Paul Rose

Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

A man at the front line of exploration and one of the world’s most experienced divers, field science and polar experts, Paul Rose helps scientists unlock and communicate global mysteries in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet.

Paul has served as Expedition Leader on National Geographic Pristine Seas Expeditions, including their exploration of the pristine Pitcairn Islands, which recently became the world’s largest contiguous marine reserve.

Former Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society and Chair of the Expeditions and Fieldwork Division, Paul was the Base Commander of Rothera Research Station, Antarctica, for the British Antarctic Survey for 10 years and was awarded HM The Queen's Polar Medal. For his work with NASA and the Mars Lander project on Mt Erebus, Antarctica, he received the U.S. Polar Medal.

Paul also leads Greenland Icecap crossings, mountaineering expeditions, and offers polar science support logistics. He worked for four years as a Mountain Safety consultant to the oil industry in the Middle East. On his 2012 Greenland expedition, Paul led the first expedition to successfully traverse a new 170-mile icecap route of Knud Rasmussen Land and repeated his first ascent of the north face of Gunnsbjørnfjeld, the highest mountain in the Arctic.

His professional diving work includes science support diving in Antarctica as the British Antarctic Survey's Institute Diving Officer. He ran the U.S. Navy diver training program at Great Lakes Naval Training Center and trained many emergency response dive teams including the police, fire department, and underwater recovery teams. He is also a current and active PADI Dive Instructor.

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