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Principal Expedition Team

The Principal Expedition Team is the architect behind the Antarctic Climate Epic Expedition 2023 (ACE), engineering ACE’s Mission, Goals, Outputs, Communications, and Partnerships leading up to and beyond ACE. The Principal Expedition Team also serves as part of the Steering Committee.


Sylvia Earle

Chief of Expedition

Don Walsh

Chief Advisor

Michael Aw

Project Director

Janel Kok

VP of Communications

Alex Rose

Project Manager

David Doubilet

Principal Expedition Photographer

Jennifer Hayes

Principal Expedition Photographer

Mohamed Nasheed

Expedition Mentor