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Founded in 1984, the mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe. The SETI Institute is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education and public outreach. The Institute today employs over 100 scientists, educators and support staff. Research at the Institute is anchored by two centers: the Center for SETI Research (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and the Center for the Study of Life in the Universe.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1958. NASA grew out of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics and conducts its work in four principle organizations, called mission directorates: Aeronautics, Exploration Systems, Science, and Space Operations

Founded in 1939, NASA Ames Research Center has evolved into one of the nation's premiere research labs in support of NASA missions. Located in Silicon Valley, NASA Ames has created partnerships with leading universities and high-technology industry leaders.

The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) is a virtual organization that represents a partnership between NASA and competitively selected NAI Lead Teams to promote, conduct, and lead integrated multidisciplinary astrobiology research. These and other partnerships are helping to train a new generation of researchers in the discipline of astrobiology and reach out to teachers, students and the general public.

Aqua Lung is the name that first introduced the world to Scuba diving more than 60 years ago when Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Emille Gagnan developed the first "Aqua-Lung." The excitement and adventurous spirit of that first dive continues today and is reflected in Aqua Lung's dedication to quality and innovation.


Specialized Bicycles, founded in Morgan Hill, CA, in 1974, is a companyof devout cyclists obsessed with creating cutting edge, functional and technically advanced products that provide a performance benefit for the cycling enthusiast. Specialized was awarded the first annual Sustainable Quality Award (SQA) from the City of Morgan Hill for demonstrated excellence in the categories of economic development, stewardship of the environment, and social responsibility.


The objective of the Universidad Catolica del Norte is, through the Direction of Investigations and Posdocs, to support, graduate programs, and to train and support the technical assistance to faculties, units, schools, and departments of our sister faculties.


Keep a record of representative samples of the biogeographical diversity of the Bolivian provinces through the implementation of political and strategical plans and programs, to enable the preservation of the biodiversity, and including the participation of local populations with benefits for the current and future generations.

Sergeotecmin, Bolivia

Wings WorldQuest, Inc. was created in 2003 to expand the mission of Wings Trust - to identify, to research, to promote, and to celebrate the contributions of extraordinary women explorers, in all areas/fields of study, around the world, from all periods of history.


Ocean Technology Systems is the Leader in State-of-the-Art Underwater Communication Systems servicing the Sport, Commercial, Movie Industry, Search & Rescue and Military communities around the world!

CHEP is the global leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving customers in a wide range of industrial and retail supply chains, including consumer goods, fruit and vegetable, meat, home improvement, beverage, raw materials, petro-chemical and automotive industries.

Multinational Diving Educators Association International, Inc. (MDEA) was founded in 1984 by a group of diving professionals from all areas of the diving industry. MDEA is truly the most complete and innovative Certification Agency in the world. For more information about MDEA and their programs, products and support materials, visit the MDEA website .


USIA is an American corporation established in 1987 as a manufacturing firm mainly involved in defense contracting. In 1989 the first recreational diving suits were offered to a select few diving retailers due to an increased demand for quality recreational dry suits.