©2020 BY DR. HEÏDI SEVESTRE.

NEWS

NEW! 
OPENING OF MY OFFICIAL SHOP
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This is a big first for me! I am so happy to announce the opening of a little shop on this website, on which you can order my best pictures and get them printed on beautiful canvas. For the next month or so you'll be able to find some of my pictures from the Ross sea voyage I have just done in Antarctica. If you like penguins and glaciers, go and take a look!

WHAT'S NEXT? THE LAST TROPICAL GLACIERS

I am so excited to announce that we are already planning our next expedition with my team from The Last Tropical Glaciers. We are looking at the second cluster of tropical glaciers: East Africa! This will take us quite a few weeks to materialize but we cannot wait to tell you more about it. Do check our updates on instagram and facebook!

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IL FAUT SAUVER LES ALPES / SAVE THE ALPS

Another french documentary to watch in isolation! Here's the first one of a long series, called Save the Alps it explores the solution to preserve our planet, protect our air, water and soils. 

SUR LE FRONT DES GLACIERS

I was lucky to take part in a brand new documentary for national french TV France 2 : Sur Le Front des Glaciers, presented by Hugo Clément. We spent a week in Svalbard ogether last year, I took the team to Recherchebreen which was surging at the time. The documentary is absolutely fantastic, do take a look here!

CLIMATE SENTINELS : POSTPONED TO APRIL 2021

We sincerely regret to inform you that, given the exceptional circumstances triggered by the COVID-19 virus outbreak, we are forced to postpone our 2020 Svalbard ski expedition.

The adventure however is not over, and we anticipate to reschedule our expedition in a year’s time, which is the next time-window possible for such an expedition. In the hope of your continued assistance, we aim to inspire, educate and empower even more in April 2021 !

BACK FROM ANTARCTICA !

I am back from an incredible adventure around Antarctica. We did a semi-circumnavigation of the white continent from Ushuaia to New Zealand via the Ross Sea. It was absolutely extraordinary, you can follow all my stories on my instagram account.

GLACIERS ON THE MOVE EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY IN SVALBARD! 

Our exhibition is now on display at the Svalbard Museum! The opening yesterday was a huge success and we would like to sincerely thank everyone who came!

A big thank you to the Svalbard Museum and to all of you who followed our live stream on Facebook!

Thank you to the Svalbard folkehøgskole and Alta folkehøgskole for visiting us in the morning, and for all your great questions.

The exhibition will be in place at the museum until the end of December :) Plenty of time to see it during the dark season.

A special thanks to Silvia Galli, Sophie Cordon and Yann Rashid for your help with the opening!

TERRES EXTREMES / EXTREME EARTH

On the 17th of October, two new episodes of Terres Extremes / extreme Earth will be aired on France national TV France 5! The first episode was shot last January in the UAE, and the second one was shot in July last year in Guatemala/Costa Rica!

THE LAST TROPICAL GLACIERS

It is about time I tell you about my new project: The Last Tropical Glaciers! ❄️🏔

It all started in 2016 when I took my brother Mael Sevestre up Mt Kilimanjaro and got to see these incredible tropical glaciers for the very first time. Since then I haven't stopped obsessing over them. Many of these glaciers have already disappeared and for the 3000 that remain, it is only a question of time before they partially or totally disappear before the end of this century.

It is time to join forces and raise awareness on these glaciers while saving as much of them as we can.

In November I will be travelling to Colombia with Nina Adjanin and Antoine Kremer to work with the local populations and scientists. We will be meeting with the great project http://www.cumbresblancas.co/. 

 

Follow all our work here: www.thelasttropicalglaciers.com

Picture from www.cesardavid.com

NEWSLETTER #2 IS OUT!

The second iteration of my newsletter is finally out! Lots of updates on my different projects and upcoming adventures.  You can either subscribe using the form on the home page of this website, or download it HERE. Happy reading! 

FILMING A NEW DOCUMENTARY: SAVE THE ALPS!

First part of the shoot for #IlFautSauverlesAlpes #SaveTheAlps is over, what a week it has been, absolutely fantastic!

Cannot wait to show you all what we did :) 

 

Thank you to all the brilliant people we got the chance to meet and learn from.

So lucky I got to share it with the most incredible team: Nicolas Plain Laurent Lichtenstein Loris Quinto Géraud Combelles et the dream team back in Paris: La Jolie Prod!

And the big help from Benjamin, Martin, Adrien Sauvage Pierre Boucher and the weather gods :)
Université Grenoble Alpes International Ushuaïa TV

ENERGY OBSERVER: EOdyssey to the Arctic

I was immensely lucky to join the team from Energy Observer two weeks ago in Tromsø for their incredible journey to Svalbard. Energy Observer was aiming to become the first vessel in the world to reach Svalbard, only powered by renewable energy and hydrogen.

