Democratising science is the heart of everything we do. Our knowledge exchange programmes are co-defined and co-delivered with ocean nation partners to meet their priorities. National scientists, marine managers, policy makers and their communities should all have an integral role in the process of marine science and ocean management – from determining research priorities to data acquisition, field research, analysis and ultimately the publication of new knowledge to inform ocean management priorities.

Nekton’s knowledge exchange programme undertaken during our Missions - underpinned with taxonomic workshops, research grants and fellowships - creates a collaborative and equitable process through four key areas of activity:

1. Co-creation of science objectives and outcomes

2. Joint research and skills exchange

3. Joint analysis, publication and engagement

4. Ownership by ocean nations of all data and specimens