A man at the front line of exploration and one of the world’s most experienced divers and polar experts, Paul Rose has been helping scientists unlock global mysteries for the past 30 years in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet.
Paul is Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society and Chair of the Expeditions and Fieldwork Division.
He is an expert polar, environmental, exploration and field science consultant.
His new BBC documentary, Frank Wild: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero, has just aired on BBC ONE and BBC TWO. Paul's reportage on cycling has recently been transmitted on BBC ONE Inside Out and he is now working on his new BBC ONE Inside Out documentary on Ocean Debris.
Paul's voice-over work includes making the official recording of Captain Scott's diaries for the British Library.
He reports for BBC News and makes live appearances on BBC Breakfast, BBC 24 News, Sky News and local TV News.
He presented the BBC Human Planet Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
Paul's radio broadcasting work includes: BBC National and Local Radio including World Service, Dermot O'Leary, Steve Wright, Midweek, You and Yours, Simon Mayo, Rock FM, World Radio Switzerland and US National Radio.
He was the Base Commander of Rothera Research Station, Antarctica for the British Antarctic Survey for 10 years and was awarded HM The Queen's Polar Medal.
For his work with NASA and the Mars Lander project on Mt Erebus, Antarctica he was awarded the US Polar Medal.
The Royal Geographical Society presented The Ness Award to Paul - "For the popularisation of Geography and the wider understanding of our world".
Paul has a mountain named after him in Antarctica and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria.
With a proven track record in business engagements Paul is a sought-after speaker, chairman, host and moderator for industry and NGO events.
In 2013 he will be competing in his second Rolex Fastnet Race.
He is a published author: Paul co-authored his BBC linked book, Oceans. He writes numerous commissioned magazine articles, and has recently completed writing on Humboldt and Magellan for a new book on Great Explorers. He is a freelance Journalist and a member of the Society of Authors.
With unique access across a wide range of expert fields, Paul is constantly working to raise awareness of global issues such as the understanding and protection of our ecosystems and biodiversity, climate change and sustainability. He is an award-winning champion for inspiring and motivating the next generation of field scientists and explorers.
As part of his science support work Paul made a 305 meter dive to the bottom of Lake Geneva aboard the Mir Submarine.
Paul is a Mountain and Polar Guide leading Greenland Icecap crossing expeditions, polar science support logistics and mountaineering expeditions. He worked for four years as a Mountain Safety consultant to the oil industry in the Middle East.
On his recent Greenland expedition in May 2012 Paul led an expedition to successfully traverse a new 275km icecap route of Knud Rasmussen Land and repeated his first ascent of the north face of Gunnsbjørnfjeld, the highest mountain in the Arctic.
His professional diving work includes science support diving in Antarctica as the British Antarctic Survey's Institute Diving Officer, and in the Indian Ocean as Diving Ops Advisor to the RGS Shoals of Capricorn project.
He ran the US Navy diver training programme at Great Lakes Naval Training Centre and has trained many emergency response dive teams including the Police, Fire Department and Underwater Recovery Teams. And he remains a current and active PADI Dive Instructor.
Paul advises and provides operational support to expeditions, charities & business in Health & Safety, Fieldwork, Diving Operations & Expedition Training.
He is a member of the 2010 Rolex Awards selection jury.
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