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Kevin Rattue

Kevin’s adventurist spirit has taken him to many of the world’s special places through work and personal travel. Most recently, he has spent time in the Canadian High Arctic; specifically in Nunavut (Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay, Clyde River and Iqaluit) while working on the protection of Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) – the eastern gateway to the Northwest Passage. He is a Naturalist with a background in geology and physical geography that includes glaciology, icesheet, and sea-ice movement in the context of past, present and future climatic conditions. Polar exploration history, sovereignty claims and how the future governance of the Polar regions might change as a result of climate change are themes of special interest to him as a Naturalist.

A former exploration geologist, he worked in India, the Sumatran and Borneo jungles, Australia and the Middle East that provided valuable insight on local and regional lifestyles in the context of environmental protection and economic development. Since 1985 (with the exception of three years in Alaska) he has lived with his family in the Snoqualmie Valley, near Seattle. He met his wife while trekking in the Himalayas in 1982 and they have a son and daughter. Kevin grew up in England and received a doctorate from the University of Oxford in Polar research and holds degrees in Geology and Hydrogeology. His latest travel includes the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea, the Chilean fjords and Central America.