The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition

Arctic Expeditions

Follow the Sedna Epic Online

Visit Sedna Epic on Facebook Visit Sedna Epic on YouTube Visit Sedna Epic on Instagram Visit Sedna Epic on Twitter


Team Sedna
Sea Women
Team Sedna Video
July 2014 Expedition Route

Click here to View Interactive Map


Sedna Epic 2014 Proof-of-Concept Expedition

Click here to View Larger Map


Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Canada, the Sedna Epic Expedition’s sea women will mount their third polar dive and snorkel expedition to the High Arctic (since 2014), scouting, documenting and recording disappearing sea ice.

The Sedna Epic is comprised of a team of women ocean explorers, scientists, artists, educators, adventurers, and medical and scuba diving professionals from Canada, the USA and Mexico. Sedna’s sea women aim to create citizen scientists in Nunavut, empowering youth, girls and young women to become the next generation of Inuit leaders to tackle climate change, ocean change and societal change in the Arctic. During August 4-18, 2018, in partnership with Adventure Canada and Ocean Quest Adventures, Sedna’s sea women will explore Nunavut and western Greenland (see press release for additional details).

The Sedna Epic’s signature ocean knowledge mobilization program—called “bringing the ocean to eye level”—is the cornerstone of every arctic expedition. In consultation with Inuit advisors, Sedna’s sea women deliver their hands-on, experiential ocean knowledge sharing program in Inuit communities, via mobile touch aquariums temporarily housing sea critters and by running underwater robot-building camps for youth. Taking the concept of “bringing the ocean to eye level” to its ultimate conclusion, Sedna’s sea women lead Inuit girls and Elders on snorkel safaris to explore the marine biodiversity in their own backyards, so to speak…

Katujjiqatigii is Inuktitut for working together, shouldering the burden together, side by side. And, this spirit of North-South reconciliation and cooperation pretty much summarizes the Sedna Epic Expedition’s mission and vision. Johnny Issaluk, one of Sedna’s Inuit advisers from Nunavut, named Sedna’s expedition Katujjiqatigiit, because of its North-South relationship building and its cross-cultural educational outreach.

Read more

Support Team Sedna

What a landmark! Since May 2014, The #SednaEpic's sea women have been building a @facebook community of like-mined friends, supporters, patrons, partners, advisors and advocates. Thank you, so very much, for sharing our vision! Please like and follow us at

"Kelp Garden" by Cee Pootoogook released today in the 2018 #CapeDorset Print Collection: Etching & Aquatint; 44.6 x 42.6 cm. Kelp absorbs carbon from acidifying oceans, reduces coastal erosion and provides nurseries for young fishes #Nunavut #Inuit #oceans

August 2018, Pond Inlet, Nunavut: #SednaSelfie (L-R) of our Inuit Advisor Johnny @issaluk with #seawomen: aquanaut @RojasRenata, geologist @Diver_Kitrina Godding, university student @KristenKownak and videographer @BeckyKagan #Arctic #Oceans #Inuit #Mentors #AmbassaDivers @PADI

@MooDogPress @Namenode5 @RoblemVR @Scobleizer @SkarredGhost @bcarlton727 @tipatat @Sketchfab @TheMalia @magicleapdevs @gothamwhale Thank you, for acknowledging the importance of the #ocean knowledge sharing & mobilization program @SednaEpic for #Inuit youth and girls in the #Arctic! #WomenInSTEM #seawomen #PADIwomen #ArcticSnorkel #ROVs #Nunavut #Greenland #Labrador

@Namenode5 @RoblemVR @Scobleizer @SkarredGhost @bcarlton727 @tipatat @Sketchfab @TheMalia @magicleapdevs David Attenborough + National Geographic + gifted reporters + storytellers. World (and how it works, all so interconnected) then bring in focus local, make it personal.

Also see @sednaepic @gothamwhale

Load More...

What a landmark! Since May 2014, The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition's sea women have been building a Facebook community of like-mined friends, supporters, patrons, partners, advisors and advocates.

With your support, we've mounted three dive & snorkel expeditions to the Arctic (Labrador, Nunavut, Greenland and Iceland) to document disappearing sea ice. And, in collaboration with our Inuit advisors, we've delivered our innovative ocean knowledge sharing and mobilization program, called "bringing the ocean to eye level," to more than a thousand Inuit youth, girls and Elders across the Arctic.

Thank you, so very much, for sharing our vision!

For expedition updates and Arctic news, please 'Like' and 'Follow' our international team of women ocean explorers, scientists, artists, historians, educators and scuba divers.

View on Facebook
Channeling Shackleton

Men Wanted

Click here for larger image

Women Wanted

Click here for larger image

MV Cape Race

Click here for larger image

Who would be crazy enough to answer such a cryptic appeal, inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous 1914 advert—in a London newspaper—recruiting men for a perilous Antarctic expedition? Channeling the same spirit of polar exploration one hundred years later, Susan R. Eaton, founder and leader of the 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition, advertised for all-female crew in mid-2013. Ten female ocean explorers, aged 26 to 56, from Canada, the United States, Mexico and New Zealand answered this intriguing call to attempt a world record—a snorkel relay of the Northwest Passage—and to go ‘where no man has gone before.’ In parallel, Milos Simovic, the owner and captain of the MV Cape Race, a 116-foot side trawler converted to carry passengers, placed his own Shackleton-inspired advert for crew. In July 2014, Team Sedna will mount its proof-of-concept expedition to Labrador, Baffin Island and Greenland, aboard this Canadian-built vessel that’s used to plying arctic waters.