Jacobs University is a highly selective, international, residential university situated in Bremen, Germany, with currently 1300+ students from 109 nations. Language of instruction and for all campus communication, therefore, is English. Excellence and transdisciplinarity, diversity and community, leadership and values are the pillars of a Jacobs education.

Research spinoff rasdaman GmbH has been established for giving commercial support to the rasdaman Array Database technology. Founder and CEO of this Bremen based SME is Peter Baumann (secondary employment to his occupation as Professor at JUB ). Among rasdaman’s customers are Deutscher Wetterdienst / DE, VITO / BE, and UK MetOffice. The company is member of the German delegation to ISO and editor of the forthcoming ISO 9075 Part 15: SQL/MDA (Multi-Dimensional Arrays).

PML is an independent and impartial collaborative research centre with world-class research capacity in Earth Observation, ecosystem modelling, and marine ecosystem functioning. Its research programme contributes to the issues of climate change, marine pollution and sustainability. The Remote Sensing Group comprises 28 scientists and focuses on improving observations of the Earth’s ocean from satellite and aircraft, and exploiting these for real-world problems.

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an international organisation supported by 34 States: 20 Members and 14 Co-operating Members. ECMWF's principal objectives are the preparation, on a regular basis of medium-range and long-range weather forecasts for distribution to the meteorological services of the Member States; scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of these forecasts; the collection and storage of appropriate meteorological data. ECMWF's facility includes supercomputers, archiving systems and networks.

Meteorological and Environmental Earth Observation - MEEO S.r.l. ( is a privately-held company devoted to the implementation and development of products and services based on remote sensing of the Earth-Atmosphere system. Since 2006 MEEO is a consolidated partner of the European Space Agency (ESA).

CITE is a SME, activating in the broad domain of ICT systems engineering, research and consulting. The main commercial activities of the company include large scale systems design and implementation, techno-economic analysis of ICT systems and services and systems’ quality assurance and testing. In the area of research and innovation CITE designs and implements cutting edge solutions for cloud and distributed infrastructures, information retrieval and data management systems, specialized simulation and modeling tools etc, bringing beyond-state-of-the-art concepts into systems’ production lines.

NCI, part of the Australian National University is a comprehensive, vertically integrated research service that is engaged with and embedded with research communities, high-impact centres, and institutions and collaborates internationally. NCI has particular responsibility for national environmental research including climate change, earth system science, national water management, the geosciences, and earth observation, as well as national leadership in the ongoing strategy for supporting computational research.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is a United States government agency activating in aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA was founded in 1958 leading thereafter US space exploration effort. Its achievements, among others, include the renown Apollo moon-landing missions, the Miner, Pioneer and Voyager missions, the Space Shuttle, Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) and others.