We left Tromsø on the 2nd of August, and reached Longyearbyen on the 10th in the morning. Once in Svalbard we spent 3 days exploring central Spitzbergen with the ship, sailing to Pyramiden and Tunabreen. We took the chance to retrieve the cameras for my project Glaciers On The Move that were left in place in August 2018.  

Energy Observer is sailing around the world until 2022. Make sure you follow their progress www.energy-observer.org and all the other local solutions they are showcasing along the way.

Thank you to the whole EO team for the unforgettable journey and to Polar Horizons for all the help in Svalbard.

Pictures: Amelie Conty, Julien Voigt, Antoine Drancey, Yann Rashid

FELLOW INTERNATIONAL OF THE EXPLORERS CLUB!

“Dear Dr. Sevestre,

Congratulations! On June 1st, the Board of Directors of the Explorers Club approved your application for membership as a fellow international.”

 

What a huge honor it is to be a part of the greatest family of Explorers. I would like to thank my sponsors, Mr. Benjamin Pothier and Mr. Snorre Hagen for their trust and support.

 

I wouldn't be a glaciologist if it wasn't for the exaltation of exploring the frontiers of glacierized regions and of science as a whole. I tip my hat to those who have relentlessly contributed to push the boundaries of what we thought was possible. I can hardly believe that I am now part of the same community as of Elon Musk, Buzz Aldrin, Thomas Pesquet and James Cameron. It is now my time to contribute to this community to the best of my abilities.

 

 

 

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BACK FROM 3 WEEKS IN THE ARCTIC!

The Arctic holds such a special place in my heart. I was so happy to be able to spend 3 weeks travelling from Svalbard to Greenland via Jan Mayen! Three weeks of adventures aboard L'Austral from La Compagnie du Ponant. My job was to give lectures on Glaciers/Ice Sheets and Climate Change, and guide our passengers in the field. The landscapes were jaw dropping and we got extremely fortunate with the weather and wildlife. I am even happier to be heading back to Svalbard in 3 days! More glaciers and adventures to be had :) Watch this space and in the meantime, enjoy this gallery!

WEBINAR ON TROPICAL GLACIERS

Next Sunday! 6PM Paris time, 11AM Colombia, 5PM CET

I will be giving a talk on tropical glaciers for the Colombian project "Cumbres Blancas". So happy to take part in this wonderful adventure! They aim to raise awareness on the last glaciers of the country and find solutions to save as much of these glaciers as possible.

NEWS! You can watch the replay here:

ASSOCIATION OF POLAR EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS

INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE

It's tomorrow!

16:30 GMT is 18:30 Paris time

Will be talking about the carbon footprint of fieldwork in the polar regions, innovative technologies and projects to reduce it, and of course Climate Sentinels!

Thank you APECS and Dr. Ankit Pramanik for the opportunity.

To watch the presentation click here:

SPEAKING EVENT: LEA NATURE

Two climate experts will speak: Jean Jouzel, climatologist and glaciologist, and Heidi Sevestre, glaciologist.

And for the very first time, François Bernard, a teacher at Fénélon La Rochelle, and his 20 students will participate to the discussion.

 

The speakers will discuss the global and local challenges that climate change brings.

 


The conference will be chaired by Juliette Duquesne, Journalist and Writer.

The conference will be live on Facebook! Thursday the 16th, 5PM GTM:

TERRES EXTREMES: Replay

Thank you all who've watched french TV last night! If you've missed the episodes do not worry! They're available for a while on France TV replay:

TERRES EXTREMES ON FRENCH TV SOON!

Terres Extremes season 2 is here! 25th April, 20:50, France 5

I am so lucky to be hosting a series of science documentaries for French TV channel France 5.

 

Here’s the first teaser for the Japan episode. We spent a month there, travelling all across the archipelago to learn about typhoons, tsunamis and earthquakes. What a magical country, a fascinating culture and tantalising fight between man and nature. 

All credits to the amazing team:

Fred Mergey Cédric Fouré Yuta Yagishita Arno Rauzy

It will be aired with another episode we filmed in California! I loved SoCal and NorCal, such nice people there, amazing scientists working on predicting the next “big one” and designing a world that can sustain such massive earthquakes. We also visited death valley , a place where we can learn a lot about life in extreme conditions. Watch the teaser below :)

All credits are due to the other and not the least amazing team!

Laurent Lichtenstein Marina Boyenval Loris Quinto Seb Carayol