The Mission was made possible through the generosity and support of the Nekton Alliance that united local, regional and international partners collaborating with a common purpose to explore and conserve the North-West Atlantic.

Mission I Title Sponsor

XL Catlin

Nekton Founding Partners

XL Catlin, Garfield Weston

Government Partners

Canada: Gov. Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Bermuda: Gov. Department of the Environment & Natural Resources

Participating Scientists & Institutions

University of Oxford, University of Florida, University of Puerto Rico, Trinity College (Hartford), Stanford University, Geological Survey of Ireland, Bedford Institute of Ocean Sciences, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)


Atlas are a consortium of 25 multi-stakeholder, multidisciplinary partners from leading organisations from Europe, the USA and Canada undertaking research of deep-sea habitats (200-2000 m) in the Atlantic Ocean. 

Technology Partners

Triton Submarines, Teledyne Marine, Bowtech, Project Baseline, Canon, VRTUL

Communications Partners

Google Expeditions, YouTube, CellOne, Digital Explorer, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI), Sirius XM

Ocean Policy & Stewardship 

Sargasso Sea Commission, Ocean Elders, IUCN, UNESCO, Global Ocean Trust, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition.