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Quantitative Aquatics, Inc. (Q-quatics) is a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental organization established in the Philippines in February 2017 (Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission registration # CN201704543, 09 February 2017; Bureau of Internal Revenue Tax Identification No. 009-556-512, 28 February 2017).
Q-quatics was created to support the assembly and dissemination of key data on living aquatic resources for the development of research tools in collaboration with international partners. As such, Q-quatics works closely with the global biodiversity information systems FishBase, SeaLifeBase, and the Catalogue of Life and the global aquatic biogeography initiative, AquaMaps.
Q-quatics also supports the cutting-edge databases and research developed by the Sea Around Us, which provides policy options for marine fisheries resources, their sustainable use and possible responses to climate change. As such, it partners with the Sea Around Us in identifying projects that would help initiate or maintain research on global fisheries and biodiversity conservation.
Q-quatics operates under the scientific guidance of the FishBase Consortium and is subject to Philippine national laws. Although its primary mission is not as a grant-making institution, Q-quatics can receive and disburse funds for the exclusive use of its affiliated projects, for which it allows indirect costs or overheads (institutional overheads) to a maximum of 10% of direct costs.