BEAMS Investment Partners

BEAMS PROGRAM Sponsorship Opportunities 2024

The BEAMS Program has been successful not only because of our faculty, programming and students, but also because of our partnerships in the academic, research and operational marine communities. To continue to grow the BEAMS Program and provide the high-caliber workforce pipeline needed in the marine industry, the College of Charleston is expanding its industry partnerships and securing philanthropic support for BEAMS students and faculty.

Companies and organizations who partner with BEAMS are provided with early access to the next generation of experienced ocean science surveyors through internships, alumni engagement opportunities and one-on-one interaction with top BEAMS students who are about to hit the job market. BEAMS Investment Partners – B.I.P.s will have a competitive edge in recruiting experienced and talented BEAMS graduates
and will gain a competitive advantage in the marine industry and a strong return on investment.

GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE level B.I.P. sponsorships are 3-year commitments of $10k, $5k, and $2.5k per year, respectively.  These critical sponsorships allow the BEAMS Program to plan forward to continue offering all the current activities while generating numerous new field courses and on-the-water opportunities, professional development, and curriculum experiences for our growing number of students.


Join our current B.I.P.s:


GOLD SPONSOR LEVEL ($10,000/year):   
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SILVER SPONSOR LEVEL ($5,000/year):   

eTrac, a Woolpert Company (since 2013)
Rock Bottom Hydrography, LLC (since 2022)
Geodynamics, an NV5 Company (since 2024)


BRONZE SPONSOR LEVEL ($2,500/year):   

Blue Dot GeoHydrographic, LLC (since 2023)



To learn more about the numerous benefits of becoming a B.I.P., click here.



(Vol. 1, February 2024)

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