About DR Alex Cowan, Naturalist Guide and Expedition Leader
Alex has long held a fascination with the natural world and with polar regions, studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. His graduate research included work on laboratory modelling of volcanoes as well as carbon sequestration techniques for the purposes of mitigating climate change.
He has worked as a polar guide since 2011, and in addition to leading ship-based expeditions has worked in the field with the Government of South Georgia on guideline reviews. He is passionate about 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.