We explore in search of inspiration. We explore to learn exactly what’s happening in our oceans. Underwater exploration is a potent tool in the quest for a sustainable planet.
Under The Pole expeditions endeavor to push the boundaries of underwater exploration. We have a bold, pioneering spirit and are relentlessly innovative and inventive in our approach. Our expeditions are recognized internationally for their expertise in polar diving. To date Under The Pole has brought together 150 teammates and 180 partner research institutes and companies. At the helm are myself and my wife, Emmanuelle Périé-Bardout. As a couple we have turned our passion for exploration into a career and a way of life.
Ghislain BARDOUT, Director of the UTP Expeditions
We have better maps of the Moon, Mars, and Jupiter than we do of our own ocean floor.
Dr. Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer, Explorer
THREE UNIQUE ADVENTURES
UNDER THE POLE I
Forty-five days at the Geographic North Pole to reveal the splendor of the ice caps in 52 dives.
UNDER THE POLE II
Twenty-one months in the heart of Greenland, wintering on the ice and the first dives of over 100 meters under the ice caps.
UNDER THE POLE III
Three years of expedition around the world to revolutionize the human presence in the undersea environment.
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