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Polar cruise operator’s commitment to science reaches new heights

July 6, 2017 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Canadian expedition cruise specialistOne Ocean Expeditions’ (OOE) support towards environmental and marine scientific research isn’t new, in fact it keeps growing in the scientific community, conscientious travel market and global travelling community at large. The recent NBC broadcast on Antarctic Penguin Site Inventory led by Oceanites is a good example. OOE has been supporting the organisation’s efforts for over a decade. OOE was honoured to host American television personality and NBC News journalist, Harry Smith and crew onboard their Antarctic voyage in efforts to share this important research study with large audiences.

Oceanites’ research broadcasted on NBC was filmed onboard One Ocean Voyager/Akademik Sergey Vavilov in Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. Oceanites’ mission is to champion science and science-based decision-making using data collected over years of counting nests in rookeries throughout the Antarctic Peninsula. “One Ocean Expeditions is essentially providing Oceanites ‘wheels’, to get to remote locations to census each Antarctic spring and summer. All tolled, over our many seasons of effort, we’ve now made 1,713 site visits and collected data at 223 locations”, says Ron Naveen, Oceanites Founder. “With OOE’s incomparable logistics assistance, we’ve become the only non-profit organization with its own Antarctic research program and the only ones — government or otherwise — tracking and analyzing environmental changes in the environmentally sensitive Antarctic Peninsula”, added Naveen.

The exclusive partnerships OOE has developed over the years with government agencies, universities and scientific community leaders is raising awareness and creating new advocates for the exploration of polar regions, environmental protection and the importance of science to find solutions to improve the challenges the world is facing.

“Science is at the forefront of One Ocean Expeditions’ operation, starting with the purpose built science research vessels we operate on our expedition voyages” says, Cathy Lawton, Managing at One Ocean Expeditions. “Everyone in the company, from the receptionist to our adventure concierge and expedition leader have a special interest in the environment. Several staff members are experts in the field; marine mammal scientists, geologists, historians and Inuit guides are all part of our team. We even have our own ambassadors in polar science. Our staff, just like our guests and the scientists, researchers and partners working and travelling with us value OOE’s commitments in such endeavours,” added Lawton.

For Travellers interested in Oceanites research please visit Oceanites. Others interested in seeing penguin counters in action please contact One Ocean Expeditions at: info@oneoceanexpedtions.com

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