BORA Blue Ocean Research Alliance® is an innovative relationship with a vision for marine scientists and the offshore industry to work together to improve the understanding of the world’s ocean for a sustainable future.
BORA was initiated to enable energy transition stakeholders to support scientific monitoring during the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
The alliance facilitates access to the deep ocean via Subsea7’s offshore vessels and underwater vehicles for scientific observation and monitoring in areas they operate. BORA supports projects from broad disciplines that can take place during operational time or through access to existing data.
So far, BORA has integrated sensors into deep-water ROVs, set up projects to monitor submarine canyons. and generated information on benthic species abundance and diversity from images. It is building commitments from partners to join the alliance and develop a range of projects to observe the ocean.