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
Official Subsea Technology Partner
Teledyne Marine is an organisation comprised of 23 leading-edge undersea technology brands that have been assembled by Teledyne Technologies Inc. Through acquisitions and collaboration, Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, providing the widest breadth of marine technology in the industry, now available through a single supplier. Each Teledyne Marine brand is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support.
With technologies divided into 5 core segments; Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic and Vehicles, Teledyne Marine sales staff can address not only brand level solutions, but turn-key, customised systems that leverage our full range of technology. Our goal is to provide one-stop purchasing capability, world-wide customer support, and the technical expertise to solve your toughest challenges.
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.
Caladan Oceanic is a private company dedicated to the advancement of undersea technology and supporting expeditions to increase the understanding of the oceans.
Official News Agency Partner
The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Their teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. They provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands.
Official Satellite Communications Partner
Inmarsat sets the standard in maritime communications with the world’s most advanced commercial global mobile satellite network. With a rich heritage spanning more than 39 years, Inmarsat enables the maritime industry to stay connected with its highly-reliable broadband satellite network and its range of leading voice and data services. Driving innovation in communications, Inmarsat is continually investing in new technology to improve life at sea and build maritime communities. When it matters most, thousands of vessels depend on Inmarsat to enhance operational and environmental efficiency, improve welfare and maximise safety at sea.
Blue Prosperity Coalition
Providing expertise, funding, and tools to create a comprehensive Marine Spatial Plan, the Blue Prosperity Coalition aims to promote growth and prosperity while empowering sustainable management of marine resources and ecosystems.
The Waitt Institute partners with governments, engage stakeholders, facilitate the policymaking process, and build capacity for effective implementation and long-term success to help grow Blue Economies and sustainably manage ocean resources.