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French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
Though much of the site is in French, there is still an abundance of information in English. Their research includes oceanographic vessels, coastal monitoring, aquaculture, fishery resources, ocean floor exploration, and ocean circulation. Explore the institutes own research vessels and trace their whereabouts on the interactive map. Learn about all the technology the institute uses to conduct its experiments.
Grade Level: General public

Institute of Ocean Sciences
Located in Sidney, approximately 30 km from Victoria, the Institute is home to scientists, technicians, support staff and ships' crews whose common interests are the coastal waters of British Columbia, the Northeast Pacific Ocean, the Western Arctic and navigable waters east to the Manitoba, Saskatchewan border. Site includes information on the three main divisions of IOS, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, and Ocean Science. Some data from in situ buoys are available.
Grade Level: General public

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
SkIO is a multidisciplinary research institution within the University System of Georgia and is located on a 700 acre campus on Skidaway Island, 16 miles southeast of Savannah. The Institute sits on the banks of the Skidaway River, with access to a diverse range of estuarine and coastal habitats. Site features a wealth of information regarding SkIO's research and education programs. Data, figures, and more are available in the Research section.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division

Alfred Wegener Institute
Located in Bremerhaven, Germany, the Alfred Wegener Institute conducts research in the Arctic, the Antarctic and at temperate latitudes. It coordinates Polar research in Germany and provides both the necessary equipment and the essential logistic back up for polar expeditions. Site provides information current research, ships, field stations, and much more. Resource section provides a wealth of data, information, images, software, and links to additional resources.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences
Located in Morehead City, North Carolina, the institute's mission is to serve the state and nation through high quality basic and applied marine sciences research, the training of students and young scientists, and the provision of professional expertise and leadership in marine issues ranging from local to global scale. Site features information on graduate programs, undergraduate opportunities, faculty, facilities, news and upcoming events, and all the current research.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division

University of New Hampshire Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space
The Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) at UNH is a multidisciplinary scientific research institute dedicated to understanding the integrated behavior of the Earth and its surrounding universe. Established in 1985, the Institute has become a world leader in the fields of space science, terrestrial ecosystems, oceanography, atmospheric science and global climate change. Site features information on the admissions, faculty, students, and all their current research.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional, Undergraduate upper division

University of Idaho Aquaculture Research Institute
Located in Hagerman and Moscow, Idaho, ARI promotes, supports, and coordinates aquaculture research activities at the University of Idaho and throughout the state and region. UI scientists in various disciplines conduct research in both commercial and conservation aquaculture sciences and technologies. Site includes information on facilities, faculty, current research, outreach initiatives, and publications, including access to the institute's newsletter.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional

Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Headquarters in St. John's, Newfoundland, the Marine Institute (MI) is Canada's leading center of fisheries and marine training. Information for current and prospective students, as well as the public. Features include information on MI's degree programs and concentrations, the school's six centers, and opportunities for high school students and educators. Access The Bridge, MI's semi-annual newsletter.
Grade Level: General public, Graduate or professional, High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division

University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
Located in Austin, Texas, the University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics is a leading academic research group in geology and geophysics. Site includes information on faculty, students, graduate programs, undergraduate opportunities, current research, and their extensive outreach initiatives, including Adopt-A-School and Teachers in the Field. Site is an excellent resource for information on earthquakes and other seismic activity.
Grade Level: Graduate or professional

Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences
Found in Columbia, South Carolina, the Baruch Institute conducts basic research on environmental processes, tidal, estuarine and coastal ocean environments. Collectively the studies span the molecular to landscape level, including the effects of human activities. Site includes information on current research projects, faculty, facilities, and outreach initiatives. Also features downloadable data, imagery, and maps.
Grade Level: Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional, General public


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