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.
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.
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.
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.
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 polar science support work continues in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica.
With a proven track record in business engagements Paul is a sought-after speaker, chairman, host and moderator for industry and NGO events.
He is a very experienced and popular public speaker, science support and field logistics expert, polar guide, professional diver and instructor, mountaineer and yacht skipper.