Grant Redvers, New Zealand
As an environmental scientist, yacht skipper and dive master I have built up a diverse wealth of polar experience from working as a researcher at Scott Base in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica to sailing, climbing and scuba diving on the Antarctic Peninsula. In the North, from Canada and Greenland to Norway and the Russian Arctic I have worked with scientists, students, adventurers, photographers & filmmakers. Most notably I led a two-year ice-locked scientific expedition across the Arctic Ocean, recreating the historic drift of Fridtjof Nansen.
“I’m passionate about supporting ambitious polar science on small research-capable yachts, at a fraction of the cost of large expedition ships”.
Pascale Otis, Canada
Pascale has been exploring the Polar Regions since 2000. After working as a field Biologist studying birds in the Arctic and Antarctica, she wintered aboard a Canadian yacht on the Antarctic Peninsula. Pascale’s main focus on that mission was to draw attention to the impacts of climate change and share this adventure through the media with audiences around the world.
Pascale is a passionate educator, storyteller and videographer. She has been involved in all aspects of expedition life, from yacht crewing and logistics, to media communication and film production at both ends of the earth… and occasionally the warm places in between!
“My aim is to help improve our understanding of the Polar Regions and promote the importance of Antarctica and the Arctic as part of the global ecosystem”.