Pen Hadow

One of the world’s leading explorers, having led an array of pioneering high-profile endeavours in the North Pole region, he’s now dedicated to protecting its threatened wildlife and ecosystem as the sea ice retreats. Pen leads the 90ºNorth Unit, advocating an international agreement to create the North Pole Marine Reserve, and he’s director of the associated scientific research and public engagement programme, Arctic Mission – in 2017, the first non-icebreaking vessels in history to enter into the North Pole’s international waters. Previously, he led the award-winning international scientific research programme, Catlin Arctic Survey (2007-2012) investigating the Arctic’s rapidly melting sea ice.