American Chamber of Commerce in Korea
The American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM Korea) was founded in 1953, with a broad mandate to encourage the development of investment and trade between Korea and the United States. AMCHAM is the largest foreign chamber in Korea with around 2,000 individual members from almost 1,000 member companies with diverse interests and substantial participation in the Korean economy.
Korea Economic Institute
The Korea Economic Institute (KEI) is a non-profit policy and educational outreach institute promoting engagement and understanding between the U.S. and Korea on all aspects of the relationship. Based in Washington, DC, the institute has endeavored to strengthen this critical alliance over the last thirty years by developing Korea and Asia-related programs, supporting current research and collaborating with university and policy partners nation-wide.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans. The Monterey Bay Aquarium devotes nearly 200 galleries and exhibits to the diverse habitats of Monterey Bay. More than 35,000 animals and plants represent more than 550 species of fishes, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, birds and plants found in Monterey Bay and other marine habitats worldwide.
National Marine Sanctuaries-NOAA
NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary System manages 14 marine protected areas covering more than 150,000 square miles of ocean and Great Lakes waters from the Hawaiian Islands to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. Within these protected waters, majestic whales feed and migrate, coral reefs flourish, shipwrecks reveal secrets of our maritime history, and everyone can explore and enjoy the wonders of the sea. The mission of the national marine sanctuaries is to protect and enhance these natural and cultural treasures for future generations through scientific research, management and education.
Ocean Conservancy is the world’s foremost advocate for the oceans. Through science-based advocacy, research, and public education, we inform, inspire and empower people to speak and act for the oceans. Ocean Conservancy is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific, with support from more than half a million members and volunteers.
One World One Ocean
One World One Ocean, a cause-based media campaign creating IMAX 3D movies, TV series, videos, stories, and photos, generates global awareness of the ocean’s importance for a healthy planet for generations to come. Under Greg MacGillivray, twice Oscar-nominated IMAX filmmaker, the team is focused on being the ocean’s storyteller. We highlight the incredible creatures that live together in the ocean and the amazing people who are working hard to save them.
U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
University of Virginia
The only public university founded with a national purpose, the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., is distinctive among institutions of higher education. In 1819 Thomas Jefferson designed U.Va. to educate citizens to apply the political principles and participate in the social institutions enabled by his Declaration of Independence and Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Today U.Va. sustains Jefferson’s ideal of developing, through public education, innovative solutions to our most challenging social problems.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a private, independent organization in Falmouth, Mass., dedicated to marine research, engineering, and higher education. Established in 1930 on a recommendation from the National Academy of Sciences, its primary mission is to understand the ocean and its interaction with the Earth as a whole, and to communicate a basic understanding of the ocean’s role in the changing global environment.