Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) is a US-based nonprofit organization established to help preserve, protect and restore the world’s oceans and marine resources through research, outreach, and education. The foundation works to provide science-based solutions to ocean conservation and management through on-the-ground programs involving ecological restoration, education and training, outreach, and development of sustainable approaches to manage marine resources. For more information visit: livingoceansfoundation.org.
Friends of the Environment
Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS) is a small community non-profit organization based in Abaco, Bahamas. FRIENDS was established in 1988 out of concern by local residents regarding unsustainable use of marine resources. FRIENDS’ mission is to preserve the environment of Abaco through education, conservation, and research facilitation. FRIENDS places a large focus on student education, encouraging environmental awareness and involvement in science in order to help foster the next generation of eco-conscious citizens. For more information visit: https://www.friendsoftheenvironment.org/
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters and is managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection in partnership with NOAA. Its mission is to provide a basis for informed stewardship of estuaries in Southwest Florida through research and education. For more information visit: RookeryBay.org.
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
LUMCON is a consortium of marine scientists across more than two dozen member institutions who partner to find solutions to problems facing coastal Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico, and ocean ecosystems at large. LUMCON’s mission is to promote, facilitate, and conduct research and education collaborations among Louisiana’s universities in marine and coastal sciences relevant to the sustainability of coastal and marine environments of the Gulf of Mexico.