Collaborating Partners

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.

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.

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.

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 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


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.

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.

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.

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)

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 Sonics

Ocean Sonics designs and manufactures icListen, the world’s first smart digital hydrophone. Compact and easy to use, its small size makes it the perfect tool for sound data collection. Listen in real-time and improve decision making, or use as an acoustic recorder for long term deployments. The best data is collected by the best tools. icListens internal processing saves time. Digital sound is streamed live.

Integration and arrays have been simplified with the newest version of the smart hydrophone, Platform 4. Its small diameter makes it the best option for creating complex arrays, easily deployed by an individual or small team. Platform 4 maintains the range of depths, bandwidth and high-quality data while being lowest power and towable.

Ocean Sonics is dedicated to your success. We provide services in deployment, system design and integration, and data processing.

Listen Now. The Ocean Sonics Way.

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.

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.


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