Dr. Sylvia Earle
Marine Biologist, Oceanographer and Explorer
Dr. Sylvia Earle is a legendary marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for several corporate and non-profit organisations.
She was the first woman to become chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is currently President and Chairman of Mission Blue and The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, and is called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and was named as the first “Hero for the Planet” by Time Magazine in 1998. She is also part of the group Ocean Elders, which is dedicated to protecting the ocean and its wildlife.
Dr. Sylvia Earle joined other thought leaders in the fields of science, art, education on our Antarctic Climate Expedition in February 2023. We look forward to having her onboard again soon.
NEW! Sustainable Sea Day
In honour of the Sylvia Earle’s namesake and her abiding commitment to the conservation of our oceans, we are excited to announce that we have committed to a ‘Sustainable Sea Day’ on Day 6 of each voyage on the Sylvia Earle, when seafood will not be available on the menu. Dr. Sylvia Earle is a long-time and passionate advocate for the protection and regeneration of our oceans, noting the sharp decline in many marine populations and the importance of ocean and marine health for our planet.
Learn more about Sylvia and Mission Blue.
The Sylvia Earle
Discover more about our new ship, the Sylvia Earle.