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Battelle signs Memorandum of Understanding with CIOCS


On Wednesday, June 9th, the world’s largest non-profit, Battelle Memorial Institute, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Collaborative Institute, becoming CIOCS’ first Signature Collaborator.  Battelle offers expertise and access to a wealth of scientific tools for assessing the state of the world’s oceans.   Additionally, Battelle is assisting in the planning and execution of the Collaborative Institute’s First Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security, proposed for Autumn 2011.



Author: The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS)

The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security is distinguished by its focus on the intersections of oceans, climate and security, and emerging associated policy and management implications. Founded at UMass Boston in January 2010, the Collaborative Institute exists to develop and communicate high-value intellectual, policy, and technical expertise to help stabilize the health of our atmosphere, coastal communities and marine ecosystems, and human/national security for all. It seeks on a global scale to create new strategic opportunities to bring innovation to science, policy and communications. Visionary, as well as opportunistic and flexible, the Collaborative Institute uses multi-sector engagement as a cornerstone of its work and uses public/private revenue to sustain its mission.

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