MISSION PARTNERS

Our strength is in the sum of our parts. First Descent Alliance unites governments, businesses, media, academia, education and civil society organisations with a shared and common purpose to restore planetary resilience. There are 53 confirmed partners currently:

Mission Partner (1): Omega.

Strategic Partners (8): The Commonwealth; Teledyne Marine, Sonardyne (Official Subsea Technology Partners), Associated Press (Official News Agency Partner), Inmarsat (Official Satellite Communications Partner), Kensington Tours (Official Tourism Partner), Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association – WIOMSA (Official Knowledge Exchange Partner), University of Oxford.

Collaborating Partners (20): CEFAS (Subsea Research Equipment); Deep Sea Power and Light, Paralenz, Bowtech (Subsea Camera & Light Partners); Triton (Submersible Partners); Priavo Security (Maritime Security); Technicolor, AXA & Encounter EDU (Education); Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology – IMarEST; EYOS Expeditions (Logistics); Great Campaign (UK Government, Foreign & Commonwealth Office); Ocean Unite, Helly Hansen (Official Apparel Partner), IUCN, Project Zero, Blue Prosperity Coalition, Waitt Institute (Maldives Blue Prosperity), Oxford Nanopore Technology (Sequencing technologies), Garfield Weston Foundation.

Seychelles Partners (14): Government: Ministries of 1) Environment, Energy and Climate Change, 2) Education, 3) Blue Economy and 4) Tourism. National Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation (NISTI), Office of the Former President; NGOs: University of Seychelles (UniSey), Island Conservation Society (ICS), Seychelles Island Foundation (SIF), Marine Conservation Society Seychelles (MCCS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), SeyCATT, Parastatal: Seychelles Fishing Authority, Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation.

Maldives Partners (10): Government Ministries (Fisheries, Environment, Tourism), Marine Research Institute, The Maldives National University; IPNLF, Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme, Manta Trust, Coral Research Institute, I.D.E.A.S