Program partners

We work with leading science and education partners to introduce the oceans to 10 million young people by 2020.

Association for Science Education (ASE) is the largest subject association in the UK. As the professional body for those involved in science education from pre-school to higher education, the ASE provides a national network supported by a dedicated staff team.

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ), with the Bermuda Zoological Society, has a shared mission to inspire appreciation and care of island environments. We fulfill our mission through our animal habitat exhibits, which focus on species from oceanic islands, as well as related environmental education, conservation projects and research programmes.

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent US non-profit scientific research and educational organization based in Bermuda. For over 100 years BIOS-based researchers and visiting scientists have worked to explore the ocean and address important local and global environmental issues.

Bluewave Telecommunications Networks Limited (TNL) is a Bermuda-based and owned telecommunication company that specializes in high-speed wireless solutions. Our mission is to harness Wi-Fi technology to bring super-fast wireless communications to the local market at an affordable price.

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is an institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), that delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. Through its extensive logistic capability and know-how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure help sustain a world leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs.

CARMABI strives to contribute to the sustainable development and management of the natural resources in the Caribbean region through research, nature management and environmental education. Established in 1955 as a marine research institute, Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI) has 4 pillars on which it works; scientific research on both marine and terrestrial ecological subjects, nature management of marine and terrestrial parks, environmental education, public advise and consultancy to third parties. Today CARMABI provides facilities and logistical support to upwards of 70 visiting researchers and graduate students per year, manages nine protected areas on Curaçao , the largest of which is the 1,860-hectare Christoffelpark, and runs an educational program reaching about 12,000 school children per year.

Exeter University is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students and is in the top one per cent of universities worldwide. Exeter is also ranked 14th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 13th in the Guardian University Guide 2018. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University ranked 16th nationally, with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality, while in 2017, Exeter was awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.

Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland contributes to evidence-based, progressive solutions to the problems of a rapidly changing world within the existing and projected frameworks of those problems: political, environmental, social, economic, technical.

International Year of the Reef 2018 (IYOR2018) : IYOR2018 has been created to increase public awareness is an essential element of coral reef conservation, and is necessary to ensure that the value of, and the threats to, coral reefs are understood by the general public. Initiatives must reflect national and regional priorities as well as local culture, knowledge and must facilitate public involvement in coral reef conservation related activities. ICRI members adopted a recommendation on continuing coral reef awareness efforts during IYOR.

National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the UK’s main Centre for study of the global ocean, continental shelves and the deep sea. It conducts research into ocean circulation, sea-level rise, ocean chemistry and biology, the processes on and under the ocean floor and how these all interact. The NOC operates the UK’s two large oceanographic research ships Discovery and James Cook and develops advanced technologies for exploring the oceans such as robotic submersibles.

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the UK's main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. Our work covers the full range of atmospheric, Earth, biological, terrestrial and aquatic science, from the deep oceans to the upper atmosphere and from the poles to the equator. We coordinate some of the world's most exciting research projects, tackling major issues such as climate change, environmental influences on human health, the genetic make-up of life on Earth, and much more. From 1 April 2018, NERC is part of UK Research & Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.

Nekton explores the depths of the ocean to reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind. The aim of the Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute (Nekton) is to create a step-change in our knowledge and understanding of the ocean to accelerate its sustainable governance. Learn more about our purpose, objectives, operations and funding.

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is an independent, impartial provider of scientific research and contract services relating to the marine environment. PML focuses on understanding how marine ecosystems function, their role in the Earth system and how we can protect this important environment for the prosperity of future generations. A truly interdisciplinary marine research centre and charity, PML delivers highly innovative research and solutions for national and international marine and coastal programmes. PML’s research is timely, highly relevant to UK and international societal needs and has at its core the mission to contribute to issues concerned with understanding global change and the health and sustainability of marine ecosystems.

Skype in the classroom supports teachers everywhere to use Skype to help their students meet new people, discover new cultures and connect to classes from around the world, all without leaving the classroom. Skype in the classroom is a free global community that invites teachers to collaborate on classroom projects where they might use Skype, and share skills and inspiration.