Team Sedna will immerse itself in the issue of disappearing sea ice, snorkeling the Northwest Passage – which connects the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the Arctic Ocean, via the Canadian Arctic Archipelago – in 100 days, translating its findings into educational-awareness programs. The expedition will serve as a call-to-action for citizens of the world, including youth, providing aboriginal and scientific knowledge to inform governments on implementing science-based policies to mitigate global warming. The expedition will also serve to inspire women and girls to think big, and to follow their dreams no matter how out-of-the-box they may seem.
Team Sedna currently is comprised of 11 women, aged 26 to 56, from various countries including Canada, USA, Italy, Mexico and Switzerland. These esteemed women bring a diverse skillset with them as the team includes marine biologists, a marine geologist, an environmental conservation specialist, an earth scientist, geologists, maritime archeologists, a long distance solo hiker and kayaker, a physician specializing in hyperbaric (scuba diving) medicine, two National Geographic explorers, two underwater movie makers (one of whom recently won eight Emmy Awards), an underwater robot pilot, a PADI Dive Center owner, five dive instructors, an investment banker, a graphic artist, and a journalist.
You can learn more about each team member and their induvial accomplishments here.
- Planned snorkel relay of the 3000-kilometre-/1865-mile-long Northwest Passage (summers of 2018 and 2019)
- Arctic expedition (2016)
- Successful proof-of-concept expedition (2014)
- Launched the all-female Sedna Epic Expedition at the Canadian Chapter of the Explorers Club (2013)