Expedition Team in Antarctica
Our experts are here to safeguard both explorers and the pristine environment. They serve as your invaluable hosts throughout your expedition cruise.
Expedition Team Leader United Kingdom
Tudor is one of our most experienced Expedition Leaders. He worked for the British Antarctic Survey and spent over two years living south of the Antarctic circle.
He has also worked with the Antarctic Heritage Trust restoring historic Antarctica sites, and was Operations Manager at IAATO.
Tudor was awarded the Queen’s Polar Medal for outstanding service to Antarctic science and heritage.
Assistant Expedition Leader Norway
Line is Norwegian and grew up in the small settlement of Klæbu outside Trondheim. Line started working for Hurtigruten in 2001 as a crew member.
She worked on several ships on the Norwegian coast before joining MS Fram in 2008. She completed the Arctic Nature Guide study programme in 2010 in Spitsbergen
Lecturer in biology and ornithology Canada
Dan holds a MSc in Ornithology. During his 30 years as a wildlife biologist with Canada’s national government, he worked on a wide variety of research and conservation activities.
He is a frequent speaker on bird photography and bird conservation topics.
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Lecturer in history and anthropology Chile
Maurice Ricardo is a social anthropologist from Chile. He was director of the Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum in Puerto Williams for 17 years and led most of the archaeological studies on islands south of Tierra del Fuego.
He is also a member of the Chilean Ornithological Society and the Omora Foundation.
Biologist and Chief Scientist Mexico
Verena was born in Mexico City. She studied at the National University (UNAM) and received her PhD in Immunology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland in 2002.
Verena has been traveling to Antarctica since 2007 and in the northern hemisphere (to Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Island, Orkney Island) since 2014.
As a Chief Scientist, Verena talks with lead scientists to have them on our ships so they can do their research and engage with our guests. She is always looking for new collaborations that will enhance our guests experiences while traveling with us.