IoT Technology Partner
Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon.com and provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments. AWS will build out Project Ocean Watch’s Internet of Things platform and provide all related technology support services.
Education +Technology Partner
Through a partnership with Google Earth Outreach, Project Ocean Watch will be able to visualize their cause and tell their story in Google Earth & Maps to hundreds of millions of people. In addition, content will be shared via Google Apps for Education to 2.5 million users, Google Apps for Ed Newsletter reaching 150,000 and Google’s trainer and innovator network of 3,000 worldwide educators.
Science + Research Partner
MBARI is a world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology. MBARI will collaborate with Project Ocean Watch by advising on science and research initiatives aboard S/V Ocean Watch, and placing instrumentation aboard for their own data collection.
Education + Student Engagement Partner
FableVision is an educational publishing company that has a solid network of highly credentialed educators and clients in its portfolio including National Geographic, PBS Kids, Classroom, Inc., Scholastic, Smithsonian Institution, Random House, New England Aquarium, and Pearson. The firm has a growing digital community of 4.8+ million active and engaged students in classrooms throughout 128 countries
MARINE BIODIVERSITY OBSERVATION NETWORK
Project Ocean Watch is a member of a newly formed organization of world-class, highly credentialed marine scientists and agencies that span from “Pole to Pole” around the Americas called MBON (Marine Biodiversity Observation Network). Affiliation with the MBON includes endorsement from a network of local marine conservation and research organizations and individuals and a continuous connection to the network through the Internet of Things. The MBON will provide a powerful marketing and distribution platform. Project Ocean Watch will provide berths for scientists from MBON and a continuous feed of oceanographic and atmospheric data, images and video from the expedition to users of the MBON data, including the public. Members include representative organizations from USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela and Canada.
Partnership Benefits for Project Ocean Watch:
▪Endorsement from established network of local marine conservation and research organizations, schools and individuals to tap into in each port and ‘neighborhood of the sea’ along the expedition route.
▪Inclusion on websites and information distribution networks such as GEOSS,OBIS, UNESCO, NOAA , GOOS
Partnership Benefits for MBON:
▪Ocean Watch to be the first OBIS Mobile Data Node, providing continuous feed of oceanographic and atmospheric data, images, video from the expedition to be uploaded into the OBIS repository of marine biodiversity data
▪Reserved berth aboard Ocean Watchfor scientists affiliated with MBON