Engineering and technological innovation have always been part of National Geographic. The second president of the Society, inventor Alexander Graham Bell, is widely known for his work in telephony and also devoted himself to pushing the boundaries of aeronautics and early optical communication.
For nearly a century, National Geographic Explorers and staff have created innovative devices and hold patents that continue to advance the fields of exploration, cartography, and photography. This equipment allows us to gain a greater understanding and protection of our shared cultural and natural systems.
National Geographic provides our Explorers with innovative technologies that can open our eyes to a different point of view, travel to the depths of the ocean and further expand our knowledge of the planet. We devise new, practical solutions that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.