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Sponsors and Institutional Members


We work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. EA is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. We were established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment.
We design smart, resilient solutions across the natural and built environments to help everyone live and work more sustainably with water. By harnessing research, data insights and the power of our collective expertise, we help the world to better understand the changing influence and impact of water. Drawing on our unique capabilities in science, technology and engineering, we invest in knowledge and innovate to address future challenges and opportunities.
As the UK’s oldest oceanographic organisation, SAMS is working to provide the knowledge, education and engagement to secure healthy and sustainable oceans. Based in Oban on the west coast of Scotland, SAMS delivers multidisciplinary research in marine science, trains 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students in marine science, and applies its knowledge to solve global, national and local challenges our oceans and ocean users face.

Institutional Members

Finance, IECS Ltd, United Kingdom

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) is Germany's research institute for the study of tropical marine ecosystems and their services to human societies. The mission of ZMT is ensuring the protection and sustainable use of tropical coastal ecosystems through research, capacity development and consulting activities in close cooperation with international and national partners.

National Museum Wales, United Kingdom

Based in Camberley, Surrey, Planet Ocean represents gold standard manufacturers of oceanographic, hydrographic and meteorological instruments from around the world, as well as designing and manufacturing bespoke instruments and systems for ocean research. Planet Ocean operates a specialist division “ecoSUB Robotics” ( formed to develop small, affordable, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), designed and developed in collaboration with the Marine Autonomous Robotics Systems group at the NOC Southampton.

Research Institute for Nature & Forest (INBO), Belgium