Collaborating Partners

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.

Encounter Edu - Education Partners

Encounter Edu designs and delivers sponsored STEM and global learning programs transforming education inside and outside the classroom.

We specialise in live-linking global topics to the classroom and creating bespoke education programmes designed to engage and inspire. Our immersive learning experiences give students the necessary understanding and skill sets to tackle the world's most pressing issues.

With over 40 per cent of the global population between the ages of ten and 24, we believe building young people's empathy for and literacy of issues from ocean health to climate change, and artificial intelligence to refugees will not only spark their curiosity but also trigger their engagement for long term change.

Helly Hansen (Apparel Partner)

Founded in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen continues to develop professional grade apparel that helps people stay and feel alive. Through insights drawn from living and working in the world’s harshest environments, the company has developed a long list of first-to-market innovations, including the first supple waterproof fabrics more than 140 years ago. Other breakthroughs include the first fleece fabrics in the 1960s, the first technical base layers in the 1970s, made with Lifa® Stay Dry Technology, and today’s award winning and patented H2Flow™ temperature regulating system. Helly Hansen is a leader in technical sailing and performance ski apparel, as well as premium workwear. Its ski uniforms are worn and trusted by more than 55,000 professionals and can be found on Olympians, National Teams, and at more than 200 ski resorts and mountain guiding operations around the world. Helly Hansen’s outerwear, base layers, sportswear and footwear are sold in more than 40 countries and trusted by outdoor professionals and enthusiasts around the world. To learn more about Helly Hansen’s latest collections, visit

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.


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.

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.

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.

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)

About the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)

The IMarEST is an international learned society and membership body that brings marine engineers, marine scientists and marine technologists together into one multi-disciplinary professional body. The largest marine organisation of its kind, it spans 128 countries and works to promote the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide. Members are able to gain professional registration through the Institute (such as Technician, Incorporated, Registered or Chartered status).

The IMarEST is an NGO with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and observer status at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, International Hydrographic Organization, the London Convention/London Protocol (LC/LP) and the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP). It has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international intergovernmental meetings where its specialized marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine mining.

Ocean Elders

Ocean Elders brings together global leaders to use their collective influence to pursue the protection of the ocean’s habitat and wildlife. We heed The Seventh Generation Principle, which is based on the Iroquois philosophy and codified in the Iroquois Great Law of Peace (the model for the U.S. Constitution) that the decisions we make today should lead to a sustainable world seven generations into the future.


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.

Global Ocean Trust

The Global Ocean Trust aims is to bring new technologies, partnerships and sources of finance to address key marine conservation challenges. A global network of experts, set up by Torsten Thiele, Global Ocean Trust engages a broad range of public and private partners in delivering better ocean governance. By promoting ocean optimism, designing innovative solutions and developing blue finance options, we aim to encourage influencers and stakeholders to engage productively with the ocean and to embrace the opportunities that are available to help our blue planet to sustain all life.

Ocean Unite

Ocean Unite was founded in 2015 to unify and mobilize impactful voices at key moments that matter to drive positive Ocean conservation action.

We are an expert group of leaders, thinkers, and strategists,
a movement accelerator at the forefront of driving positive change for people and the planet. We support key global events, build and create new business relationships, engage
a growing global audience, and disrupt the status quo when necessary.


The Paralenz Dive Camera is an underwater camera built by divers for divers.

DeepSea Power & Light

DeepSea Power & Light is a U.S. Company with over 35 years of experience manufacturing underwater lights, cameras, batteries, lasers and pressure relief valves for deep diving submersibles, ROVs, AUVs, offshore oil, and commercial divers.

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.

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM: For over 120 years the Western Australian Museum has grown to be the premier cultural and science organisation along the eastern Indian Ocean seaboard, with a very active science program backed by extensive natural and cultural research collections. And the growth continues with our new museum currently under construction. It is one of the most significant museum redevelopments in the world today.