Partners & Collaborators: (both current and emeritus)

University of Alaska (Lead)

Beginning in 1950 in Fairbanks, the University of Alaska (UA) has three main hub Universities--the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS)--and numerous satellite campuses with over 35,000 students. UA has a strong engineering and research focus that seeks collaboration between many different areas of study to bring forth new ideas and knowledge.

ASRC Federal Mission Solutions

ASRC Federal Mission Solutions (AFMS) is a leading developer of high-availability real-time software in the fields of C4ISR, Situational Awareness, Sensors, and Weapon Systems. AFMS develops C2 software for the U.S.C.G.´s National Security Cutter, the U.S. Navy´s Aegis program, and the Missile Defense Agency´s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) programs. AFMS has a 45-year history of developing software from design through installation, and holds a CMMI Level-5 Developer rating from Carnegie Mellon´s Software Engineering Institute. As part of the ASRC Federal Mission Solutions line of business, a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation - AFMS has its headquarters in Moorestown, NJ, and a nationwide footprint.

Axiom Data Science

Axiom Data Science is an cyber-infrastructure and software development firm focused on developing scalable solutions which can be leveraged across a variety of users, clients and institutions in order to make the best tools for data management, integration, and visualization. Axiom supports a variety of federal, private, academic and non-governmental organizations managing and conducting research in the ecological, geological and ocean sciences. Staff include software architects and engineers, GIS and data analysts, web and graphic designers, scientists and data librarians. Our headquarters are located in Anchorage, Alaska, and we have two satellite offices that each maintain a High Performance Compute (HPC) cluster in Portland, Oregon and Providence, Rhode Island

University Of Idaho

The University of Idaho, based in the Inland Pacific Northwest, is the lead land grant research Institution for Idaho, providing majors and degrees for graduate and undergraduate students. We offer a distinctive combination of outstanding agricultural, cybersecurity, engineering, natural resource and interdisciplinary programs, accomplished faculty, world-class facilities, renowned research and a residential campus in a spectacular natural setting in the heart of the Palouse. The UI Center for Resilient Communities (CRC) is a national center of excellence specializing in the integration of social, ecological and technological systems, and the co-production of decision support to help communities, and on the ground operators, prepare, respond and adapt to a changing world.

Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy is a public, co-educational college located in the coastal town of Castine, Maine. Our student population numbers approximately 950 students in courses of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. Our rigorous courses and experiential programs equip students with the practical skills, knowledge, and training to launch successful careers upon completing an associate´s, bachelor´s, or master´s degree. MMA students benefit from hands-on education, international sea-time aboard the Training Ship State of Maine or the Schooner Bowdoin, cadet shipping aboard commercial vessels, and cooperative education assignments. Our students become world-class mariners and engineers, supply chain managers, logistics professionals, and scientists here in Maine and beyond. Maine Maritime Academy was ranked the #1 Best Public College on Money magazine´s Best Colleges list in 2014 and 2015. The college´s persistence, retention, and graduation rates are well above national averages. The job-placement rate for MMA graduates is in excess of 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. Alumni of Maine Maritime Academy work all over the world. The success of our alumni has resulted in a worldwide reputation for excellence and reliability in maritime, business, and scientific fields. The alumni network connects MMA graduates with career opportunities in all of the industries and organizations we serve. The college´s history dates back to 1941 when the Academy was founded by an act of the 90th Maine Legislature on March 21 of that year.

Marine Exchange of Alaska

The MARINE EXCHANGE OF ALASKA (MXAK) was established in 2000 to bring the far flung Alaska maritime community together with the common goal of providing information, communications and services that aid safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible maritime operations. MXAK is applying 21st Century technologies of satellite and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) to provide valuable safety, navigational and logistics information to the maritime community and to provide a virtual “Safety Net” that also contributes daily to the efficiency of maritime operations. A non-profit maritime organization established to serve the Alaska maritime community by providing information, communications and services to ensure safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible maritime operations.

University of New Mexico

Founded in 1889 as New Mexico‘s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces. UNM is the only Hispanic-Serving Institution in the U.S. that is also classified a Carnegie Research University with Very High Activity.

NOVA Corporation

NOVA Corporation (NOVA) has teamed with Kestrel Technology Group LLC (Kestrel) to create Team NOVA with one focus, one mission. NOVA brings its extensive experience in the Information Technology Services arena to complement the cutting edge innovation of Kestrel Technology Group LLC. NOVA Corporation is 100% tribally-owned by the Navajo Nation. NOVA Corporation currently supports a wide range of customers to include Defense Information Services Agency (DISA), US Army, USPACOM, US Navy, US Air Force and Office of the Secretary of Defense. Our strength is in our ability to understand our client's needs and deliver a solution that will not only meet those needs but exceed their expectations. NOVA´s solutions offer an interrelated set of services: data center optimization, cyber security, network and enterprise services, and managed services. This integrated solutions set offers the most comprehensive assurance that your network remains secure and your data available. Our core areas of business performed for our customer base are Network Operations, Enterprise Services Support, Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Managed Services, and Data Center Optimization. Kestrel Technology Group (KTG) was founded in 2005 with a goal of adding field operations situational awareness with a secure data collection application on readily-available mobile devices. KTG has developed the Field Information Support Tool (FIST) - a tool and process agility that provides advances in knowledge creation and business processes interoperability with resultant organizational efficiencies. FIST has been refined in research projects with US and Partner Governments, Universities and technology partners to provide a unique combination of technology and methods. FIST now delivers customer-centric knowledge-based operations with systems that are versatile, scalable, and readily-deployed on clouds, servers, and field mobile units. KTG is an industry leader in advancing information driven operations for mission sets including counter-trafficking in narcotics, border and maritime security, risk based analysis, humans and illicit goods, counter-terrorism, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) among others. The solutions are a tightly integrated fusion of technology and methodologies for optimizing the multiple steps in information, field and intelligence operations with a comprehensive integration and interoperability approach.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M opened its doors in 1876 as the state's first public institution of higher learning. Today, it stand as a research-intensive flagship university dedicated to sending Aggie leaders out into the world prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow. Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity.

University of Texas at El Paso

Since opening its doors as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1914, UTEP’s geographic location along the U.S.-Mexico border has enabled generations of students to pursue their goals through higher education in one of the largest binational communities in the world. With more than $90 million in annual research spending, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic. The University’s outstanding record of receiving extremely competitive grant awards reflects the quality of UTEP’s faculty and their sustained commitment to excellence, while also maintaining an academic environment dedicated to addressing the educational needs of students – many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.

University of Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The primary mission of the University of Washington is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge. As one of the nation's outstanding teaching and research institutions, the University is committed to maintaining an environment for objectivity and imaginative inquiry and for the original scholarship and research that ensure the production of new knowledge in the free exchange of facts, theories, and ideas.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Since 1930, WHOI scientists and engineers have laid the groundwork for many of the discoveries that have revolutionized our knowledge about the ocean and its impacts on our planet and our lives. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society.


MBARI is located in Moss Landing, California, where its three research ships and two remotely operated vehicles are berthed, giving them immediate access to Monterey Bay. MBARI also operates several autonomous underwater vehicles and maintains moorings offshore, equipped with ocean-monitoring instruments.
As a private, non-profit research center, MBARI is funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Christopher Scholin serves as the institute’s president and chief executive officer, managing a work force of approximately 220 scientists, engineers, and operations and administrative staff. MBARI scientists propose and execute innovative studies, both experimental and theoretical, in the ocean sciences. Engineers and operations staff, in partnership with the scientists, develop or adapt supporting technology.