EARLE, Sylvia, Ph.D.
USA (1935- )
Last updated: December 13, 2017 at 4:42 am
Scientist; aquanaut; author; public speaker; multiple record holder including the deepest dive in one-atmosphere suit and the deepest solo submersible dive; led the first all-female habitat mission; co-founded Deep Ocean Engineering (DOE) in 1981 with former husband Graham Hawkes; first woman to hold the post of Chief Scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 1900 to 1992; founded Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER Marine) in 1992; member of the Elysium – Artists for the Arctic expedition to the High Arctic in 2015; Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society since 1998; led the Sustainable Seas Expeditions from 1998 to 2002; chair of the Advisory Council for the Ocean in Google Earth; led an expedition aboard the Aquarius underwater habitat to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jacques-Yves Cousteau‘s Conshelf I; in 2012; founder of the Sylvia Earle Alliance and Mission Blue; a.k.a. Her Deepness or The Sturgeon General.
“With knowing comes caring.” – Dr. Sylvia Earle