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Logos for (left to right) the Galapagos Science Center, the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies, and Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Blank world map with a circle graphic in the middle reading "IGSC" and the text "International Galapagos Science Consortium" printed at the bottom.

Logos for (left to right) James Cook University-Australia, University of the Sunshine Coast, University of South Alabama, and NC State University

What is the International Galapagos Science Consortium?

It is a network of collaborating institutions and scientists, which 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 of the International Galapagos Science Consortium (IGSC) 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.

Benefits of Consortium Membership

Membership in the International Galapagos Science Consortium provides the opportunity for international partners to access the Galapagos Science Center on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos for research, education, and community outreach. The Galapagos Science Center is a unique capacity that has been created through a strategic partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.

Why join the Consortium?

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 Consortium include:

  • James Cook University, Australia
  • University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • University of South Alabama, USA
  • North Carolina State University, USA

How to become a Consortium member?

For more information, please contact Amanda Thompson, Interim Director, UNC Center for Galapagos Studies.