Oceanography Center, University of Cyprus — Cyprus
The Oceanography Centre is a Research Unit at the University of Cyprus (OC-UCY). The mission of the Oceanography Center, University of Cyprus is to conduct basic and applied research in the fields of ocean physics and dynamics, remote sensing, operational oceanography, biological and chemical oceanography, environmental assessments, dedicated ocean and marine data and meta databases and information systems, etc. The Oceanography Center aims to contribute through research in the increase of the scientific knowledge of the EEZ of Cyprus in the Levantine Basin and the Mediterranean. The Oceanography Center plays a key role in the marine research of the Eastern Mediterranean Levantine Basin and its scope of activities includes numerical models, satellite remote sensing, in-situ monitoring, hydrography, data and metadata management, operational oceanography, and marine biological and ecological research. The OC-UCY is involved in various national and EU funded projects regarding ocean forecast and applications, data management and environmental conservation. It currently employs 12 research scientists among which oceanographers, educators, data managers and biologists. The Oceanography Centre aims to contribute through research and education in the increase of the scientific knowledge of the EEZ in the Levantine Basin and the Mediterranean. The infrastructure of the center includes 2 gliders, a mooring profiler, multi-parametric probes, CTDs, Rosettes, ADCP, Zooscanner, and coastal sea level stations.
Universidad de Oviedo — Spain
The University of Oviedo is a Higher Education institution founded in 1608 in the Principality of Asturias, in Northern Spain.
The institution pursues a series of objectives, as stated in its statutes, amongst which it can be mentioned: the creation, development and transmission of science, technology and culture; the qualification for the development of professional activities requiring the application of knowledge and scientific and technical methods, as well as for artistic creation; the social dissemination of science, technology and culture; the scientific and technical support for cultural, social and economic development, as well as preservation, conservation and improvement of the environment; the promotion of cultural, sports and social activities within its community; the promotion of a critical and participative attitude, through peaceful dialogue and mutual respect, at the University and in society.
Teaching, study and research are its main functions for the fulfilment of the aforementioned objectives. The education offer encompasses a wide range of areas of specialisation in Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Social & Legal Sciences and Engineering & Architecture. Detailed information is available at http://www.uniovi.es/en/investigacion/centros/departamentos.
The institution currently counts on 21.713 students, with 2.000 faculty members and 1.000 administrative and management staff. It is distributed in 3 Campuses, located in the cities of Oviedo, Gijón and Mieres, hosting 17 Faculties and Schools where 61 Undergraduate Degree programmes, 55 Master’s Degree programmes, 6 Erasmus Mundus Master’s programmes and 27 PhD Programmes are taught. The institution has signed mobility agreements with more than a thousand universities and research centres around the world.
The Vice-Rectorate for Research fosters excellence in research, development and innovation, promoting and supporting researchers for their participation in EU projects.
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu — Malaysia
Ocean of Discoveries for Global Sustainability. The slogan of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) suggests that the aspirations of the university to become a world-renowned marine-focused university and being respected globally with the mission of generating knowledge for the well-being of the community and the preservation of nature.
UMT’s aspiration is achieved by generating knowledge for the community’s affluence and environmental sustainability. In line with UMT’s niche in marine science and aquatic resources, it serves as centre of learning and research by contributing to the progress of humankind and exploration of knowledge and also to the creation of wealth and national development.
UMT’s key activities and aspiration is guided by five main core values which are passion for truth, pursuit of excellence, empowerment for academic leadership, respect for collegial diversity and nurturing love for nature. The key activities of UMT with regards to the project objectives includes; i) includes providing trained manpower with professional skills, high self-discipline and positive work ethics, ii) serving society through the dissemination of ideas and new practices and seek solutions to current problems in society and iii) establishing relationships with other universities, institutions and the industry for mutual benefit and the national development by providing good services and exploring in a new technologies.
UMT’s initiative for global recognition includes international networking which focusses on student and staff mobility, joint research and publications and well as services. To date, more than 100 of memoranda of cooperation/understanding has been signed with international and reputable universities.
