Early during the scoping phase of the project, it became clear that even with such a large group from all of the surveys, it would be necessary to work with university and academic partners to fill in a few holes in expertise. Individuals from the following institutes and universities made significant contributions. This included not only essential information, expertise, and data, but also a significant number of work hours. Collaborating institutes include: Alfred Wegener Institute, The Center for Earth Evolution and Dynamics at the University of Oslo, University College Dublin, University of Bergen, University of Iceland, and University of Utrecht.