The International Galapagos Science Consortium (IGSC), a network of collaborating institutions and scientists, is designed to provide operational support for the Galapagos Science Center and to form an alliance of international institutions including universities, research organizations, corporations, government agencies, and non-government organizations. The goal is to create a scientific network that is powered by a diversity of thought, perspectives, techniques, approaches, visions, and a data infrastructure that are leveraged through integrative science to create a collaborative global network of institutions and scholars for the innovative study of island ecosystems. Membership in the Consortium affords the opportunity to work with members in showcasing research and education being conducted in a world-renowned protected area to better understand the social, terrestrial, and marine sub-systems in the Galapagos Islands as a template to examine other similarly challenged island ecosystems around the globe. The Consortium publicizes solutions, technologies, and outcomes with Consortium members to develop innovative data protocols, analytical methods, and synthesis of findings to address common interests.
Members of the IGSC include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, James Cook University, University of South Alabama, University of the Sunshine Coast, and North Carolina State University.