UMT provides the latest facilities (laboratories, libraries, computing and environment) to support the development of knowledge, learning and scholarship. UMT houses one of the nation’s Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE), which is the Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS). INOS and the Faculty of Science and Marine Environment (FSME) offers excellent research facilities and programmes of study that meet current and future needs in marine sciences. UMT plays an active role in the development of social, economic and education through the expansion services specifically to the local community of the East Coast Peninsular and to the Malaysians, in general.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia — Malaysia
UKM was the first Higher Education Institution (HEI) in Malaysia to offer a degree programme in marine science back in 1979 that has since contributed significantly to the nation’s human capacity building in marine sciences and formed the foundation of many other HEI in the later years. Today, marine science at UKM operates under the Faculty of Science and Technology’s Department of Earth Science and Environment (www.ukm.my/jsbas) and Marine Ecosystem Research Center (www.ukm.my/ekomar/) comprising academics with a wide range of expertise from biology to climate modelling and supported by ample facilities and equipment. UKM’s marine researches are conducted throughout the country with much focus on coral reefs, mangrove and seagrass ecosystems at marine protected areas in collaboration with the relevant authorities concerned. This was made possible mainly through various research grants funded by the government of Malaysia. Since the launch of the National Policy on Climate Change in 2009 and recently the National Plan on Biological Diversity in 2016, UKM scientists have intensified comprehensive researches aimed at understanding the nation’s climate change resilience to support sustainable climate resilient developments while striving for the sustainability of marine ecosystems and their biological resources. Some of UKM’s work at coastal marine ecosystems such as coral reefs and seagrass meadows concerns ecological studies and monitoring of flora and fauna; marine plastics pollution and climate modelling using local marine data. UKM’s past engagement in marine sciences have established critical baseline information that has not only shaped UKM’s present work but also paved the way to future marine science endeavours in tackling marine challenges related to the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Andhra University — India
The Dept. of Marine Living Resources was established in 1976 with Prof. S Dutt as founder Head and Prof K V Ramana Murty as Founder faculty. Since its inception, the key activities of the department are research and academic teaching on ecology and biology of marine ecosystem and organisms, shore coastal ecosystems, estuaries and mangroves off shore coastal and estuarine fisheries, pollution aspects those ecosystems aquaculture diseases and molecular phylogenetic and Bioactive natural products of Marine organisms. Presently the department is offering these PG courses viz 1. M.Sc. Marine Biology and Fisheries, 2. M.Sc. Coastal Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology and 3. M.Sc. Marine Biology and Fisheries, recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC, Govt. of India). The Intake of students in each course is 20, with 100% placements after completing the course. So far 70 students awarded PhD and 25 M.Phil. with 500+ publications in peer reviewed journals with total impact factor 60 in the above said areas.
Above all the Dept. of Marine Living Resource sis famous across the world with its short name MLR, supplying man power to the aqua Industry, Fisheries sector, Pollution Control Boards and aqua Pharmaceutical Industry
Marine Ecology, Estuarine and Coastal Zone Management, Biological Oceanography, Biology of Marine organisms, Marine pollution and Bio deterioration and Marine Biotechnology were our thrust areas of teaching and research. The department has been built in an area of 12000 sft with 4 class rooms and 4 labs and wet lab facility and infrastructure such as aquaria fibre tanks from 150L to 20,000 L capacity, aeration facility.
SAL Institute of Technology and Engineering Research — India
SAL Group of Institutions was incepted as a major organ of Adarsh Foundation in 2009, under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. Adarsh Foundation is promoted by Shah Alloys Limited a major steel manufacturing company in India, a leading firm in India.
SAL Institute of Technology & Engineering Research (SALITER), a Constituent of SAL is a Self-Financed Institute of Engineering, approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and the Government of Gujarat. It was Set off from the academic year 2009-10. The Institute is affiliated to the Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad.
Seven institutes are running under the Educational umbrella of SAL Education Campus, i.e. SALITER, SAL college of engineering, SAL Engineering and Technical Institute, SAL institute of Pharmacy, SAL Institute of Management, SAL School of Architecture & SAL Institute of Diploma Studies.
SALITER is offering Bachelor of engineering (B.E) in eight specializing field: Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, computer engineering, Electronics & Communication, Instrumentation & Control, Automobile, Electrical engineering and Applied Science & Humanities.
SALITER is also offering Master of Engineering (M.E.) in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering & Electronics & Communication, Automobile, Instrumentation & Control. Student intake of SALITER is 960 per year and at present more than 4000 pursuing BE & ME courses at SALITER. At present around 10,000 students are pursuing various degrees under the SAL Education Campus.
