One Ocean Expeditions and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Join Forces to make Exploring our World even Better
One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), the proudly Canadian world leader in polar exploration, and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), are embarking on a new journey together — as exclusive education, environmental science, and expedition partners in Canada’s north. This historic partnership, the first of its kind, will expand both organizations’ capacity to promote education, scientific research, and social and economic development in Canada’s Arctic.
“We are exploring new territory together,” said John Geiger, CEO of the RCGS and Canadian Geographic Enterprises. “With its emphasis on education, expeditions, research and public talks, the partnership greatly strengthens the ability of the RCGS to fulfill its mission to make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world.”
For One Ocean Expeditions the partnership is the next step in providing travellers with a superior travel experience. “We’ll bring a quarter century of experience in supporting these initiatives with some of the world’s most effective vessels and together with the resources of the RCGS to create a whole new portal for scientific and educational discovery. We’ll also be collaborating on the introduction of a whole new range of innovative educational and adventure travel programs. Watch this space!” said Andrew Prossin, OOE’s Managing Director.
This innovative alliance helps equip Canadian Geographic Education’s 18,000 classroom educators with new resources, will support field research by geographers and other specialists, aid adventurous expeditions, help to celebrate Canada and its human and physical geography through Can Geo Talks, and support RCGS’s recently announced new centre for geography, located at 50 Sussex Drive, in Ottawa.
The partnership also significantly increases the number of co-branded expedition cruises that are offered by the RCGS and OOE while leveraging a deep reservoir of explorers, photographers, naturalists, scientists, geographers, geologists and historians to provide an exclusive expedition cruise experience.
The RCGS and OOE have long collaborated to deliver travel experiences born from exploration fuelled by historical and educational discovery. OOE was one of the private sector partners the RCGS invited on the Parks Canada-led 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition assisting in the find of HMS Erebus, and helping share the geography, science and history with school children and the broad public. Building on this success this alliance aims to give travellers an exciting experience with a deeper understanding of the places, people and wildlife they see along the way.