NEKTON EXPLORES THE DEPTHS OF THE OCEAN TO REVEAL THE UNKNOWN FOR THE BENEFIT OF HUMANKIND
nek · ton | -tuh n noun – Zoology ‘Aquatic animals that are able to swim and move independently of water currents.’
PROJECT NEKTON: The codename for the first descent to full ocean depth in 1960.
NEKTON OXFORD DEEP OCEAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The aim of the Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute (‘Nekton’) is to help change our knowledge and understanding of the world’s oceans to speed up the protection and governance of our last great wilderness, the deep ocean.
The Nekton Story
The deep ocean – beneath 200m – is the planet's largest, most vital ecosystem, yet we don’t fully understand how it functions or how healthy it is. We now have the technology to discover more of our planet in the next ten years than we have in the past 100,000. It's time to go deep.
Since our first Mission in 2016, we have contributed positive impact through major scientific discoveries, multi-disciplinary collaborative research missions, capacity development initiatives, activating ocean data, global public engagement and education, and catalysing ocean policy.
Nekton is run by a core team of management and staff combining world-class experience across scientific research, multidisciplinary marine research expeditions, submersible operations, multi-platform content creation and distribution, marketing and communications.
Governance & Advisory
Nekton is a registered charity, led by a board of Trustees supported by an Advisory Board of experts.
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