About XL Catlin

Since 2009, XL Catlin has supported major scientific programs investigating key indicators of climate change.

The XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey is its third major ocean science research programme, following the XL Catlin Seaview Survey (2012-2016) and the Catlin Arctic Survey (2009-2011).

To manage risk effectively we must fully understand it. As insurers, we have an obligation to accelerate our knowledge of the risks that businesses, society and ecosystems will face in the future. In the case of our changing environment, that means collecting and sharing reliable, impartial scientific data.

The XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey is a pilot for a new systematic method that can be deployed by scientists globally to rapidly assess ocean health. Alongside Arctic sea-ice loss and a decline in coral reef health, ocean warming, sea level rise and ocean acidification are all being observed across the globe.

Understanding ocean-related risk is a priority. We have a duty to learn as much as we can about the ocean as a body and driver of change and the impact this may have on the lives of millions of people, and many of the risks XL Catlin insures.