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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Collaboration is one of our core values.

Addressing the complexity of ecological questions and the urgency of today's environmental challenges cannot be done without teamwork across sectors, disciplines, and ways of knowing. 

We partner with science-based NGOs, foundations, and governmental agencies on many of our research endeavors. Explore our current and recent partnerships below.

Current Partnerships

  • Ocean Health Index

    Our partnership with Conservation International to measure the health of our oceans and the many benefits they provide to people.

  • Gulf Ecosystem Initative

    Our partnership with the NOAA RESTORE team seeks to solve pressing problems across climate change, fisheries, and natural resource management in the Gulf of Mexico. This $3.5 million partnership will fund synthesis working groups and postdoctoral research for five years.

  • Morpho

    A new applied environmental science initiative that convenes working groups consisting of government agency, NGO, tribal, and academic researchers to develop and accelerate science in the service of environmental management.

  • DataONE

    Our collaboration with the University of New Mexico, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the California Digital Library, NESCent, and others to increase the accessibility of environmental data.

  • Openscapes

    Openscapes helps researchers reimagine data-intensive science, develop modern skills that are of immediate value to them, and cultivate collaborative and inclusive research teams.

  • Arctic Data Center

    Our partnership with DataONE and the National Centers for Environmental Information at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to increase the accessibility of Arctic data.


Recent Partnerships

  • Ocean Tipping Points

    A partnership with several academic institutions and NGOs to synthesize everything known about tipping points in marine ecosystems and provide guidance to ocean managers.

  • TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project

    A partnership with UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Energy Efficiency, funded by the TomKat Foundation and UC Office of the President, to develop feasible strategies for carbon neutrality.

  • Cell-based Seafood

    Our partnership with the Environmental Market Solutions Lab (emLab) to understand the key economic, ecological, social, and political conditions under which innovations in cell-based seafood could drive an ocean conservation benefit.

  • Want to partner with us?

    Let's talk. We are open to partnering with foundations, nonprofits, government agencies, or other scientific institutions that share our values of collaboration and science-based problem solving.