Gaelin Rosenwaks at IOFF

Part of a series recorded at IOFF

Gaelin Rosenwaks is a marine scientist, explorer, photographer, and filmmaker. Always fascinated by the marine world, Gaelin began diving at 14 and has since continued exploring ocean ecosystems. She began her career at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where she researched over-wintering patterns of Southern Ocean zooplankton. Gaelin earned her Master’s Degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University working with the Tag-A-Giant program and conducting research on the migratory movements of Giant Bluefin Tunas. She has conducted fieldwork throughout the world from the Antarctic to the Arctic on icebreakers to both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on fishing vessels. To Gaelin, there is nothing better than being in the open ocean surrounded by endless blue water and passing wildlife. Alarmed by the changes happening in the oceans, Gaelin founded Global Ocean Exploration (GOE) to share her passion for ocean exploration, marine conservation and photography. GOE is a company devoted to bringing cutting-edge expedition science to the public through photography, writing, and film. She now participates and conducts expeditions in every ocean to alert the public not only to the challenges facing the oceans, but also to what science is doing to understand these changes.


Gaelin is a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain, and a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club where she served as Secretary of the Board of Directors. She also serves on the Conservation Committee of the Explorers Club and has been honored to carry the Explorers Club Flag on two of her expeditions to the Arctic. Gaelin has published articles and photographs in scientific journals, newspapers and magazines. She has also appeared as a scientific consultant, angler and on-camera presenter on the National Geographic Channel Series, Fish Warrior. Gaelin is an accomplished public speaker having delivered lectures at various institutions including the Explorers Club and Patagonia, Inc. Her fine art photography has shown in galleries along the East Coast and can be found in many prestigious collections. Gaelin's passion for the ocean and conservation is infectious and she hopes to inspire others to care about our planet through her work.

Her film,Coral: Glimmer of Hope, can be found here.

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.