Aurora Expeditions Blog

Brian Seenan

Brian started his career as a geologist, seeking out diamonds in The Congo, where he spent four years tackling jungle terrain …

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Bob Headland

Robert Headland is a senior associate of the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge. His principal interests …

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Cécile Manet

Languages: French (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Limited), Italian (Limited) Cécile’s curiosity about the polar regions was sparked when she read …

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Graeme Snow

Graeme was working in electronic engineering and IT when he landed a job at the Australian Antarctic Station and fell …

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Dot Robertson

Born and bred in Melbourne, Australia, Dot has a love of the outdoors, adventure and travel. An avid hiker, Dot …

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Piotr Damski

Languages: Polish (Native), English (Fluent) Since setting off from Poland to explore the world at 18, Piotr hasn’t settled in …

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Dani Abras

Language: Portuguese (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent), French (Limited) What began as an 8-year-old with a love for whales and …

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Matt Horspool

As a Korean adoptee growing up in rural NSW, Matt has always been fascinated with the mountains and remote destinations …

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Dr Ian Goodwin

Ian is a Glaciologist, Marine Climatologist, Oceanographer and Geologist. He has 40 years research experience in the fields of climatology, …

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Dr John Dudeney

John has 53 years of professional experience and a lifelong passion in matters relating to the Antarctic. His career since …

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Birgitta Mueck

Born and raised on Orust, an island off the Swedish west coast, Birgitta Mueck naturally gained a big passion for …

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Dr Annette Scheffer

Languages: German (Native), English  (Fluent), French (Fluent) Annette is a marine biologist who specialises in whales, penguins and open ocean …

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Dr Pete Gill

After an earlier working life in the Australian bush, Dr Pete Gill has been involved in whale research since 1983. …

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Dr Laura Williams

Laura grew up on Kangaroo Island, a remote island off the southern coast of Australia, well known for its wildlife …

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Joselyn Fenstermacher

Part outdoor experiential educator and part field biologist, Joselyn began her global education and travel feats at the age of …

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Sergei Andronov

Sergei was born in a small village on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. He spent almost all his …

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Sergey Khynku

Languages: Polish (Native), English (Fluent) Sergey is a highly qualified sea Zodiac driver and expedition specialist from the cold lands …

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Dr Steve Salisbury

Steve is a vertebrate paleontologist at The University of Queensland, where he divides his time between teaching and research as …

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Dr Ulyana Horodyskyj

Dr. Ulyana Horodyskyj is a glaciologist, geologist, astronomy enthusiast and visiting professor of environmental science at Colorado College in the …

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Michael Baynes

Michael is a Freelance Travel Photographer and was born on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, where his love for photography and …

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Nina Gallo

A professional adventure guide and intermittent resident of the Blue Mountains, Nina has been drawn to the polar regions since …

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Scott Portelli

Scott Portelli is an international award-winning wildlife, nature and underwater photographer. He’s a member of the Australian Institute of Professional …

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Dr John Kirkwood

John has been involved in polar and marine research for over 30 years, studying animals ranging from microscopic crustaceans to …

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Dr Roger Kirkwood

Roger has been exploring polar regions for over 30 years. In 1984, he first travelled to Antarctica as a krill …

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