Last Updated: 26 Aug, 2023 | Views: 236
Other Profession(s): Author, Teacher, Marine Biologist, Oceanographer
Famous For: Written Thesis “Phaeophyta of Eastern Gulf of Mexico”
Higher Education: Harvard University her Ph.D
Sylvia Alice Earle, a known scientist, was born on August 30, 1935. In the 1960s, Earle began deep-sea diving and conducting research on marine ecosystems. She logged thousands of hours underwater, setting multiple diving records and using innovative diving techniques to explore the depths of the ocean.
Sylvia Earle Career:
Sylvia Earle Tektite Project:
• As part of the program, she spent two weeks living in Tektite II, studying the effects of prolonged deep-sea living on the human body.
Sylvia Earle Founder of Deep Ocean Engineering:
• The company played a significant role in advancing deep-sea research capabilities.
Sylvia Earle Mission Blue and Hope Spots:
• In 2009, Sylvia Earle founded Mission Blue, an organization aimed at exploring and protecting the "Hope Spots" of the ocean, which are areas critical for marine biodiversity and ecological resilience.
• Mission Blue works to raise awareness, promote conservation, and advocate for the establishment of marine protected areas.
Some of her notable publications include "Sea Change:
• A Message of the Oceans" and "The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One." She has also appeared in various documentaries and media outlets, sharing her expertise and passion for ocean conservation.
Sylvia Earle Ocean Exploration Trust:
• Earle served as the first female Chief Scientist of the Ocean Exploration Trust (formerly the Institute for Exploration) from 1999 to 2002. Through this role, she contributed to deep-sea exploration and scientific research expeditions.
Sylvia Earle Awards:
• 2009: TED Prize
• National Women's Hall of Fame
• 2018: Doctor of Science, University of Edinburgh| Princess of Asturias Awards