Stakeholders

  • AMSOL

    African Marine Solutions (AMSOL) is a specialist solutions provider and partner to clients who operate in marine environments

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    AMSOL

    African Marine Solutions (AMSOL) is a specialist solutions provider and partner to clients who operate in marine environments. We provide safe and sustainable marine solutions, experienced personnel, specialised assets and equipment in a cost-effective manner and have a track record of delivering simple and complex marine projects to international standards, in a partnership approach.

  • Atlantic Productions

    Atlantic Productions is a production company which will be working to produce a documentary about the Weddell Sea Expedition 2019

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    Atlantic Productions

    Atlantic Productions is an independent, factual production company based in London, which will be working to produce a documentary about the Weddell Sea Expedition 2019.  Founded in 1992, it is respected for its unparalleled access and world-class story-telling, with a diverse output covering history, science, natural history, current affairs, observational, music, arts and drama. Atlantic has won over 50 international awards and has worked on 11 projects with David Attenborough, as well as the award-winning theatrical film, The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest.

  • Celicourt Communications

    Celicourt is a consultancy designed to help clients communicate effectively with their key audiences, to ensure they achieve their strategic goals

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    Celicourt Communications

    Celicourt is a consultancy designed to help clients communicate effectively with their key audiences, to ensure they achieve their strategic goals. Based in Central London, Celicourt has a proven team of industry professionals, supported by a tried and tested network of international service providers, ensuring that it is able to meet all of its clients’ communications needs. The Celicourt team will be responsible for all media communications on behalf of the WSE2019.

  • Constantia Consulting

    Constantia Consulting Ltd. offers a range of Antarctic support and advisory services

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    Constantia Consulting

    Constantia Consulting Ltd. offers a range of Antarctic support and advisory services, based on more than 30 years of Antarctic operational, scientific, policy and environmental management experience.  Constantia Consulting Ltd has particular expertise in undertaking high quality, fully researched environmental impact assessments for Antarctic research and operational activities (governmental and non-governmental) to meet all international and national legal obligations. The organisation is pleased to support the Weddell Sea Expedition 2019 by facilitating the permit application process with UK authorities and preparing the environmental impact assessment.

  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)

    South Africa has a longstanding engagement in Antarctic research and exploration

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    Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)

    South Africa has a longstanding engagement in Antarctic research and exploration and operates the SANAE IV research base in Dronning Maud Land. The Department of Environmental Affairs owns the polar research vessel ‘S.A. Agulhas II’, which will be chartered by the Weddell Sea Expedition 2019. www.environment.gov.za/saagulhasii

  • Deep Ocean Search Ltd

    Deep Ocean Search Ltd (DOS) is a multi-task survey and recovery company, which focuses its activities in ultra-deep-water services

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    Deep Ocean Search Ltd

    Deep Ocean Search Ltd (DOS) is a multi-task survey and recovery company, which focuses its activities in ultra-deep-water services, such as seabed mapping and subsea operations. The organisation operates at extreme depths of up to 6000 metres on a daily basis and has been doing so successfully for the past eight years, using specially adapted survey vessels, robotic systems and a highly experienced team.

  • DP & Marine Assurance Norway AS

    DP & Marine Assurance are industry leaders in attended DP trials and are pioneers of incremental (Remote) DP trials

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    DP & Marine Assurance Norway AS

    DP & Marine Assurance are industry leaders in attended DP trials and are pioneers of incremental (Remote) DP trials. The company has expert provisions for technical vessel support and in depth FMEA analysis for DP, crane, Bilge & Ballast & Diving systems. DP & Marine Assurance are strategically & globally placed for all vessel requirements, providing a ‘One stop expert shop’ for their ever-growing client list.

  • Eclipse Group Inc

    Eclipse Group Inc. is a marine operations service that provide turnkey subsea technical solutions

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    Eclipse Group Inc

    Eclipse Group Inc. is a marine operations service that provide turnkey subsea technical solutions to both commercial and government customers worldwide. EGI provide a safe and innovative subsea service that operates to depths of 6,000 metres. The company has been involved in many significant discoveries from 1999 as a result of their comprehensive vessel operations and management, construction and infrastructure and their ROV and diving operations. Sharing their core strengths in planning, organising and executing complex at-sea operations, Eclipse Group gives global clients the edge needed for successful subsea operations.

  • Explorers Club, USA

    The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research

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    Explorers Club, USA

    The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. Headquartered in New York City, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Explorers Club houses Arctic and Antarctic artefacts related to Polar Exploration, Shackleton and ‘Endurance’.

  • Flotilla Foundation

    The Foundation’s objective is to promote for the benefit of the public the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment

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    Flotilla Foundation

    The Foundation was established as a not-for-profit organisation in February 2017. The Foundation’s objective is to promote for the benefit of the public the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment, in particular the world’s oceans and seas. flotillafoundation.org

  • Kongsberg Maritime

    Kongsberg Maritime provides solutions for on and offshore, merchant marine, subsea, navy, coastal marine, aquaculture, surveillance, training services and more

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    Kongsberg Maritime

    Kongsberg Maritime provides solutions for on and offshore, merchant marine, subsea, navy, coastal marine, aquaculture, surveillance, training services and more. Our approach to product design maximizes performance by providing The Full Picture. The HUGIN AUV System is one of Kongsberg Maritime’s most successful products. www.km.kongsberg.com

  • Nekton Foundation / University of Oxford

    Nekton’s mission is to catalyse the scientific exploration and sustainable governance of the deep ocean

