WINGS is honored to have Team Sedna submerge WINGS Flag #14 in arctic Frobisher Bay on the second leg of this 4-year conservation and exploration program. From July 25 through August 4, the 12-woman team is snorkeling along Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. They launched this progressive, 4-year project in 2014 with the Proof-of-Concept expedition hailing another WINGS Flag.
The purpose and goals of this leg of the Sedna Epic Expedition are:
- To study the impacts of global warming in the Arctic, specifically involving melting glaciers, disappearing sea ice, warming waters and ocean acidification
To deliver ocean educational outreach to Inuit communities
To empower and educate girls and young women in these matrilineal communities to be future scientists, documentarians and leaders to mitigate global warming and address climate change in the Arctic
The final and ultimate piece of the expedition is scheduled for the summers of 2018 and 2019, when the all-woman team will take part in a 3,000 kilometer snorkel relay along the Northwest Passage, a feat that has never before been done.
Team Sedna is led by its Founder Susan R. Eaton, a geologist, geophysicist, explorer, journalist and conservationist, and by Assistant Team Leader Renata Rojas, a master diver and banker.
Learn more about the Sedna Epic Expedition by visiting the team’s website or by watching the video below: