ABOUT THE TEAM

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Paul Andrew Mayewski is an internationally acclaimed glaciologist, climate scientist and polar explorer who has led more than 60 expeditions throughout the remotest polar and high mountain regions of the planet. His scientific and exploration achievements have been recognized by numerous awards such as: the first-ever international Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research and the Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Medal. He has appeared many times in major media including: National Geographic, CBS 60 Minutes, and the Emmy Award Winning Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously.”

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Charles H. Norchi is the Benjamin Thompson Professor of Law in the University of Maine School of Law and Director of the Center for Oceans and Coastal Law. He teaches and researches international law, law of the sea, international human rights, law and science, and Arctic Law. He is co-President of the Arctic Futures Institute, Chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law section of the Association of American Law Schools, Fellow of the Explorers Club, the Royal Geographic Society and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences and was Fulbright Arctic Scholar in Iceland.

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Alexander F. More is a leading climate & health scientist and economic historian at Harvard, the Climate Change Institute & LIU. His research spans multiple continents and centuries, focusing on the impact of climate change on population and ecosystem health and the economy, as well as the human impact on climate and the environment. He has worked in the US Senate for Ted Kennedy and is actively involved in conservation efforts with multiple non-profit organizations. His work and interviews have been featured by CNN, The Washington Post, Forbes, CBS, ABC, Newsweek and many other news media worldwide.

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Glaciologist and photographer Mariusz Potocki is completing his doctorate degree at the University of Maine. He has participated in over 20 research expeditions around the world to recover ice cores that shed light on the changing climate. Most recently, he participated in the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, where he and Sherpa colleagues collected the highest- elevation ice core ever recovered (8,030 m), which will provide the first view of past climate in the lower stratosphere.
As a field scientist, he is always guided by a respect for research, safety, the local inhabitants, and their culture. However, when possible during expeditions, Potocki also documents the beauty of landscapes and the natural environment. His photographs have won numerous awards across international con- tests. As an avid mountaineer, spelunker, and diver, he aims to share the spectacular beauty of remote destinations through his unique and artistic photographs.