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    Nekton Foundation / University of Oxford

    Nekton’s mission is to catalyse the scientific exploration and sustainable governance of the deep ocean. Launched in 2016, Nekton Mission I: NW Atlantic discovered 100+ new species, confirmed the discovery of the Rariphotic Zone (the largest new ecosystem found in decades), sparked Sky’s Ocean Rescue Campaign, reached a global audience of over 800 million people, educated one million through Submarine STEM, launched UNESCO’s High Seas initiative, created Octopus – the ocean data portal, and helped establish new marine protected areas. The Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute (‘Nekton’) works in collaboration with the University of Oxford and is a UK charity. nektonmission.org

  • Nelson Mandela University

    The Nelson Mandela University is the largest higher education institution in the Eastern and Southern Cape, South Africa

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    Nelson Mandela University

    The Nelson Mandela University is the largest higher education institution in the Eastern and Southern Cape, South Africa, spread across seven campuses. In 2017 the university launched the Ocean Sciences Campus, a dedicated ocean sciences centre of excellence that will foster transdisciplinary research and innovation, with a postgraduate focus, necessary to address the ecological, economic and social sustainability challenges of the oceans. www.mandela.ac.za

  • Netherlands Institute of Marine Research (NIOZ)

    NIOZ is the national Marine Research Institute of the Netherlands, with approximately 300 staff working in two locations

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    Netherlands Institute of Marine Research (NIOZ)

    NIOZ is the national Marine Research Institute of the Netherlands, with approximately 300 staff working in two locations. The research topics NIOZ scientists and PhD students are working on, vary from shallow environments on the tidal flats to the deep sea and from the tropics to the Arctic and Antarctic.

    The National Marine Facilities (NMF) are located at NIOZ with the specific task of providing the seagoing research community in the Netherlands with support for their research at sea, by operating two vessels and by maintaining a pool of seagoing equipment. Furthermore, we provide marine technicians to support the science team by operating the equipment on board vessels.

    For the WSE2019 project, NIOZ-NMF is providing equipment and a marine technician to support the cruise.

  • Ocean Infinity

    Ocean Infinity provides a comprehensive seabed exploration system utilising an advanced fleet of autonomous vehicles

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    Ocean Infinity

    Ocean Infinity provides a comprehensive seabed exploration system utilising an advanced fleet of autonomous vehicles. By using precisely integrated technology, the team will deploy autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to survey the sea floor, study cavities on the underside of the ice shelf, and search for the wreck of the ‘Endurance’. oceaninfinity.com

  • Royal Geographical Society (RGS)

    The Royal Geographical Society is the learned society and professional body for geographers, supporting geographical research, education, fieldwork and expeditions

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    Royal Geographical Society (RGS)

    The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the learned society and professional body for geographers, supporting geographical research, education, fieldwork and expeditions. The organisation reaches millions of people each year through its work to advance geography. WSE2019 is working in partnership with the RGS to ensure that the expedition’s research and findings are disseminated as widely as possible to schools and students in the UK, South Africa and beyond. www.rgs.org

  • Scott Polar Research Institute

    The Scott Polar Research Institute was founded to enhance the understanding of the polar regions through scholarly research and publication

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    Scott Polar Research Institute

    The Scott Polar Research Institute was founded in 1920 as part of the University of Cambridge to enhance the understanding of the polar regions through scholarly research and publication. Research is conducted in both the natural and social sciences, with glaciology a particular speciality. The Institute also houses the world’s premier Polar Library, extensive archival, photographic and object collections of international importance on the history of polar exploration, and a Polar Museum with displays of both the history and contemporary significance of the Arctic and Antarctic and their surrounding seas. www.spri.cam.ac.uk

  • Shears Polar Ltd

    Shears Polar Limited provides consultancy services for projects in the polar regions

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    Shears Polar Ltd

    Shears Polar Limited provides consultancy services for projects in the polar regions. The founder and director of the company is Dr John Shears FRGS CGeog who has over 25 years of experience of working in both Antarctica and the Arctic. John will lead the Weddell Sea Expedition and the research voyage to Antarctica.

  • The South African Environmental Observation Network

    The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a science network of people, organisations and observation platforms

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    The South African Environmental Observation Network

    The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a science network of people, organisations and, most importantly, observation platforms that conduct Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) in South Africa and its surrounding oceans to detect, translate and predict environmental change. www.saeon.ac.za

  • University of Canterbury

    Gateway Antarctica is the Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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    University of Canterbury

    Gateway Antarctica is the Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. The centre plays a leading role in national and international Antarctic research projects. This includes areas such as engineering in extreme environments, Antarctica’s role in climate change, connections between Antarctica and New Zealand and human influences in and on Antarctica. www.canterbury.ac.nz/science/schools-and-departments/antarctica

  • University of Cape Town

    The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university and one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions

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    University of Cape Town

    The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa’s oldest university and one of Africa’s leading teaching and research institutions. The university has six faculties and more than 80 specialist research units. It is also home to more than a third of South Africa’s A-rated researchers – academics who are considered world leaders in their fields. www.uct.ac.za

  • White Desert

    White Desert is the only company in the world to fly in to the interior of Antarctica in a private jet

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    White Desert

    White Desert is the only company in the world to fly in to the interior of Antarctica in a private jet. The team combines extensive travel and guiding experience in the polar region with a solid background in logistics and hospitality to assist clients in accessing Antarctica from Cape Town and discovering the best of the White Continent. www.white-desert.com