search
National Geographic
search
About Exploration Technology Lab

Exploration Technology Lab builds and deploys breakthrough systems and hardware to accelerate exploration and understanding of our natural and cultural heritage.

Extreme Exploration

Dropcams

Deep Ocean Dropcam is a low-cost research tool for probing the deep ocean. Combining a high-definition camera and lights inside a glass pressure housing, it captures high-quality imagery of the deep sea floor, and has been deployed more than 300 times worldwide.

Conservation Technology

INTEGRATED MONITORING AND ANTI-POACHING SYSTEM

Exploration Technology Lab deploys advanced imaging sensors, machine learning algorithms and systems to provide real-time data for monitoring biodiversity distribution, patterns and trends; detect illegal fishing and poaching; and bring protected areas “to life”.

Immersive Imaging

ADVANCED IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING TECHNOLOGIES

Exploration Technology Lab produces groundbreaking imaging and visualization tools (ie. 3D scans and ground-penetrating radar) that enable photographers, documentary filmmakers, and science communicators to create transformative stories.

Making an Impact for the Planet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AI for Earth Innovation Grant

In partnership with Microsoft AI for Earth, we're looking for project proposals from around the world
that seek to use Artificial Intelligence for a more sustainable planet.

Apply Now

 

 

 

Photographs by Martin Edstrom (Top Image) ; (Garamba National ParK scan) ; Dave McAloney (Dropcam) ; Steve winter (Camera Trap) ; Lucas Foglia (Immersive Imaging) ; Terry Virts/NASA (geogrpahic Visualization), Karine Aigner (Citizen Explorer), Manu San Félix (Impact Programs), Kenneth Geiger (Drone)