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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

  • Rinie van Meurs
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Rinie van Meurs has been an expedition leader since 1989, leading hundreds of expeditions all over the polar regions. The Arctic island of Spitsbergen, the largest in the Svalbard archipelago, is as familiar to him as his own back yard.

After he finished his education in forestry management and nature conservation, Rinie traveled the world to photograph and study wildlife, living for almost a year in the Falklands.

Many of his photographs have been published in magazines and photography books.

Rinie has also written several books about the polar regions, including a coffee table book about areas that are off the beaten track.

  • 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.

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  • Phil Wickens
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British

Phil Wickens studied biology at Imperial College in London. After completing his PhD in plant pathology, he worked as a field guide for the British Antarctic Survey.

  • Birgit Lutz
  • Function: Expedition Leader
  • Nationalität: German
  • Jan Belgers
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Jordi Plana
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Spanish
  • Arjen Drost
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • Beau Pruneau
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Canadian
  • Sarah Gerats
  • Function: Expedition guide
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: German

Captains

  • Yury Marin
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Born in Rybinsk, Russia, Yury Marin began sailing on small sporting yachts at the age of nine. By age 16, he was already preparing for a life of sailing the world's rivers and seas.

Yury attended Rybinsk River College, after which he enjoyed a short period of work on river cruise vessels and the Moscow Social Academy of water transport. Later he was employed with the Murmansk Shipping Company, for which he worked on cargo carriers.

In 2008 he started sailing in north Russia, where he discovered his deep enjoyment of ice navigation. He then made his first visit to Antarctica in 2009, sailing for five months with the Indian Antarctic Expedition​, and since then has worked in Antarctica and the Arctic on a yearly basis.

Yury has crossed all longitudes of Antarctica, received accolades for consecutive seasons spent there, and has served as a chief officer on an icebreaker for the US Antarctic Program in the Ross Sea.

In 2014 he began working for Oceanwide, and as of 2019 has been a captain on m/v Ortelius.

  • 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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  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Chilean

Ernesto Barria was born in Santiago, Chile, into a family with strong bonds to the sea: His father, grandfather, and several uncles all share a love of the ocean.

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  • Remmert Koster
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Alexey Nazarov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian
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  • Arthur Yakovlev
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian
  • Alexander Schmidt
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: German

Office

Head Office:
Phone: +31 (0)118 410 410
Fax: +31 (0)118 410 417
Email: info@oceanwide-expeditions.com
USA & Canada reservations:
Phone: +1 800 453 7245
Fax: +1 (0)281 749 8220
Email: usa@oceanwide-expeditions.com
  • Natascha Wisse
  • Function: Operations Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Franklin Braeckman
  • Function: Marketing & Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Belgian
  • Florian J. Piper
  • Function: Arctic Program Coordinator
  • Nationalität: German
  • Wim Stander
  • Function: Technical Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Sietse Vonk
  • Function: Ship Operations for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ad van Bokhoven
  • Function: Finance
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Majanda Fens
  • Function: Reservations Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ingrid van de Loo
  • Function: Food & Beverage Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Elza Back
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Andreas Diesing
  • Function: Key Account Manager for the German speaking countries
  • Nationalität: German
  • Rima Deeb Granado
  • Function: Director of Sales, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Ko de Korte
  • Function: Consultant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • Loraine van Huizen
  • Function: Internet Marketeer
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Michel van Gessel
  • Function: CEO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marie Rose Porreca
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Piet Vink
  • Function: Senior Technical Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Grace Vidal
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Erik Hageman
  • Function: CFO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Matt Cutts
  • Function: Senior Content Writer
  • Nationalität: American
  • Geert Kroes
  • Function: Art Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marina Joglar
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Mellany van der Hulst
  • Function: Marketing & Inhouse Design
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Gabi Merten
  • Function: Reservations for the German speaking market
  • Nationalität: German
  • Rowan Keur
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Iris van Zalinge
  • Function: HR & Staffing
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Adam Turner
  • Function: Field Operations Manager
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Toto Vermue
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Nyrée Siereveld-Verstraete
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Femke Wolfert
  • Function: Staffing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Maria del Pilar Fernandez
  • Function: International Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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  • Sebastiaan Schijf
  • Function: Financial Controller
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Mark van der Hulst
  • Function: COO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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