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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.
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

ABPmer provides marine consultancy support to organisations around the globe; for 70 years we have been advising clients and undertaking applied research. We are recognised for our professionalism, technical ability and emphasis on service excellence.

Laboratoire Ecolab, CNRS, France

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