This week our video of Kiki Bosch freediving in 2 degree glacial water in Iceland has reached millions. If you enjoyed the video I encourage you to turn on audio and have a listen to her story. Kiki has been training for cold exposure and believes that by disturbing the comfort in our everyday lives we can reconnect to our senses and nature.
Kiki’s dream is to freedive in the Arctic. This August we have been offered a unique opportunity to join a sailing vessel in The Arctic. During this two week expedition we want to continue filming Kiki’s journey, produce educational videos and communicate scientific research. But we need your help to make this happen. If you want to support Kiki and Ocean Imaging please click here visit out Patreon.
During our filming we have been astounded by the number of people that have been helped by the cold. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of cold exposure and experience the beauty of Iceland, Kiki will be running a workshop in Iceland in October.
The ocean covers over 70% of our planet, yet we know more about the surface of the moon than we do the sea. About 95 percent of this underwater realm is unseen by human eyes.
Thanks to advances in technology, scientists are emerging into an era of discovery and are making immense progress towards understanding the wonders and complexities of our oceans. We are also moving forward in embracing the challenges associated with protecting them.
At Ocean Imaging, we bring ocean science to you.
We work with scientists to communicate breaking research in an engaging format. To make an impact we need to be connected with our inner space. Education is a catalyst for connection. So we’re here to help scientists be seen, be heard and be understood.
We would love to be able to create more content, publish more videos for scientists and educators. However, the Ocean Imaging team all have ‘real jobs’ and do this work as volunteers and on holidays because it’s our passion.
There’s this great new thing called Patreon. It’s a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter but it works on a monthly basis and smaller amounts. If we get more money through Patreon, we can spend more time interviewing scientists and making educational videos to share the collective knowledge and understanding of our oceans in real time.
A few things for potential clients to understand:
We are not just divers. As marine biologists with in field experience, we specialise in scientific communication. We do our research, know what questions to ask and how to break down complicated messages.
We are not go pro armed diving enthusiasts. We have thousands of dives of experience diving in a range of ocean conditions from tropical to polar waters. We shoot with professional underwater video equipment and have the training and confidence to capture the action when it’s happening.
We are not just underwater videographers. We produce, direct and edit video for scientific, educational and promotional purposes. Our services also include shooting stills, topside and interviews. We also provide local knowledge and dive supervision services.
Bottom line is, we are flexible in what we do and happy to go the extra mile to make sure we deliver the product you are after. Please get in touch with us today with your enquiry.
Stefan Andrews is an underwater videographer with an Honours Degree in Marine Science with a passion for science communication and education. As a scientist, Stefan has worked on a diverse range of projects from polar to tropical waters in over twenty countries around the world.
Through his commitment to field ecological research and scientific communication, Stefan has earned worldwide recognition. As a Rolex Scholar, Stefan has trained with scientific, educational and conservation leaders, developing skills as a scientific diver, underwater videographer and ocean educator. During 2014 and 2015, Stefan worked with the The Khaled Bin Sultan’s Living Oceans Foundation as a researcher contributing to their Global Reef Expedition.
Stefan is the director of Ocean Imaging. As an underwater videographer and producer, he has worked with a number of scientific and conservation organisations around the world to communicate scientific research.
Stefan has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Education with the ambition to link his field experience and scientific knowledge to communicate scientific messages and educate through engaging media. He is currently based in the UK teaching science and biology to high school students.