Collaborating Partners

The Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Secretariat, established in 1965, supports Commonwealth member countries to achieve development, democracy and peace. We are a voice for small and vulnerable states and a champion for young people. We help to strengthen governance, build inclusive institutions and promote justice and human rights. Our work helps to grow economies and boost trade, empower young people, and address threats such as climate change, debt and inequality. We provide training and technical assistance and support decision-makers to draw up legislation and deliver policies. We deploy experts and observers who offer impartial advice and solutions to national problems. We also provide systems, software and research for managing resources. A key area the Commonwealth Secretariat assists Commonwealth states is in the sustainable development of their ocean space and blue economies. Through the Commonwealth Blue Charter, Commonwealth states have agreed to cooperate on principled ocean action to meet their many national, regional and international commitments on the ocean

Bibby HydroMap (Subsea Survey Partner)

Bibby HydroMap specialise in the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of highly accurate and precisely positioned seabed and sub-seabed survey data. Our expert knowledge together with the use of innovative technology supports a range of offshore operations.

Working with clients across a range of industries since 1997, we have established ourselves as a leading provider of hydrographic, geophysical, UXO, ROV and asset inspection surveys. We drive quality and innovation throughout all aspects of the business, and our company values are fully focused on delivering excellent customer service. We have a solid reputation in the industry, which has been built on years of successful working relationships with our clients.


The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is a world leader in marine science and technology, providing innovative solutions for the aquatic environment, biodiversity and food security. Cefas provides a wide range of services includes Research, consultancy, emergency response, laboratory services and analysis, programme management, training, specialists surveys and technology.

Priavo Security (Maritime Security)

Priavo Maritime Security Inc. protect vessels against piracy, organised crime, cyber-attack and international terrorism which are a constant global threat in port and at sea. Priavo’s Maritime Security Operatives (MSO) have extensive experience from their time within Special Forces, Maritime Anti-Terrorist Units and the Royal Marine Commandos and have gained maximum exposure to global maritime security threats. Fully vetted, licensed and armed security personnel will provide comprehensive risk management and protection services for the Nekton vessel, scientists, guests and crew throughout Mission II.

Great Britain Campaign

The GREAT Britain campaign showcases the best of what Great Britain has to offer to inspire the world and encourage people to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK. It is the Government’s most ambitious international promotional campaign ever, uniting the efforts of the public and private sector to generate jobs and growth for Britain. The campaign has already secured confirmed economic returns of £2.7bn for the UK. The GREAT Britain campaign captures the best of all that is familiar about the UK, but also what is new and surprising about this country. The campaign aim's is to encourage people around the world to think and feel differently about the UK.

Triton Submarines

With more than 350 years of collective experience, the team at Triton are one of the most knowledgeable civil submersible experts on the planet. Their submersibles are designed, tested and certified to the most rigorous safety standards and provide an excellent platform for science, archaeology, exploration and filming. Triton Submarines LLC is based in Vero Beach, Florida, USA.

Sonardyne - Subsea Communications Partner

Sonardyne International Ltd. is an independent, UK-based underwater technology and engineering company. Sonardyne designs and delivers a wide range of subsea communications, sensing, imaging and positioning technologies for the global ocean science, offshore energy, defence and marine resources industries.

Sonardyne was founded in 1971 with the vision of improving the safety and efficiency of underwater navigation for divers in the North Sea through innovation in acoustic signal processing, hardware design and custom engineering. From those origins, innovation and performance have maintained the company’s reputation for technical leadership and, today, it has an unrivalled portfolio of acoustic and non-acoustic technologies for use in the most challenging marine environments. Its vision in 2019 and beyond is to continue to facilitate safe, secure, economical and environmentally sound operations upon and within the world’s seas and oceans.

Subsea Consultants

Subsea Consultants provide for all subsea related activities and provide real world cost reduction options for the industry as a whole, whilst maintaining a robust and realistic dedication to Safety and the Environment/Ocean. They have supported projects with operational and technical guidance for 5 years, in addition to developers and tier 2/3 contractors, they provide oversight on tendering, commercial and contract management.

EYOS Expeditions

EYOS Expeditions are world experts in organising bespoke vessel-based expeditions to the world’s most remote, wild or culturally rich locations. EYOS designs itineraries often for unique super yachts and their owners, manages aviation and submersible logistics, secures necessary permits, consults on vessel design and provides shoreside support and onboard guidance for a diverse portfolio of projects globally. Whether exploring the Highlands of Papua New Guinea or navigating in Antarctica to a position further south than any vessel in history had ever been, EYOS have enabled hundreds of expeditions around the world.

LH Cameras

LH-Camera is a technology company with great knowledge and experience with video and light under the sea surface, which located in Fredericia, Denmark. The company is specialised in collecting information underwater and its primary purpose is to help other companies working with or underwater to visualises and record video to facilitate their work and documentation.

The company has a large portfolio of subsea underwater camcorders, recorders, led lamps, subsea cables and finished systems for survey and documentation. Over the years, the company has developed large numbers of complex solutions for installation of offshore wind turbines and monitoring of sea trout farming.

Technicolor Animation and Games

The Technicolor Animation & Games family is home to world-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the development, creation, management, and delivery of animated entertainment content. Technicolor has development offices in Los Angeles and Paris and maintains studios in Paris, Montreal, Belgium, and Bangalore, creating high-quality computer-generated animation for motion pictures, television, direct-to-home, video games, 3D/4D location-based entertainment, and other content platforms. Our Technicolor Animation Productions (TAP) and Technicolor Creative Development (TCD) groups are well-suited to produce content starring world-beloved characters, as well as develop and produce original intellectual properties. Technicolor partners with studios, networks, and licensing partners to create brands and amplify established ones.

The Deep is a co-production between Australia-based A Stark Production (scripts, design, and music) and Canada-based DHX Media (CG production, voices, and post-production), with distribution also handled by DHX Media. Technicolor, underlying rights holder to The Deep, has oversight of the brand’s licensing extensions, along with CPLG, a DHX Media company and one of the world’s leading licensing agencies.

The Deep follows the adventures of the Nekton family, a brilliant team of underwater explorers. With state-of-the-art technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons explore the mysterious depths of the ocean, where most of our world lies unexplored and unexplained. Capturing a loyal, international fan base The Deep airs on broadcast and streaming networks worldwide in more than 180 markets. The global hit has garnered numerous international industry awards, including the 2017 Kidscreen Award for Best New Series (Kids Category); the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards in Australia for Children’s Television (5-14 years-old); and the Golden Sparrow Award at the German Children's Media Festival.

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)

Encounter Edu


Created in 1948, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 member organisations and some 16,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of the best practices, tools and international standards. Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.