
Part of the U.S. National Research Council, the OSB advises the federal government and the nation on issues of ocean science and policy.
Marine Technology Society -
A non-profit international professional organization established in 1963 to promote the exchange of information in ocean and marine engineering, science, and policy. MTS has over 2000 current members.

Progress Oceanography
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society -
Works for the advancement of meteorology and oceanography in Canada.
Oceanic Society -
A nonprofit, membership organization founded in 1972 to protect marine mammals and the marine environment through conservation-based research and environmental education. The Society coordinates and funds research projects, the results of which make a compelling case for ecosystem conservation.
Society for Marine Mammalogy -
evaluates and promotes the educational, scientific and managerial advancement of marine mammal science. Any person is qualified for full membership who is a professional in natural science or the management, husbandry, conservation or training of marine mammals.
International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) -
An association of individuals and organizations interested in aquatic and marine information science. The association provides a forum for exchange and exploration of ideas and issues of mutual concern.
Australian Marine Sciences Association -
a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting marine science and coordinating discussion and debate of marine issues in Australia.

Fisheries Oceanography
The Coral Reef Alliance -
Promotes coral reef conservation around the world by working with marine recreation providers, park managers, and local communities to establish conservation alliances and raise public awareness.
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) -
A new, all embracing professional body established to meet the needs of professionals - engineers, scientists and technologists - operating in the marine environment.
Oceanographic Society of Japan (JOS) -
Membership details and meeting announcements.
Marine Conservation Society -
A leading environmental charity in the UK dedicated solely to protecting the marine environment. It has worked successfully for twenty years to highlight issues of concern and threats to both marine wildlife and to the wider marine and coastal environment, and brings them to the attention of the public, media, politicians and Government agencies alike.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society -
is an International Charity for the protection of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (cetaceans). Based in Bath, England, UK.

The Coastal Union (EUCC) -
An association with members and member organisations in 40 countries. Founded in 1989 with the aim of promoting coastal conservation by bridging the gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, planners and policy makers, it has grown since then into the largest network of coastal practitioners and experts in Europe, with 14 National Branches and offices in seven countries.
International Commission for the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea (CIESM) -
The Commission is currently funded by 22 Member States which support the work of a large scientific network - some 500 institutes and over 2500 researchers - united by a commitment to promote marine science for the lasting protection of the Mediterranean Sea and for the well-being of its coastal populations.
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island -
Information about CRESLI's research, education, and outreach programs to promote stewardship and conservation of coastal ecosystems, and especially their marine mammals and sea turtles.
The Hydrographic Society -
membership is open to all with an interest in surveying at sea. Aims include the promotion of the science of surveying over water and related disciplines as well as the fostering of recognised standards of education and training for those engaged, or intending to engage in hydrographic work.
Society for Underwater Technology -
a multi-disciplinary learned Society which brings together individuals and organisations from more than 30 countries who have a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering.

National Association of Marine Laboratories -
USA nonprofit organization of over 120 members employing more than 10,000 scientists, engineers, and professionals and representing marine and Great Lakes laboratories.
The Hydrographic Society of America -
serves as the focal point for activities in America. Membership is open to any individual or organization with an interest in surveying afloat. No formal qualifications are required.
International Marine Mammal Association -
Dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals and their habitats worldwide, through research and education.
PACON International -
PACON International is an international, non-profit, professional marine science and technology society dedicated to the sharing of scientific and technical information among those interested in the future of the world's oceans with a Pacific focus. Facilitates the biennial Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology.
European Cetacean Society -
A 500 member (1998 count) organization. It is aimed at the exchange of information between dolphin and whale researchers inside and outside Europe. The ECS is therefore a scientific organization, but many members are just interested in whales and dolphins without being professional biologists.

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society -
an independent society that supports and fosters interest in meteorology and oceanography through publications, meetings, courses, conferences, grants and prizes. It also represents the views of its members to various institutions and the public.
Cetacean Society International -
CSI is an all-volunteer, non-profit conservation, education, and research organization based in the USA, with volunteer representatives in 26 countries around the world. Dedicated to the preservation and protection of cetaceans and the marine environment on a global basis.
Seas At Risk (SAR) -
An independent non-governmental federation of national and international environmental organisations concerned with the protection and restoration of the marine environment.
The Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean -
Founded in 1956 by marine researchers with interests in the marine science of the tropical Atlantic and the Caribbean. Founded primarily as a scientific organization, the strength of AMLC lies in the diversity of its member laboratories and the extensive expertise of its membership.
Challenger Society for Marine Science -
the United Kingdom's premier society for all who are interested in the oceans.

