Protecting our oceans to protect the planet
First Descent is a series of missions led by Nekton in the Indian Ocean to catalyse 30% protection by 2030.
Follow us as our scientists descend into unseen waters in submersibles to discover new species and to explore the effects of biodiversity, climate change and plastics on our seas.
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Seychelles and Maldives announce expedition to explore Indian Ocean.
The Governments of Seychelles and the Maldives announce a joint marine research expedition to explore and conserve the Indian Ocean.
Nekton Lecture At The RGS
Speakers at the event included Dr. Lucy Woodall - Principal scientist of Nekton, Sheena Talma - Seychellois Marine Biologist and Oliver Steeds - Mission directo
President Danny Faure of Seychelles visit to Nekton HQ
President Danny Faure was shown around Nekton HQ and was shown the most recent data analysis from our Seychelles expedition.
New scientists in the Nekton Lab
Sara Winter is working as an intern in our Oxford lab. She recently finished her masters in marine biology at James Cook University after studying at Zurich University.
WE CANT PROTECT WHAT WE DON'T KNOW
For a resilient ocean and a resilient planet, scientific consensus is calling for enforced protected areas covering at least 30% of the ocean by 2030.
We undertake Missions in partnership with ocean nations to send scientists into the deep ocean to discover and protect what’s there. Deploying cutting edge subsea technologies, we gather critical data to define conservation and management priorities and the designation of Marine Protected Areas. Our Missions are undertaken in partnership with our unique alliance of business, government, academia, media and civil society partners uniting behind a common purpose to explore and protect the ocean.