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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.
Brava! Sedna's youngest team member Emily Paris, a 3rd year #marinebiology student at University of California San Diego, receives the Oceanids Outstanding Service Award for Revelle College #volunteerism #leadership #WomeninSTEM #seawomen #oceans @UCSDnews @ExplorerEm @SednaEpic
1 Day. 100 Countries. 1,000 Events. The world’s biggest day in diving! Sedna's sea women are celebrating @PADI's Women's Dive Day on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in #Seattle. We're partnering with @SeattleDiveTour and @DiveXtras for drysuit & DPV certifications #PADIwomen #PugetSound
Marine veterinarian, Dr. Megan Horowitz @vetmeg22 joins #Sedna's science team during our Nov-Dec. 2019 #snorkelsafari with orcas & humpbacks, some 350 kms above Norway's #ArcticCircle: During vet school, Megan studied exotic animals, incl. the human-animal-environmental interface
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We'd like to congratulate Sedna's yougest team member, Emily Paris, a 3rd year marine biology studen at University of California, San Diego who just received the Oceanids Outstanding Service Award for Revelle College tonight!
Emily joins the Sedna Epic Expedition to Norway, November 23-December 2, 2019, during our women's leadership program followed by a winter snorkel expedition with orcas and humpbacks as they feast on herring some 350 kilometres above the Arctic Circle. ... See MoreSee Less
One lucky woman! Congrats Emily! The Poles will entrance you.
Please check your emails for my application! It was sent Wednesday. I hope it’s not too late! Thank you
Thank you so much! 🥰
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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.