MTS Remotely Operated Vehicle ROV Committee -
The Remotely Operated Vehicles Committee of the Marine Technology Society features ROVs, the industry, current events and information for students.
EARSeL Special Interest Group Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone -
Discussion group on remote sensing of coastal zones, including ground truth data sampling and modelling, focusing on substances and pollutants, processes and coastal zone management.
Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network -
MOTN is a regional association comprised of various members of the marine and oceanographic community located throughout the New England area.
Florida Marine Science Educator's Association (FMSEA) -
For teachers, students and others interested in the marine environment. The DRIFT is the quarterly newsletter.
Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) -
A non-governmental and non-profit regional organization for promoting the educational, scientific and technological development of all aspects of marine sciences throughout the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.

Coastal Zone Research Network (COZONE) -
An interdisciplinary research network, to promote the coastal zone research community providing a sustainable informal network of researchers, consulting organisations and end users, of all interests in the coastal zone. Organises workshops on all coastal issues from the backshore out into coastal waters, and promotes new research applications.
ANalyse Educatie en Marien Oecologisch ONderzoek (ANEMOON) -
A society for people interested in marine biology near the coast of the Netherlands. The fact that ANEMOON is strictly for amateurs does not prevent a very professional approach. There are many people that help in the gathering and processing of data on the organisms that are found. ANEMOON already has an impressive database and a long list of publications to their credit.
New Zealand Region of the Hydrographic Society -
is a sub-branch of the Australasian Branch of the Hydrographic Society with members representing the fields of hydrography, oceanography, geophysics, civil engineering and associated disciplines at all levels of expertise.
Committed to the health and well being of marine mammals and their coastal habitats around the world.
Florida Oceanographic Society -
promotes the knowledge and understanding of Florida's Marine resources through education, public awareness and the support of scientific research.

Association of Marine Scientists (AMS) -
A non-governmental organization which aims at providing a common platform for marine scientists in Mauritius to interact with each other.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung (DGM) -
Offers an organizational framework for the exchange of information and opinions concerning marine research topics. Also publishes a newsletter containing contributions and information from all areas of marine research which serves as a forum for discussions among its readers.
Marinalg, worldwide association, seawed-derived hydrocolloids -
Worldwide association to promote image and use of seewed derived hydrocolloids in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust -
A registered charity which has pioneered the study of the whales, dolphins and porpoises found in the waters of the Hebrides. Using study techniques that neither harm nor seriously disturb the animals, the research work undertaken provides those who manage Scotland's wildlife and habitats with the information they need to achieve effective conservation.
Association of Marine Scientific Industries -
Promotes recognition and expansion of the marine scientific industry through national and European initiatives and assists in the development of governmental oceanographic programmes and services by offering a means of active and positive co-operation with the European Commission and national governments.

Save Our Seas Foundation -
Promotes awareness, protection, preservation and conservation of the global marine environment.
Planktos Foundation -
Engages in research on global ocean and climate change including development of mitigation methods and technologies to help restore the health of the world's oceans.
Afri Oceans Conservation Alliance -
AOCA seeks to align and partner with organisations, scientists and environmentalists that subscribe to policies that promote sustainable marine conservation and development.
riverOcean Research & Education (RORE) -
A largely voluntary, UK non-profit environmental organisation, involved in water related education, research and events.
Oceanographers Net -
Oceanographers Net is an online portal for the oceanographic community and for anyone interested in the oceans.

SeaCare Inc. -
A community based group set up in 1997 to facilitate projects aimed at addressing environmental issues in the Tasmanian coastal marine environment.
Andean Explorers Foundation & Ocean Sailing Club (AEFOSC) -
Dedicated to the advancement of historical field and oceanic research through exploration in little-known areas around the world
MarTech - Virtual Institute Marine Technologies -
MarTech aims at enhancing the knowledge transfer and collaboration in scientific marine research by joining distributed expertise in development of scientific sensor packages for deployment on underwater platforms.

Argentina (1)
Australia (13)
Belgium (5)
Canada (24)
Chile (1)
China (4)
Croatia (6)
Denmark (7)
Finland (2)
France (7)
Germany (11)
Greece (2)
Iceland (3)
India (3)
Ireland (5)
Italy (4)
Japan (18)
Mexico (1)
Netherlands (8)
New Zealand (2)
Norway (9)
Philippines (1)
Poland (3)
Portugal (4)
Russia (1)
Singapore (1)
South Africa (3)
South Korea (4)
Spain (3)
Sweden (11)
Taiwan (1)
United Kingdom (42)
United States (90)


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