Marine Biologist, Oceanographer and Explorer

Dr. Sylvia Earle is a legendary marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for several corporate and non-profit organisations.

She was the first woman to become chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is currently President and Chairman of Mission Blue and The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, and is called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and was named as the first “Hero for the Planet” by Time Magazine in 1998. She is also part of the group Ocean Elders, which is dedicated to protecting the ocean and its wildlife.

Dr. Sylvia Earle joined other thought leaders in the fields of science, art, education on our Antarctic Climate Expedition in February 2023. We look forward to having her onboard again soon.

Mission Blue

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The Sylvia Earle

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