NEKTON'S MISSION IS TO USE EXPLORATION AND SCIENCE TO FOCUS THE WORLD'S ATTENTION ON THE HEALTH OF THE DEEP OCEAN.
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SCIENTISTS HAVE ONLY RECENTLY BEGUN TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DEEP OCEAN IN REGULATING CLIMATE AND THE LIFE-SUPPORT SYSTEMS OF OUR PLANET.
However, very little is known about the deep ocean’s physical, biological and chemical characteristics including its function, health and resilience.
Scientific understanding is at the core of Nekton’s work. The objective is to maximise the global impact of its expeditions to motivate everyone, from world leaders to schoolchildren, to protect the deep ocean before it’s too late.
Since 2009, XL Catlin has supported major scientific programs investigating key indicators of climate change.
The XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey will collect a baseline of physical, biological and chemical data from the surface to the sea floor to assess the function, health and resilience of the deep ocean.
2 ships, 2 submersibles, 1 ROV, 30 scientists, 9 technical divers, 20 crew, 25 partner organisations
FROM THE SURFACE TO THE SEAFLOOR, NEKTON’S MISSIONS DEPLOY SOME OF THE LATEST UNDERSEA TECHNOLOGIES.
What do we know about
the deep ocean
We have better maps of mars than we do our own seabed