Innovation is an essential need of the modern age technology. The institute has started the innovation council to promote the innovations, research and entrepreneurship awareness among the students. The innovation council at the institute level provides an opportunity to choose their user defined projects after which the college guides them to prepare the required model or prototype. These projects are then sent to various industries. The institute also assists selected projects and helps the prototypes to take them to the market. The institute also helps students in production in case students get a positive response. The institute provides students with land and machinery in their own industry of Shah Alloys. An example of one such project is the eco-friendly car or solar car made by the students of Mechanical Engineering that was marketed by a well-established manufacturing company which had placed an order to produce four such cars.
With globalization and increasing need for international exposure to academia, SAL has forged ties with various universities such as Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, Hochschule Wismer – University of Applied Science Technology & Business Design, Germany and many more for students exchange programs at universities in North Korea and Poland. Apart from these, there are collaborations with International University of Logistics & Shipping for Student exchange of Civil Engineering branch. It also has signed an MOU with Arkansas State University, USA for the Students Exchange Program & Internship of the students. Collaboration with Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland for higher studies of Engineering students and internship of final year students.
By emphasizing on technological innovation, the institute has become created three world records in the Limca Books of Records & World Amazing Records. The institute has filed 110 patents with 303 claims in a single day was the first entry to the world record books & Limca Books. Then they challenged the world records again by conducting a marathon paper presentation with more than 700 entries in a single day and registered their second record. The college came to lime light by securing more than 75 awards in ‘Innovation, Infrastructure, Placements’ for 6 years from various well-known organization like World Education Summit, Gujarat Technological University, AICTE, CII, Prime time etc.
The institute’s campus has emphasized importance of excelling in all the year projects where students apply the knowledge gained over the under graduate program and develop and complete an engineering project as a team. This prepares them well for job in the industry or higher studies.
For technically sound engineers with an innovative streak, SAL is the best place to be.
Archipelagos – Institute of Marine Conservation — Greece
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that is committed to protect the biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands and the whole eastern Mediterranean.
For over 20 years, Archipelagos has combined multidisciplinary scientific research, education and conservation actions, linking the close cooperation with the local communities and international scientific experts, with a focus on marine mammal research and conservation, marine ecosystem research and conservation, marine habitat mapping, microplastics research, research and conservation of island fauna and flora.
Archipelagos is a small-medium size organization with their staff varying from 7 – 15 members (seasonal variation according to the number of the projects that run). Archipelagos has two main research bases on the island of Samos, while 6 smaller research stations located on other islands of the eastern Aegean. Archipelagos’ main research base, located at Samos island, supports marine habitat mapping, microplastics research and island fauna and flora research and conservation activities. The Coastal Ecology Research Centre is located in Lipsi island and it focuses on marine mammal and marine ecosystem research and conservation. Additionally, Archipelagos’ Lipsi Research Base, supports the work for the creation of the Aegean Marine Life sanctuary.
Symplexis — Greece
Symplexis (symplexis.eu) is a Greek non-for-profit organization that strives to ensure equal opportunities for all through actions and measures that build skills, empower and promote active engagement and participation focusing on the most vulnerable categories of the population and particularly those with fewer opportunities.
Symplexis’ mission is to elevate social cohesion through integrated actions and project-based activities that aim at promoting the inclusion of disadvantaged groups at risk of marginalization and exclusion, while promoting and protecting the rights of various types of population groups that face discrimination focusing on the empowerment and support of victims, awareness raising and information sharing at all level.
BK Consult — Germany
BK Consult is a niche service provider, with vast -over 20 years- experience in Project Management and service delivery in funding schemes like Leonardo-da-Vinci, ESF Article 6, ERASMUS+ KA2 and KA3, ERASMUS for Young Entrepreneurs, EQUAL as well as INTERREG A and B, while they have experience in EuropeAid and World Bank Project.
BK Consult covers the thematic fields of:
- Education, including the design and delivery of Training Curricula, using state of the art methodologies (TNA, DACUM, EU Competence Frameworks, EQAVET, EU Credit systems, Learning Agreements, Evaluation through the creation of feedback loops), and smart ICT and other tools like e-learning through MOOC platforms, gamification, experiential education.
- Employment, either as facilitators through the support of start-ups and entrepreneurship, or through the effective upskilling and reskilling of employees and unemployed, according to the actual market needs. Areas of services provided cover the design and implementation of market needs analysis, the conduction of tracer studies, ALMPs and the introduction of WBL and apprenticeship schemes at a sectorial or country level.
- Social Inclusion, targeting vulnerable groups, including single parent families, long-term unemployed, minority groups, TCNs (migrants, refugees, asylum seekers) and tackling of discrimination of any kind (gender based, sexual identity).
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