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 and communicate global mysteries for the past 30 years in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet. He is an expert polar, environmental, exploration and field science consultant.

He says ..  “Our oceans are the largest, most important, least protected and least understood ecosystem on the planet. Who can fail to be positively influenced by it’s vast scale, sense of vibrancy and life-giving biodiversity? And yet we continue to treat the oceans as a bottomless pit for all of our wastes. There is no more of a sobering sight than to see thousands of seabirds and marine life dead on the beaches with their stomachs full of our plastic debris. And harder to see, but equally as potent is the devastating effect that the tiny plastic particles have on our marine life as it enters the food chain. We have to raise awareness of the damage caused by marine debris and urgently find ways to stop it! The Plastic Oceans Foundation and the documentary they are producing can raise that awareness through the power of film and in future initiatives. It is an important message and I will do all I can to ensure it is heard and for this reason I am pleased to be one of their patrons”.

He is now at sea leading a  Pristine Seas expedition to Rapa Iti / Marotiri.

Paul is Expedition Leader for the National Geographic Pristine Seas Expeditions. And has just finished his second term as Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society and Chair of the Expeditions and Fieldwork Division.

His work with National Geographic includes leading  Pristine Seas Expeditions chairing special events such as the Great Energy Challenge – Arctic and leading Arctic online disscusions.

His current BBC Inside Out documentaries include: Fracking, Way of the Roses , Plastic Oceans, The Pennines and Learning Outside the Classroom. He is currently filming  a new documentary for BBC TWO.

Paul’s television presenting credits include: Frank Wild: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero, Britain’s Secret Seas, Oceans, Voyages of Discovery, Take One Museum, Meltdown, Wind and Scrapheap Challenge.

Paul’s voice-over work includes making the official recording of Captain Scott’s diaries for the British Library.

Paul has many TV guest appearances