NEKTON DEPLOYS THE LATEST SUBSEA TECHNOLOGIES TO EXPLORE THE DEEP OCEAN AND ACCELERATE ITS SUSTAINABLE GOVERNANCE

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Nekton: noun – zoology / aquatic animals able to swim against currents
Project Nekton:  the codename for the first descent to full ocean depth in 1960.

Nekton explores the depths of the ocean to reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind

Our exploratory Missions are at the core of all our work.

Leading an Alliance of global partners, we undertake multidisciplinary scientific research of the state of the deep ocean, the planet’s most critical, yet least explored, ecosystem. Our discoveries inform global decision makers and ignite public interest to catalyse change.

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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.

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2 ships, 2 submersibles, 1 ROV, 30 scientists, 9 technical divers, 20 crew, 25 partner organisations

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FROM THE SURFACE TO THE SEAFLOOR, NEKTON’S MISSIONS DEPLOY SOME OF THE LATEST UNDERSEA TECHNOLOGIES.

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