American Weather and Climate Industry Association

www.AWCIA.org

The American Weather and Climate Industry Association (AWCIA, formerly The Commercial Weather Services Association, CWSA) is a non-profit organization whose members include leading commercial entities and prominent individuals from America’s Weather Industry.  Established in the late 1980’s, AWCIA was organized to promote cooperation and mutual support in achieving proactive solutions between all sectors within the American Weather Enterprise, highlighting the unique position of the American Weather Industry as the only private sector producer of information, services and systems related to weather.

The Maritime Alliance

www.themaritimealliance.org

The non-profit The Maritime Alliance is the recognized cluster organizer for the San Diego maritime technology community.  Its tag line is “Promoting Blue Tech & Blue Jobs“.  With over 150 maritime technology companies and organizations, San Diego is the largest concentrated maritime technology cluster in the U.S. (and possibly in the world) with specializations in aquaculture, biomedicines, communications, desalination/clean water technology, energy ocean, large floating platforms, maritime robotics, ocean observation, research,  underwater connectors and other fields.  In addition to working with multiple local partner organizations to strengthen the business eco-system in the greater San Diego region region, which it sees extending south to Ensenada, Baja California – a leading maritime technology center in Mexico – The Maritime Alliance actively collaborates on a national and international basis to promote an understanding of the importance of maritime technology, maritime technology cluster development, and OceanSTEM.

University of Colorado Boulder

www.colorado.edu

As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region – we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with four Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877 – attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.