British scientist Mads St Clair is an early-career tropical marine biologist, PADI divemaster, conservation filmmaker and expedition leader. Her research interest in how anthropogenic stressors are affecting marine life has taken her across the globe, from bioacoustics research on coral reefs, to the crashing glaciers of Greenland for a documentary shoot in the Arctic. Founder of Women in Ocean Science, she is a fierce advocate gender equity and works to elevate female voices in the ocean space. She is currently applying to start a PhD on how human activity is impacting large filter-feeding megafauna including whale sharks and manta rays.
"Explore, inspire, protect. It's my mission to capture the beauty of the natural world."
- Finalist in 2021 Ocean Awards, filmed a documentary about climate change in the Arctic
- Speaker at Extreme Hangout at COP26
- Founder and director of Women in Ocean Science
- Recipient of marine biology prize for Masters' thesis research on noise pollution on coral reefs