Paul Rose

Paul Rose

Director of Expeditions

National Geographic Institute


At man at the fronltine of exploration and one of the world’s most accomplished science expedition leaders, Paul Rose helps scientists unlock and communicate global mysteries in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet.

He is the Head of Expeditions for National Geographic Pristine Seas, which has completed 43 expeditions all over the globe and helped to protect over 6.6 million square kilometers of ocean. A broadcaster, published author and journalist, Paul has presented 22 BBC television programmes on current affairs, science and the environment.

Paul is an Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme, with a special focus on plastic pollution.

He spent a decade as Base Commander of Rothera Research Station, Antarctica, for the British Antarctic Survey. For this he was awarded the Queen’s Polar Medal and for his Antarctic work with NASA, the US Polar Medal. He is a former vice president of the Royal Geographical Society, which awarded him its Founder’s Medal. A mountain has been named after him in Antarctica.