Daniel has studied Earth and Environmental Sciences for over a decade. In 2014, he completed a PhD in which he investigated sea ice in the Southern Ocean. Using NASA and European Space Agency satellites, his work aimed to improve our knowledge of the frozen polar oceans. During this time, he completed three field seasons to the Antarctic as part of tireless scientific quest to better understand this final frontier on Earth and the role it plays in the greater global climate system. 

The most recent visit was also the start of his part of Pole to Paris - a new approach to spark public interest and engagement in climate change issues. Daniel cycled over 10,000 km through 19 countries, all while documenting the impacts of climate change, carrying out a public speaking tour, and leading a social media campaign. With his colleague Erlend, Daniel hoped to raise awareness about the urgency of the climate crisis ahead of "the most important meeting in human history" - United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21), which took place last year in Paris.

Daniel is also a keen adventurer, mountaineer, and filmmaker.