Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), Russian Federation
Through its extensive experience in the operation of polar vessels and infrastructures, the AARI will play a key role in the liaison with Russian Federal Government agencies and ministries related to developing of AURORA BOREALIS. It will be the central coordination centre for the Russian input to the project and facilitates the participation of the Russian Science community.
Aker Arctic Technology Incorporated (AARC), Finland
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany
The Alfred Wegner Institute carries out research in the Arctic and Antarctic as well as in the high- and mid-latitude oceans. The institute coordinates German polar research and provides important infrastructures to national and international science, e.g. the research icebreaker Polarstern and research stations in the Arctic and Antarctic. Understanding global changes of the environment and the biosphere, either natural or caused by humans, is the primary goal of research work at the Alfred Wegener Institute. Hence, the institute has an important role in keeping the federal government updated on its research results, and providing competent advice for the development of environmental policies.
Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (Belspo), Belgium
The Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) is an innovative federal innovative administration institution that supports the political decision-making process with creativity and excellence and also provides consulting services to the interests of citizens with respect toof the enviroment. The mission of BELSPO is to prepare, execute and evaluate strategic long-term science policy and its organisational extensions.
Bundesminsterium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Germany
Bulgarian Antarctic Institute, Bulgaria
The Bulgarian Antarctic Institute organizes annual Antarctic campaigns and operates the Antarctic base named St. Kliment Ohridski, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands. As the national polar operator it will provide the principle liaison with the Bulgarian government ministries (Ministry of Science and Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Centre national de la recherche scientifique - Institut national des sciences de l'Univers (CNRS-INSU), France
The CNRS-INSU will act as a direct liaison with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme (IODP) establishing protocols and agreement on usage of AURORA BOREALIS. It will ensure that the necessary funding agencies and government representatives are consulted and agreement is reached on the mechanism for future deployment of the vessel.
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy
European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD), France
As a significant partner of the IODP, the ECORD will provide its experience of managing a major science programme, as well as its knowledge about the technology of ocean drilling. Moreover, the ECORD has the first experience of drilling in the Arctic (IODP expedition 302, Arctic Coring Expedition ACEX).
European Science Foundation (ESF), France
Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finland
The Finnish Metoerological Institute is responsible for gathering and reporting weather data and forecasts in Finland. It is an organisational unit of the Ministry of Transport und Communication. The Institute is an impartial research and service organisation with expertise covering a wide range of activities in atmospheric sciences.
Foundation Antarctic Romanian (FAR), Romania
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Denmark
The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland is a research and advisory institute in the Danish Ministry of Environment. The institute's overall mission is to provide, use and disseminate knowledge of geological materials, processes and relations that are important for the use and protection of geological resources in Denmark and Greenland. The main tasks are geological mapping, data collection and storage to carry out research projects, to give advice and to disseminate geoscientific knowledge.
Institute Polaire Français Paul Emile Victor (IPEV), France
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), The Netherlands
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland
University of Bergen, Norway
MUMM/RBINS Management Unit of the Mathematical Modelof the North Sea/Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium
The Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models and the Scheldt estuary, abbreviated to MUMM, is a department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS). The department studies the ecosystems of the North Sea using mathematical modelling techniques, collects marine information required to validate the models and also serves as a Belgian representative in a number of inter-governmental conventions dealing with the protection of the marine environment.