CMR Membership

The purpose of the various forms of Membership at CMR is to provide formal access to the scientific and technical resources and staff at WHOI through the Center for Marine Robotics, provide connectivity to a robust cluster of marine robotics and related other businesses and invite partnership development and business prospects with the Center for Marine Robotics. Membership Inquiries can be directed to Leslie-Ann McGee at lmcgee@whoi.edu.

CMR offers three different types and levels of Membership:

Affiliate Membership

General Membership

General + Defense Membership

Cost
The Affiliate Membership carries a three-year initial commitment with dues assessed annually. The first year of membership, defined from the date of Agreement signage, is $7,500 with years two and three at a membership dues cost of $10,000 per annum.

Cost
The General Membership carries a three-year commitment with dues assessed annually. The cost is $55,000 per year or $50,000 per year if annual membership is paid 30 days prior to end of membership year or if the three years of membership is paid in full ($150,000) during the first year of membership.

Cost
The General Plus Defense Membership carries a three-year commitment with dues assessed annually. The cost is $80,000 per year or $75,000 per year if annual membership is paid 30 days prior to end of membership year or if the three years of membership is paid in full ($225,000) during the first year of membership.

Eligibility
Companies or organizations eligible for Affiliate membership are those in the marine robotics or related fields that are beyond the start-up stage and have gross revenues between $5M-$50M

Eligibility
Companies or organizations eligible for General membership are those in the marine robotics or related fields that are large and well established, are seeking solid research partnerships and other funded activities with WHOI CMR and are generally more than 500 employees and over $50M in revenues.

Eligibility
U.S. Defense Companies.

Benefits-At-A-Glance

BenefitAffiliateGeneral MemberGeneral Member + Defense

CMR Advisory Panel

 

X
(1)

X
(1)

Annual CMR Meeting

X
(1, Affiliate Portion)

X
(4)

X
(4)

Entrepreneurs Forum

 X
(2)

X
(2)

X
(2)

Defense Meeting Activities

 

 

X
(4)

WHOI Research Staff Access (Private Lab, Tour, Demo)

X
(1x year)

X
(2x year)

X
(2x year)

Community Building and Networking

    Social Events / Lectures

 

X

X

    Monthly WHOI Robotics Cluster Seminar Series

X
(Presentation)

X
 (Attend)

X
(Attend)

Sponsor and Participate

    CMR Consortia Meetings

 

X

X

    Students/Post-Docs

 

X

X

    Exclusive Research

 

X

X

    Informal Visits and CMR Suite Access

 

X

X

Member Only Website Access

 

X

X

Logo and Company Description on Website and Other Materials

X

X

X

DunkWorks Access

X
(50 hr/yr)

 

 

Last updated: January 26, 2017