Sylvia Earle

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.

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