XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey


In 2016 the XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey was Nekton’s first multidisciplinary scientific research Mission to investigate the state of the ocean around Bermuda, the Sargasso Sea and the North West Atlantic.

The Mission was supported by 40 partners including the Bermuda and Canadian Governments, UNESCO, 12 marine institutes, 5 media and 6 technology partners..

The Mission successfully led to the Government of Bermuda committing to protecting at least 20% of their ocean territory. Marine spatial planning began in 2020.