The following universities and institutes have sent participants to the first workshop:
Dalhousie University, University of Victoria.
University of Cyprus.
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research.
Puertos del Estado.
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Scottish Association for Marine Science,
Liverpool University , Strathclyde University, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science,
Channel Coastal Observatory, Marine Biological Association, University of Sheffield.
Rutgers University, University of Connecticut, Oregon Health & Science University, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, University of North Carolina.