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Partners & Funders

We have the pleasure of working with a number of partners in the ocean exploration space. Some of our key collaborators and funders are listed below. If you're interested in partnering with us, please reach out!

Funding Partners

Ocean Discovery League has received funding and support from several organizations, either directly or through collaborative grants and programs. 

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We work with a global team of partners and collaborators who share our goals of expanding access to deep-sea exploration and research. 

Through the Ocean Solutions Fund, Ocean Discovery League partners with Experiment Foundation to support marine scientists and explorers fund conducting micro fundraising for their research projects.

The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) is "an international, community driven initiative that facilitates collaboration across disciplines and fields, elevates a diverse cohort of early career researchers into future leaders, and connects scientific advancements to societal needs. DOOS represents a global network of deep ocean observing, mapping, and modeling experts, focusing community efforts in the support of strong science, policy and planning for sustainable oceans."

Our work with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Research Institute (MBARI) includes supporting FathomNet and piloting artificial intelligence platforms for ocean video analysis.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Katy Croff Bell participated as an instructor in the inaugural 2022 Deep-Sea Expedition Planning Master Class for the Crustal Ocean Biosphere Research Accelerator (COBRA) at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The mission of COBRA is to accelerate research on the structure, function, resilience, and ecosystem services of the crustal ocean biosphere to inform decision-making.

Our work with Esri includes use of their data dashboard and storytelling platforms to process and analyze the data for the 2022 Global Deep-Sea Capacity Assessment.

The 2022 Global Deep-Sea Capacity Assessment was supported by volunteers from GISCorps using Esri's GIS platforms.

ODL participated in the fourth Young Explorers expedition aboard OceanXplorer and is collaborating with their team on future curriculum development for outreach programs.

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