The Commission for Oceanography and Limnology (COL) of the Swiss Academy of Sciences has three main goals:

PROMOTE study and research opportunities and international contacts for Swiss students and scientists.
SUPPORT students who would like to enroll in oceanographic and limnological courses.
ADVERTISE marine and lake research through its website and symposia.

COL also serves as the Scientific Committee of Oceanic Research SCOR and its members are represented in international oceanographic bodies of experts.