Qingdao Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology

Qingdao Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM) was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology in December, 2013, is under joint construction of the national ministries and departments, Shandong Province and Qingdao City. Based in Qingdao with a national and global vision, QNLM conducts researches of both basic and cutting edge levels in line with the national strategy of marine development. Aiming at a world-class comprehensive research center of marine science and technology as well as an open platform for collaborative innovation, QNLM brings in resources and professional teams of the original researches to upgrade China’s competence of independent innovation, and take the lead in China’s marine science and technology.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University (TAMU) is a public research university in College Station, Texas, United States. It is a state flagship university and since 1948 is the founding member of the TAMU System. The TAMU system endowment is among the 10 largest endowments in the nation. As of 2017, TAMU’s student body is the largest in Texas and the second largest in the United States. TAMU’s designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution–the only university in Texas to hold all three designations–reflects a range of research with ongoing projects funded by organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. In 2001, TAMU was inducted as a member of the Association of American Universities.

The main campus is one of the largest in the United States, spanning 5,200 acres and is home to the George Bush Presidential Library. TAMU has more than 1,000 officially recognized student organizations. Working with various A&M-related agencies, the school has a direct presence in each of the 254 counties in Texas. The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through ten colleges and houses 18 research institutes.  As a Senior Military College, TAMU is one of six American public universities with a full-time, volunteer Corps of Cadets who study alongside civilian undergraduate students.

National Center for Atmospheric Research

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) provides the atmospheric and related Earth system science community with world-class facilities and services that were beyond the reach of any individual institution. This includes state-of-the-art resources such as a supercomputing center, research aircraft and observing tools, sophisticated computer models, and extensive data sets.

NCAR's in-house staff of preeminent researchers and engineers works with community collaborators to ensure that these resources and facilities are capable of meeting the demands of today's greatest scientific challenges. NCAR scientists also delve into fundamental research questions, producing a wealth of scientific publications that help lead the way for the broader Earth system science community. The organization also provides rich education and outreach opportunities, from scientific workshops and fellowships for early career scientists, to free public lectures.

NCAR is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, a nonprofit consortium of more than 115 colleges and universities. It is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, with additional facilities in Wyoming and Hawaii.