Sylvia Earle

Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society; Founder, Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Alliance

Sylvia Earle is explorer in residence at the National Geographic Society, founder of Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Alliance, founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, advisory council chair for Harte Research Institute, and former chief scientist of NOAA. Author of more than 200 publications and leader of more than 100 expeditions with 7,000 hours underwater, Earle has more than 100 national and international honors. She is TIME magazine’s first Hero for the Planet, a Library of Congress Living Legend, and recipient of the Netherlands’ Order of the Golden Ark, UNEP Champion of the Earth, Glamour Magazine’s 2014 Woman of the Year, and Royal Geographic Society 2011 Patrons Medal, among others.

Videos/Audio of Sylvia Earle

The high seas comprise more than 40 percent of the surface of our planet and 60 percent of the surface of the ocean,... See more
Think beyond the beach with acclaimed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle and former NOAA Director Jane Lubchenco... See more
We know little about the two thirds of our planet's surface that is covered in water. In fact, we know less about... See more
Global biodiversity is richer than thought even 20 years ago, but biodiversity and the ecosystems supporting it are... See more
Sophie Vandebroek, Kim Bottomly, Eve Higginbotham, Edith Widder, Sylvia Earle, and Paula Apsell discuss women's role in... See more
The Blue Heart of Our Planet - National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle examines the Earth's lifeblood:... See more