Nekton Foundation

Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke Hill, Oxfordshire, OX5 1PF, U.K

Region Active

Global

Research organization

Activity

Marine research, Marine conservation technology, Submersibles, Ocean exploration

Description

Nekton Foundation is a marine research organisation dedicated to exploring and protecting the deep ocean. Nekton leads research expeditions and conducts the Ocean Health Check, deploying the latest human operated submersibles and deep sea technology to obtain ‘scientific data and media content to amplify ocean prioritisation, accelerate ocean literacy and inform organisations mandated with regional and international marine protection and stewardship. Nekton’s research catalyses the increase of Marine Protected Areas, improvements in marine resource management, pollution reduction, climate change mitigation and changes to consumer behaviour.’ They have conducted expeditions in Bermuda, Weddell's Sea, Indian Ocean in Seychelles and Maldives, amongst others.