Unserer Mitarbeiter

Oceanwide staff

Die freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Mitarbeiter unserer Verkaufs- und Reservierungsabteilung stehen Ihnen zur Verfügung. Sie beantworten Ihnen alle relevanten Fragen zu Ihrer Reise, dem Reiseziel und den Oceanwide Expeditions-Schiffen. Sie alle waren auf einer oder mehreren Expeditionsreisen in der Arktis und Antarktis und haben die wunderbaren Polarregionen kennengelernt. Bereits seit Jahren arbeiten sie mit großer Begesiterung für Oceanwide Expeditions.

Expedition staff

  • Philipp Schaudy
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Austrian

Philipp Schaudy holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Geography and has studied in Austria, Iceland, and Svalbard. A restless traveler, adventurer, and alpinist, he’s always loved the outdoors.

Doing the bulk of his travel by bicycle, Philipp has visited more than 80 countries and set foot on all seven continents. He earns a living in his homeland of Austria by giving talks about his long trips and expeditions.

Philipp first visited Svalbard in 1998, and from 2004 to 2006 he and his wife lived in Longyearbyen. There they experienced not only the midnight sun, but also the magic of the polar night.

It was during these years that Philipp started working as a tour guide. In the cold months he led snowmobile trips into the Svalbard wilderness, and during the summers he led guests on glacier hiking trips.

Since 2005 Philipp has worked for Oceanwide Expeditions as a guide, lecturer, and expedition leader, taking voyages to some of the wildest places on Earth. 

He considers himself a victim of the polar virus and can attest that it’s highly contagious. 

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  • Pippa Low
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British

Pippa has worked as a marine guide and skipper for 10 years, primarily in Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, and the polar regions.

  • Sara Jenner
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British

For as long as Sara can remember, she has had a passion for travel and for finding the wildest and most remote places on Earth.

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  • Florence Kuyper
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marcel Paul
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: German
  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Adam Turner
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Hans Verdaat
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Rinie van Meurs
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Eduardo Rubio
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Guatemalan
  • Claudio Ghiglione
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Italian
  • Jan Belgers
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Activity staff

  • Henrik Enckell
  • Function: Dive Team Leader & Advisor
  • Nationalität: Swedish

Henrik is an experienced dive leader, rebreather instructor trainer, and one of the first dive masters to bring tourists diving in Antarctica.

Henrik has been diving for over 25 years and teaches all levels of recreational and technical diving up to Advanced Trimix CCR.

He runs the IART (International Association of Rebreather Trainers) Regional Office for Northern Europe and is a member of the IART Board of Advisors.

Henrik is a keen wreck diver and has been involved in deep-wreck expeditions all over the world. Some of the interesting wrecks he has visited are the WW2 disasters General von Steuben and Wilhelm Gustloff in the Baltic as well as the HMS Victoria ("the vertical wreck") at 145 meters (475 feet) off the Lebanese coast.

His interest in both the ocean and space has engaged him in projects with the European Space Agency (Mars500 Project) and SeaSpace Exploration and Research Society (Project Poseidon), among others.

He has a military background, having served in peace keeping and enforcing missions in the Middle East and former Yugoslavia.

He has been leading dive expeditions in Antarctica and the Arctic for almost 20 years in remote and challenging waters, many of which have never been dived before.

Henrik holds an M.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering and works in the automotive industry when not traveling the polar regions.

He has lived and worked in Tokyo for two years but currently lives in India with his wife, three teenage daughters, and five-year-old son.

  • Michael Green
  • Function: Dive Team Leader and Advisor
  • Nationalität: British

Michael began diving in 1980, training with the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Harbour.

Captains

  • Joachim Schiel
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: German

Born near the German city of Cologne, Joachim Schiel grew up some distance from the coast. His first contact with vessels came from the yearly sailing trips he made with a youth group on the Baltic.

After finishing school, serving in the military, and working a few different jobs, he started an apprenticeship in boat building. It was not long, however, before he realized he would rather work on vessels at sea than in the shipyard.

So in 1998, he started his sailing career on tall ships. Over the following years, he sailed during the summer and attended nautical college in Enkhuizen during the winter. This led to sailing on many different vessels all over the world before he became a captain in 2006.

He first sailed to Svalbard in 2009 and instantly fell in love with the Arctic, preferring to sail in the far north ever since. He has been on Rembrandt van Rijn since 2017, making voyages in Northern Norway, Svalbard, and East Greenland.

When Joachim is not sailing the polar regions, he likes to go hiking and diving in the warmer areas of the world.

  • Evgeny Levakov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Evgeny Levakov was born in a small village not far from Nerekhta, an ancient Russian town in the Kostroma region. The closest water to his village was a 15,000 square-meter pond.

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  • Remmert Koster
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Remmert Koster was born in the Netherlands, and from a young age he was convinced he would become a captain.

  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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  • Toni Salo
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Finnish
  • Arthur Yakovlev
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Office

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  • Florian J. Piper
  • Function: Director Sales | Arctic program
  • Nationalität: German
  • Marie Rose Porreca
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Alexandra den Dikken
  • Function: Senior Graphic Designer
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ko de Korte
  • Function: Consultant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • Nyrée Siereveld-Verstraete
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Gabi Merten
  • Function: Reservations for the German speaking market
  • Nationalität: German
  • Andreas Diesing
  • Function: Key Account Manager for the German speaking countries
  • Nationalität: German
  • Danique van Burken
  • Function: Senior Marketing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Jeroen Blanken
  • Function: Hotel Operations Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Maria del Pilar Fernandez
  • Function: International Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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  • Loraine van Huizen
  • Function: Online Marketeer
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Karin Toornstra
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marina Joglar
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Femke Wolfert
  • Function: Staffing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Grace Vidal
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Elza Back
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Franklin Braeckman
  • Function: Antarctic Program Manager
  • Nationalität: Belgian
  • Piet Vink
  • Function: Managing Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Matt Cutts
  • Function: Content Writer
  • Nationalität: American
  • Sebastiaan Schijf
  • Function: Financial Controller
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Iris van Zalinge
  • Function: Sales Accountmanager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • Teun van ‘t Verlaat
  • Function: Technical Superintendent
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Stefan Pruimboom
  • Function: Staffing and Operations Advisor
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Dorine van Boekhout
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Adam Turner
  • Function: CXO - Head of Expedition Operations
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Majanda Fens
  • Function: Reservations Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Michel van Gessel
  • Function: Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Toto Vermue
  • Function: Sales Accountmanager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • Erik Hageman
  • Function: CFO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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