Founding Partner, Title Sponsor
AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, provides insurance and risk management products and services for mid-sized companies through to large multinationals, and reinsurance solutions to insurance companies globally. AXA XL is the result of AXA’s 2018 acquisition of XL Catlin. AXA XL is a division of AXA Group providing products and services through three business groups: AXA XL Insurance, AXA XL Reinsurance and AXA XL Risk Consulting. We partner with those who move the world forward. To learn more, visit www.axaxl.com
The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland established the Global Change Institute (GCI) to provide a vehicle for collaborative research, learning, engagement and advocacy on major global change issues. GCI was led by world-renowned researcher and Chief Scientist of the survey, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg. Professor Hoegh-Guldberg and his team of marine biologists identified the survey sites that were to be visited and then assisted in carrying out all survey work ensuring that specific scientific methodologies were followed at all times.
Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)
Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation are a not-for-profit company on a mission to accelerate and strengthen innovation throughout Queensland research and business through broad-based and effective application of high performance computing, large-scale data management and regional, national and international collaboration.
Project Originators and Directors
Underwater Earth is a not-for-profit based in Australia, focused on the communication of ocean issues. The team are all passionate ocean enthusiasts, the majority of whom left the world of business, advertising and media to found this organisation and drive their first ambitious project - the XL Catlin Seaview Survey.
World Resources Institute
The World Resources Institute focuses on the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development. They go beyond research to put ideas into action, working globally with governments, business, and civil society to build transformative solutions that protect the earth and improve people’s lives. The WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
International Union for Conservation of Nature
The International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization. Conserving biodiversity is central to the mission of IUCN. They demonstrate how biodiversity is fundamental to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges such as climate change, sustainable development and food security.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. From the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor, they work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it. Their Coral Reef Watch Program's satellite data provide current reef environmental conditions to quickly identify areas at risk for coral bleaching.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
A department of UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean, Earth and atmospheric science research, education, and public service in the world. The Scripps mission is to seek, teach, and communicate scientific understanding of the oceans, atmosphere, Earth, and other planets for the benefit of society and the environment.