The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition

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THE 2014-2018 SEDNA EPIC EXPEDITION

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.

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@SusanREaton_Geo @sednaepic @WaterproofExped @deepfocusimages I could grow my hair long...😇😎🐬

Reindeer herding is more than a job for some #Sami, the indigenous people who inhabit Norway—It's a way of life. As the Sami battle the Norwegian government over the size of their #reindeer herds, they're fighting to preserve their culture and way of life

Jovsset Ante Sara feeding his reindeer. He has refused to abide by his herd quota, and took the government to court.

Where Reindeer Are a Way of Life

The indigenous Sami people have fought for generations to preserve their identity. The latest battles are against Norway‘s limits on reindeer he...

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WOMEN WANTED: Snokeling with orcas & humpbacks above the #ArcticCircle, Nov. 23-Dec. 2, 2019. Here's a sneak peak at the all-female @SednaEpic @WaterproofExped that I'll lead with Joanna Lentini @deepfocusimages to the northern fjords of Norway. To be continued... #arcticsnorkel

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The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition

Congratulations to The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition's Ocean Explorer Breezy Mollicone on becoming the newest Flyin Ryan Hawks Adventure Scholar!
The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation is a non-profit endeavor inspired by the life of Ryan Hawks, a widely respected extreme skier, who passed away from injuries sustained during a Freeskiing World Tour event.
The foundations mission is to #inspire young people to live every day, all day and never stop exploring life. To #expose them to the world of outdoor adventure and to #teach Ryan's principles of living and core values.

What are your core values?“As a 30 year old going on 13, I continue to search for full-time employment, trying to break away from the vicious cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, and through hard work and dedication I have been creating my own opportunities by combining my skill set, experience, and knowledge, coining the title; Ocean M.E.S.E. Mariner, Educator, Scientist, Explorer. Educated as a multidisciplinary scientist and mariner, educator, and business entrepreneur by trade, I am a modern day explorer with the ocean being my home, my workplace, and playground. I have been to all 50 States, all 13 Provinces and Territories in Canada, 6 out of 7 continents, 4 out of 5 oceans, even the Geographic North Pole. From backpacking in Australia, seafloor mapping around the Marshall Islands, snowboarding in Switzerland, to geological mapping in Antarctica, and snorkelling the Northwest Passage, I look to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers. My live simply life parallels the Flyin Ryan Course Values.” - Breezy . . Welcome our newest adventure scholar Breezy Grenier to the fam! Read more about her on our website. #livesimply #flyinryan https://flyinryanhawks.org/adventurers/breezy-grenier/ http://breezyseas.com
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Congratulations to The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expeditions Ocean Explorer Breezy Mollicone on becoming the newest Flyin Ryan Hawks Adventure Scholar!
The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation is a non-profit endeavor inspired by the life of Ryan Hawks, a widely respected extreme skier, who passed away from injuries sustained during a Freeskiing World Tour event. 
The foundations mission is to #inspire young people to live every day, all day and never stop exploring life. To #expose them to the world of outdoor adventure and to #teach Ryans principles of living and core values.

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The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition

WOMEN WANTED: Snorkeling with orcas and humpbacks above the Arctic Circle

Stay tuned for The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition's launch, within the week, of our inaugural snorkel expedition to the northern fjords of Norway, November 23 to December 2, 2019.

The expedition begins and ends in Tromso, Norway, and involves a three-day women's leadership and team-building program prior to embarking on our dedicated vessel for a week of getting up close and personal with orcas and humpbacks as they feast on herring...

Sedna is proud to partner with Waterproof Cruises & Expeditions, the world's leader in polar diving and snorkeling.

To be continued...
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WOMEN WANTED: Snorkeling with orcas and humpbacks above the Arctic Circle

Stay tuned for The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expeditions launch, within the week, of our inaugural snorkel expedition to the northern fjords of Norway, November 23 to December 2, 2019. 

The expedition begins and ends in Tromso, Norway, and involves a three-day womens leadership and team-building program prior to embarking on our dedicated vessel for a week of getting up close and personal with orcas and humpbacks as they feast on herring...

Sedna is proud to partner with Waterproof Cruises & Expeditions, the worlds leader in polar diving and snorkeling.

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Super interested! What an inspiring expedition!

Interested!!!

I volunteer to do outreach and support from behind the scenes if there's a need for such. I'd love to go on the trip, but my hip replacements are not as enthusiastic as the rest of me...

:O ME PLEASE! I am a woman who loves Orcas and humpbacks and cold water...

I would be very interested. Could you send more information via PM when it is available. Women working with women. Wonderful!

Me! Me! Pick me!

Do you ned a middle school science teacher to do daily outreach? I volunteer as tribute...

I am fun , a diver, and a marine biologist from Alaska! Can I apply?

Wow yes. Who wouldn't want to be part of this. Orcas, humpbacks and inspirational women...what's not to love!

Desaster Master in the make ( really, no kidding!😉), Firefighter, Veterinarian, EMT and HazMat Specialist with Biological Background and Divers license. Does that fit in the roster? I’d love to be in..... keep up that inspiring Process!👍🏼☺️

Oh I’m definitely interested! I’m a wildlife filmmaker and photographer and one of my dreams is to film orcas and humpbacks!

Would love to be a part of this!!

Samantha Irwin

Leah Baade

Teresa Chilkowich

Jo Anie Snape Mc Guire

Yes please!

Yes please

Very interested! 😊

Whoa!!! Sounds amazing!! I will be staying tuned...!

A dream

Kim Wallace ... wait, your FB thing shows that you are in Norway ... maybe you already know about this or got it started ...?

Wooooow!!!!

I am definitely going to need details on this.

I would love to be part of this

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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.