Brockmann Consult GmbH is a private company offering services for the management of environmental data from Earth Observation. The company comprises two complementary branches: The Environmental Informatics Department and the Geo-Information Services Department. The Environmental Informatics Department develops custom-made software solutions for environmental data. The expertise of the Geoinformation Services Department is turning environmental raw data into information products.

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is a worldwide leader in marine science and management, marine monitoring and environmental assessment, providing innovative solutions for the aquatic environment, biodiversity and food security. Cefas is the UK’s most diverse centre for applied marine and freshwater science and research, covering an unrivalled breadth of specialists areas to provide a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to all our customers’ needs. 

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is a national research institute organized as a private foundation. The institute is Norway’s leading competence centre for environmental and resource issues relating to the field of water. NIVA carries out research and monitoring, as well as innovation and development work. NIVA’s broad scope of competence, research expertise and extensive data collections represent an important resource for Norwegian business activities and industries, public administration on a municipal, regional and national level, and for Norwegian interests in the international arena.

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Operational Directorate Natural Environment (OD Nature), is a federal governmental scientific institute with the mission to carry our scientific research and analysis in the field of marine ecosystems with the aim of improving the long term scientific basis for management of the marine ecosystem, particularly for Belgian waters. RBINS’s activities range from fundamental scientific research through applied research to specific advice to governmental organizations responsible for management of the natural patrimony, in particular relating to international conventions such as the OSPAR Convention, the European Union Water Framework and Marine Strategy Framework Directives.

Starlab is a private Research and Development company whose main areas of work lie in the Space and Neuroscience sectors, two key areas for the 21st century with a common element: the increasing availability of streams of information. The company employs physicists, mathematicians, environmentalists and engineers, who are backed up by a business team aiming to provide technical solutions, products and services for governments, industry and downstream markets.

The University of Hull has extensive expertise in coastal marine, estuarine and freshwater sciences, socioeconomics and policy. Within UHULL, DCS4COP participants are from the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS) and the Digital Centre. IECS specialises in applied marine science and management, particularly regarding anthropogenic changes in estuarine and coastal marine areas.

The Digital Centre at the University of Hull is a new institute established in 2016 to advance data science and develop applications in the fields of computer vision, artificial intelligence and autonomous adaptive systems.

Sorbonne Université is a new university with a centuries-old tradition, through the merger of UPMC and Paris-Sorbonne on 1st January, 2018, bringing together Arts & Humanities, Medicine and Science & Engineering. The Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV) is part of the UPMC and defines its statute as a research and teaching unit of both the UPMC and the French National Science Centre (CNRS). LOV mission includes carrying out basic research, teaching and training, as well as observation and documentation of the marine environment.

VITO is one of the four Flemish Strategic Research Centres. These centres perform demand-driven, strategic basic research with a view to economic or social potential that can be realized within the foreseeable future. VITO provides innovative technological solutions as well as scientifically based advice and support in order to stimulate sustainable development and reinforce the economic and social fabric of Flanders.