EARLE, Sylvia, Ph.D.

USA (1935- )

Last updated: April 13, 2020 at 0:38 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

Hans Hass Award (Historical Diving Society, 2010)
Legend of the Sea (Beneath the Sea, 2008)
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2000)
Women Divers Hall of Fame (2000)
Time Magazine Hero for the Planet (1998)
DEMA Hall of Fame (1991)
Diver of the Year (Our World-Underwater, 1978)
NOGI Award (Science, 1976)

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