Geologist • New-Zeland
“Antarctica’s future is very uncertain. It is up to us to decide through our actions what fate our last wilderness will have”
Dean Peterson has been head of the Science and Information Department at Antarctica New Zealand, which manages Scott Base, New Zealand’s Antarctic research station, for ten years. A respected geologist, he is playing a key role in the Andrill programme, which is drilling into marine sediment under the Ross Ice Shelf. A 1 910-meter Antarctic mountain was named after him in homage to his scientific work.