THE TEAM

Meet the team

Andreas B. Heide

Captain and Founder

Andreas is a professional sailor, marine biologist and owner of S.V. Barba. Background as a military diver and naval officer, MsC in Marine biology and extensive epxerience working with and for the ocean.

Larissa clark

Head of onshore operations

Director of This Chapter PR and Another World Adventures, Larissa has 15 years experience in ocean conservation communications. She heads up the communications at eXXpedition, Trygg Mat Tracking and previously Environmental Justice Foundation.

Hugh Francis Anderson

ONBOARD REPORTER

Writer specialising in adventure and the environment. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Contributing Editor for both Oceanographic Magazine and Sidetracked Magazine, and Adventure Correspondent for I-M Intelligent Magazine.

Tom Grove

Lead scientist

Tom is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, completed his Bachelors at the University of Cambridge and is the co-founder of Whale Wise.

Arzucan Askin

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

Arzu is the 2021 OWUSS European Rolex Scholar, currently studying for the MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford.

ALYSSA STOLLER

SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR

Alyssa is a Marine Systems and Policies MSc graduate from the University of Edinburgh and is the co-founder of Whale Wise.

ROTATING TEAM MEmbers

Emil Gundersen

Sailor // Technician // From Norway

Giulia Ercoletti

Scientist // MsC Marine Ecobiology // From Italy