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HELLO! I’M DR. HEÏDI SEVESTRE

I'm a glaciologist, fellow international of The Explorers Club, working at AMAP, the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, Working Group to the Arctic Council. I am an avid science communicator and lead several expeditions to cold places every year.

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Ski kite expedition in Greenland

Join us on a unique adventure that combines adventure, science and education across Greenland. For the next few weeks, Matthieu Tordeur and I will traverse 1500 km from Ilulissat to Qaanaaq, using kites and skis to collect scientific data and raise awareness on the importance of the second largest ice sheet on earth. I will send updates in english every day on my instagram account, link below.

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Arctic Ascent

Join climber Alex Honnold, Hazel Findlay, Aldo Kane, Mikey Schaefer, Adam Kjeldsen, and yours truly, on a thrilling adventure in Greenland. The series premieres on National Geographic TV on Feb 4th, and hits Disney+ and Hulu the next day. 🎥
 

As a glaciologist, I had the privilege of joining this extraordinary climbing expedition. But we didn't just climb; we collected crucial climate data on the ground in Greenland.

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Nouveaux livres!

Je suis heureuse d'annoncer la publications de mes deux nouveaux livres:

Sentinelle du Climat aux Editions Harper Collins France

Demain C'est Nous aux Editions du Faubourg

Disponibles dans toutes les librairies et en ligne! Bonne lecture :)

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BIO

There’s one thing you should know about me: I LOVE glaciers. 10 years ago, as I was hiking from Chamonix to Zermatt, a mountain guide told me that it is possible to spend your life studying glaciers, and become a glaciologist. I’ve never looked back. Through my studies and my work I have had the chance to study glaciers all around the world, from the French Alps to Greenland, from the Arctic to Antarctica. Today, I invest my time in science policy and science outreach. I believe researchers like me have the duty to communicate about our work and tell the world about the wonders of the cryosphere and the threats targeting it.

Background & Expertise

MY EXPERIENCE

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GLACIOLOGIST

My research is mostly field-based, and focuses on glacier dynamics in the Arctic and the structure of ice shelves in Antarctica. I obtained my PhD in October 2015 from the University of Oslo (while being fully based at UNIS in Svalbard) and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of St Andrews from 2016 to 2017.

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Member of the Secretariat of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

I have recently joined the team of AMAP, the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, Working Group to the Arctic Council. I am involved in the Arctic PASSION project (Pan-Arctic Observing System of Systems), SAON (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks), and all things climate change related! I also take care of AMAP's outreach, making sure that the science our experts produce is accessible to all.

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LECTURER

Science outreach is one of my priorities. I believe all scientists have the duty to communicate about their work, especially when climate change needs to be better understood by the general public. I often give public lectures, visit schools and universities, and work on cruise ships travelling to the polar regions. My lectures focus on climate change, glaciers and ice sheets, and the geography of the places we visit.

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TV HOST

I have been filming documentaries for National Geographic, BBC, CBC, ZDF, ITV, Time Magazine, France 2, and hosting science documentaries for France 5 and Ushuaia TV.

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GLACIERS ON THE MOVE

When Art meets Science to raise awareness on surging glaciers in Svalbard

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CLIMATE SENTINELS

The first clean science expedition to study black carbon in Svalbard.

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THE LAST TROPICAL GLACIERS

Documenting the disappearance of the last tropical glaciers on Earth.

CURRENT PROJECTS

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