Gaelin Rosenwaks is a marine scientist, explorer, photographer, and filmmaker. 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’s 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) to share her passion for ocean exploration, marine conservation and photography. GOE is a company devoted to bringing cutting-edge expedition science to the public through photography, writing, and 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, the Explorers Club and a member of the Society of Women Geographers. She 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 has published articles in scientific journals, newspapers and magazines and has delivered lectures at global conferences and many institutions including the Explorers Club, Patagonia, Inc, Duke University and Yale University. She has appeared as an expert on many TV programs including on The Discovery Channel, Science Channel, CBS News, and Business Insider, and as a presenter and angler on the National Geographic Channel Series, Fish Warrior. Her photography has been displayed in many exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at Duke University, The Maritime Aquarium, and the Patagonia Upper West Side Store in NYC. To Gaelin, there is nothing better than being in the open ocean surrounded by endless blue water and passing wildlife. Gaelin's passion for the ocean and conservation is infectious and she hopes to inspire others to care about our planet through her work.


Selected Expeditions/Projects:

  • Global Catch: Portraits of a Precious Resource

  • Ocean Acidification in the Western Arctic Ocean

  • Arctic Salmon

  • Bering Sea Ice Expedition

  • Seaweed Farmers of the Philippines

Additional Skills: 

  • US Coast Guard Licensed Captain

  • NAUI & PADI certified Rescue SCUBA Diver

  • Accomplished Angler

  • Avid Rock & Ice Climber, Backcountry Snowboarder

  • Audubon Together Green Hero