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At-sea work is at the heart of Oceana: With the support of divers and a Remotely Operated Robot (ROV), we research the oceans to obtain breathtaking videos and photos as well as the much-needed data to better protect the marine environment.

Our expeditions within British waters of the North Sea have allowed Oceana scientists to locate and explore environments that deserve protection. We have also been able to research a variety of fish of that is of commercial interest alongside studying other marine life. Part of this exploration has been done in collaboration with scientists from other organizations, and our findings are shared with universities,
politicians and other stakeholders.


Previous Expeditions in the North Sea:

2017 North Sea Expedition

Oceana’s marine scientists undertake the second ocean expedition to the North Sea. The two-month research project, generously funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery (biggest charity lottery in the Netherlands) will document seafloor habitats and species in 16 areas of interest. The overall goal of the study is to strengthen the network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the North Sea. During the expedition, Oceana will collaborate with the Dutch organisation The North Sea Foundation (Stichting De Noordzee) as its main partner. Read more...

2016 North Sea Expedition

Oceana’s marine scientists undertook a two-month, at-sea expedition to document seafloor habitats and species in the North Sea, towards the overall goal of strengthening the network of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the region. This expedition, Oceana’s 26th in Europe, marked the first time that we surveyed the North Sea. Our expedition took us to selected areas in Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom, but had a special focus on Dutch waters. Read more...