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Caroline Underwood

Series Producer, CBC

I was born near the sea and have spent much of my working life telling some of its many stories and, like everyone, I have it in my blood. But it is only through a series like "One Ocean" that we can truly experience the ocean's immense power and how it is key to the survival of life as we know it.

Caroline Underwood's Biography

Caroline Underwood is a Senior Producer with the CBC's Science and Natural History Unit and is the Series Producer of One Ocean. The unit's flagship programme, "The Nature of Things with David Suzuki", is an award winning series that is seen in many countries around the world and will be celebrating its 50th season in the fall of 2010.

Caroline Underwood has also produced, directed and written more than twenty-five of her own award-winning documentaries for "The Nature of Things" and independent production companies. The focus of her work has been the natural world and she has travelled to many remote locations, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, to reveal the beauty, complexity and the threats facing some of the planet's last great wildernesses and their inhabitants. She has had countless extraordinary wildlife experiences: from standing among half a million caribou, to camping on the tundra where wolves walked past her tent, to unexpected encounters with a grizzly bears in the remote rainforests of British Columbia, and even with the microscopic creatures that we share our bodies with for her popular documentary "Up Close and Personal: The Ecology of David Suzuki".

No stranger to debate, she has explored many contentious subjects over the years – the use of animals in medical research, wolf management and climate change. She is a founding member and past president of the international organisation Filmmakers for Conservation.

Caroline Underwood and her team were one of the first to take HD cameras to the Arctic to document the impact of climate change on wildlife on the ice and underwater for the Gemini Award winner, "Lord's of the Arctic", (an international co-production). Some of her recent programmes are: "Suzuki Diaries: Coastal Canada", "Walking with Ghosts", and the three-part series "Antarctic Mission".

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