Strategic partners

Strategic Partners of the Nekton Alliance collaborate on individual Mission or across all of our Missions and provide tactical and operational leadership and support.



  • Canada: Gov. Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Bermuda: Gov. Department of the Environment & Natural Resources


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. 


  • 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)


  • Sargasso Sea Commission
  • Ocean Elders
  • IUCN
  • Global Ocean Trust
  • Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

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.


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.

Google Expeditions

With Google Expeditions, students can take field trips right from their classroom. Expeditions allows a teacher acting as a “guide” to lead classroom-sized groups of “explorers” through collections of 360° and 3D images while pointing out interesting sights along the way.

Digital Explorer

Digital Explorer is an award-winning education social enterprise based in London. A pioneer in the development of innovative real-world learning programmes, Digital Explorer supports teachers and students internationally to understand and engage with critical global issues from the oceans to cultural understanding. Their unique projects utilise the latest communication technologies to bring the world to the classroom. Digital Explorer is working with Nekton to create a Submarine STEM education programme that will provide young people with the opportunity to engage with, be inspired by and learn from the Deep Ocean Survey. Educational resources and materials that promote STEM careers will focus not only on the science but also on the diverse individuals who make up the expedition team.


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.


Teledyne Marine is a group of 23 leading-edge undersea technology product brands that have been assembled by Teledyne Technologies Inc. Teledyne Marine’s core technologies are organised into five key segments: Instruments, Imaging, Interconnect, Seismic and Vehicles, and serve a wide array of commercial, academic, and defense applications. Teledyne Bowtech specialises in the design and manufacture of highly innovative underwater vision systems, including colour and monochrome cameras, LED lights, strobes, and accessories. The Surveyor-HD-Pro camera, being used on the mission, is built upon the latest technology incorporating high definition and 30:1 colour zoom capabilities and housed inside a water corrected fused Quartz hemisphere window and 4000m rated titanium housing.

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.


IMarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multidisciplinary professional body. IMarEST is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership based in over 120 countries, it is a registered charity and provides grades of membership for everyone, from those seeking to become Chartered or gain other Professional Recognition, to those just starting out in their careers or studying in education.

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.

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) was founded in 2004 to address the issue of bottom trawling on the high seas, in the absence of an effective regime for the management of deep-sea fisheries on the high seas and in response to international concerns over the harmful impacts of deep-sea bottom trawling. Working with scientists, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations and numerous governments, the DSCC has effectively and consistently targeted the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and other international fora to call for action. Today more than 70 organisations worldwide are working together under the umbrella of the DSCC to protect cold-water corals and vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems.