Gaelin Rosenwaks

Gaelin Rosenwaks

Founder, President, Global Ocean Exploration

MEM '04

Gaelin Rosenwaks is an explorer, photographer and ocean advocate. Always fascinated by the marine world, Gaelin began diving at 14 and has since continued exploring ocean ecosystems. She began her career at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where she researched over-wintering patterns of Southern Ocean zooplankton. Gaelin earned her Master of Environmental Management Degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University working with the Tag-A-Giant program and conducting research on the migratory movements of Giant Bluefin Tunas. She has conducted fieldwork throughout the world from the Antarctic to the Arctic on icebreakers to both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on fishing vessels. To Gaelin, there is nothing better than being in the open ocean surrounded by endless blue water and passing wildlife. Alarmed by the changes happening in the oceans, Gaelin founded Global Ocean Exploration (GOE) in 2008. GOE is a company devoted to bringing cutting-edge expedition science to the public through photography, writing, film. She now participates and conducts expeditions in every ocean to alert the public not only to the challenges facing the oceans, but also to what science is doing to understand these changes. 

Gaelin is a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain, and a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club where she serves as Secretary. She also serves on the Conservation Committee of the Explorers Club and has been honored to carry the Explorers Club Flag on two of her expeditions to the Arctic. She is also a Co-Chair of the Junior Council of the American Museum of Natural History. 

Gaelin has published articles in scientific journals, newspapers and magazines. She has also appeared as a scientific consultant and angler on the National Geographic Channel Series, Fish Warrior. She has delivered lectures at various institutions including the Explorers Club and Patagonia, Inc. 


To see some of Gaelin’s work, please visit:: www.globaloceanexploration.com.

 

"The experience and knowledge I gained from the multi-disciplinary nature of the NSOE MEM program has proved invaluable in all of my endeavors after graduation, from both purely scientific pursuits to journalism. Having this strong background has allowed me to work in many different genres from climate change to my specialty, fisheries."