Arctic Scientist and Head of Scientific Committee
Professor Peter Wadhams has spent his career in the Arctic, making more than 50 trips there, some in submarines with the Royal Navy under the polar ice. He is credited with being one of the first scientists to show that the ice that once covered the Arctic ocean was beginning to thin and shrink.
He was Director of the Scott Polar Institute in Cambridge from 1987 to 1992 and Professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge since 2001. His book, A Farewell to Ice, tells the story of his unravelling of this alarming trend and describes what the consequences for our planet will be if Arctic ice continues to disappear at its current rate.