Annette Bombosch Guide
German biologist Annette has swapped a job behind the computer for an office with a view since 2014 and has been working on various expedition cruises to the Arctic as well as the Antarctic. Up North, Annette has guided in Svalbard, Greenland and Franz Josef Land. She has stood at the North Pole nine times.
Annette was born in Germany and grew up in beautiful Bavaria. Always drawn to marine animals, she studied Marine Biology and obtained a Master in Marine Conservation in New Zealand. There, she had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit Antarctica as part of a postgraduate certificate offered by the University in Christchurch – an absolutely life changing experience. Camping at the base of Mount Erebus on the Ross Ice Shelf – the same region used as base camp by early explorers such as Scott and Shackleton – Annette caught the “polar bug”.
Returning from New Zealand, Annette spent the next few years pursuing a PhD studying humpback and Antarctic minke whales in the Southern Ocean, allowing her to visit the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula during several multi-week-long research cruises on board the German research icebreaker RV Polarstern.
Since 2014, Annette has swapped a job behind the computer for an office with a view and has been working on various expedition cruises to the Arctic as well as the Antarctic. Up North, Annette has guided in Svalbard, Greenland, Franz Josef Land and stood at the North Pole nine times.
Annette is a co-founder of the Polar Citizen Science Collective enabling guests to get hands on experience of polar science and at the same time collecting valuable data in areas difficult to research.
Annette biggest passion are marine mammals, but she also makes you look at the tiny Arctic plants and gets you excited about birds. She speaks German and English and is looking forward to spending her Arctic summer with you, sharing her passion for the Arctic as long as the sun is up.