First Descent: Midnight Zone is a unique collaboration between Seychelles, Maldives and international partners across business, government, academia and civil society partners. They include:
Seychelles Partners (13): 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); 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.
Mission Partners (2): Omega, Kensington Tours
Strategic Partners (7): Teledyne Marine, Sonardyne (Official Subsea Technology Partners), Caladan Oceanic (Expedition Partner), Associated Press (Official News Agency Partner), Inmarsat (Official Satellite Communications Partner).
Collaborating Partners (18): CEFAS (Subsea Research Equipment), The Commonwealth; Deep Sea Power and Light, Paralenz, Bowtech (Subsea Camera & Light Partners); Triton (Submersible Partners); Priavo Security (Maritime Security); Technicolor, AXA-XL & Encounter EDU (Education); University of Oxford; Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology – IMarEST; EYOS Expeditions (Logistics); Paralenz; Great Campaign (UK Government, Foreign & Commonwealth Office); Ocean Unite, Helly Hansen (Apparel), IUCN, Project Zero, Sky Plc.