Strategic Carbon has developed long-term relationships with some of the world’s premier institutions of higher education, research, and entrepreneurial commerce in the fields of ocean science, technology and engineering, energy, and environmental management. These universities will enable Strategic Carbon to ensure the highest levels of quality in scientific research, testing, and monitoring across the spectrum of services the company offers.

In addition, the affiliations will embrace opportunities for global students to participate in the basic and applied science, technology advances, commercial development, and business incubation of a cutting-edge scientific enterprise. Strategic Carbon will actively participate in adding measurable value to the academic and research missions of these institutions through adjunct faculty roles, shared equipment innovations, collaborative internships and graduate student engagement, and contributions to university economic development and corporate alliances.

GLOBAL ACADEMIC ALLIANCE PARTNERS

While details of these operating relationships are being formed, the following universities are currently discussing work with Strategic Carbon principals to develop integrated capabilities:

  • Texas A&M University, USA
    A primary analytical laboratory for Strategic Carbon with strong Gulf Coast industry relationships and commercial development partnerships;
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (International Center for Climate and Society, School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology), USA
    A key location for Strategic Carbon to focus on Arctic methane hydrate science and the seminal study of environmental finance and risk management issues;
  • University of Bergen, Norway
    An international research university dedicated to advancing research, science, and higher education and with strong academic focus on global environmental issues;
  • University of Auckland, New Zealand
    A highly respected institution with strong capabilities in geophysics and seismic analysis—key elements to ocean floor surveys for evaluating potential locations for carbon sequestration and methane hydrate exploration, affording Strategic Carbon a productive academic, research, and development collaboration.
  • Norwegian Institute for Water Research (Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning), Norway
    NIVA and Strategic Carbon will develop and test technology for assessment of ocean sediment gas hydrate energy potential, carbon dioxide sequestration residence time, and environmental health.