The key to OpenOceans Global’s success will be in the quality of partners willing to work with the organization to provide access to data, data infrastructure, educational resources, and conflict resolution services. The first three, world-class, founding partners were sought to provide credibility for OpenOceans Global efforts prior to reaching out to a broader range of world-class partners.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Having NOAA as a founding partner gives OpenOceans Global a link to a world-class source of some of the world’s best ocean information and data.
Key Quote: “We recognize the potential value of OpenOceans Global as a bridge to other organizations around the globe whose data could complement and add to our own.”
Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher
Former Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarium of the Pacific gives OpenOceans Global a founding partner with a world-class reputation in marine education.
Key Quote: “This is a very big, bold, and important project and is worthy of significant support. Anytime we can be of help, you need only to ask.”
Jerry R. Schubel
President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific
Massachusetts Institute of Technology/U.S. Geological Survey Science Impact Collaborative (MUSIC)
MUSIC is a world-class conflict resolution collaborative, that advocates adaptive management, “joint fact finding”, and collaboration in resource management, a precise alignment with OpenOceans Global.
Key Quote: “It is clear from our experience that what OpenOceans Global proposes to build, the digital repository to aggregate ocean data, doesn’t exist and is desperately needed.”
Herman Karl/Lawrence Susskind