Partners and Cooperating Institutions

The sanctuary partners with many organizations, either formally or informally, for a variety of projects, both large and small. Formal partnerships involve a Memorandum of Agreement or Memorandum of Understanding. In many cases, partnerships are developed between staff members to forward work on projects that will benefit the environment and the interests of the participating organizations.

This list is representative of the scope and variety of partnerships that have taken place in the past, exist today, or will continue on into the future. As new partnerships are established, we will add to this list.

Museums, Aquariums, and Nature Centers

Boston Museum of Science

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Maine Maritime Museum

The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Connecticut

Maritime Gloucester

Mystic (Connecticut) Aquarium

New Bedford Whaling Museum

New England Aquarium

New Hampshire for Seacoast Science Center

North and South River Watershed Association

Provincetown Museum

Rhode Island Audubon Environmental Center

Scituate Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum

South Shore Natural Science Center

Worcester Ecotarium

Academic (Research and Education) Partners

Boston University

College of the Atlantic

Duke University

Emerson College

Harvard University

Long Island University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Sea Grant

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Northeastern University

Stanford University

Syracuse University

University of California Santa Cruz

University of Connecticut

University of New Hampshire

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

University of Massachusetts - Boston

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

University of Rhode Island

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole Sea Grant

Cohasset Center for Student Coastal Research

Numerous K-12 schools in the sanctuary region

Non-Governmental Organizations

Atlantic Marine Bird Cooperative

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

Center for Coastal Studies

Hispanic Access Foundation

International Fund For Animal Welfare

Maine Historical Society

Mass Audubon

Massachusetts Marine Educators

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative

Nuttall Ornithological Club

Ruthetta Halbower Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Fund

Volgenau Foundation

Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Businesses and Industry Organizations

Boston Harbor City Cruises

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Captain John Boats Whale Watching

Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch

Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

Massachusetts Marine Trades Organization

Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association

National Marine Manufacturers Association

Newburyport Whale Watch

Seven Seas Whale Watch

Stellwagen Bank Charter Boat Association

View a video about a public-private partnership between Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the National Marine Manufacturers Association