Pioneer, Awards & Roles

Pioneer, Awards & Roles

Led the first vessels without icebreaker support into the international waters of the Arctic Ocean to promote protection of the Central Arctic Ocean’s wildlife & ecosystem (2017)

Founder and leader, international scientific research programme, Catlin Arctic Survey, which generated US$112 million public communications value (2007-2012)

Only Briton, without resupply by third parties, to the North & South Geographic Poles from their respective continental coasts (2004)

Only person solo, without resupply by third parties, from Canada to the North Geographic Pole (2003)

Awards & Roles

  • Director, Arctic Mission (scientific expedition programme)
  • Director, 90ºNorth Unit Ltd (not-for-profit advocacy work)
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws (University of Exeter)
  • Honorary Doctorate of Science (University of Plymouth)
  • Honorary Vice-President & Honorary Fellow, Royal Scottish Geographical Society
  • Honorary Vice-President, Scientific Exploration Society
  • Honorary Patron & Honorary Fellow, British Exploring Society
  • Chairman, Sir Wally Herbert Gala Testimonial at the Royal Geographical Society (2006)
  • Best Global Adventure (La Marca, 2003)
  • Top 100 Newspaper Front Pages (British Library, 2003)
  • Hero of the Environment (TIME magazine, 2009)
  • World Technology Award – Environment (2009)
  • Paul Morrison Guide Award – Nomination (2006)
  • Best Innovation Worldwide, Self-Supervised Safety – Nomination (Energy Institute, 2004)
  • Honorary Freeman (first) – West Devon Borough Council (2003)

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