Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Ribbing for the Arctic team has a variety of unique backgrounds and experiences to contribute to the mission, with a common goal: the challenge of crossing the icy Arctic ocean.
Meet our crew
Thomas Panagiotopoulos - Greece
Thomas is an internationally renowned seafarer and his main occupation is the dentistry. He is president of the Cultural - Environmental Association "ARCTIC", columnist in international marine magazines and creator of the website www.e-Ribbing.com .
Natasa Komninou - Greece
Dr. Natasa Komninou, Professor at the School of
Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of
Thessaloniki and President of the Research Center for
Cetacean Rescue and Care ‘’ARION΄΄, collaborates with
research centers in Greenland and Iceland which we
will visit to transfer the records from our mission.
Andreas Gkikas - Greece
Andreas is a Civil Engineer by profession and his childhood dream was to become oceanographer. Having experience in both inflatable and sailing boats, will offer all kinds of travel assistance during the mission. For many years worked and lived abroad and he would be a valuable member of the Ribbing for Arctic crew.