About DR Alex Cowan, Naturalist Guide and Expedition Leader
Alex has long held a fascination with the natural world and with polar regions. He studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge where his graduate research included work on volcanic processes, mining techniques and carbon storage.
First travelling to the Arctic in 2005, he has worked as a professional polar guide since 2011. In addition to leading ship-based expeditions has worked in the field with the Government of South Georgia reviewing visitor activities on the island. He is invested in promoting safe and professional guiding and sits on the board of directors of the Polar Tourism Guides Association. He is certified as a Senior Polar Guide.