National Geographic heeft net Open Explorer gelanceerd of beter opnieuw gelanceerd omdat de site oorspronkelijk al bestond, maar niet onder de National Geographic-vlag. Het is een open community en tool om de wereld te verkennen. De site is een soort van digitale schrift dat je helpt de wereld om je heen en verder te verkennen:
Open Explorer was originally launched in 2014 because I recognized there was a need for a place to tell stories and collaborate with a community that cared about science, exploration, and storytelling. We built a platform that allows you to connect with others, raise money as you go, and tell your story as it unfolds. It’s a new way to share fieldwork, projects, and expeditions of all sizes.
In 2018, I partnered with National Geographic and its rich storytelling history to take Open Explorer to the next level. We have lofty goals: democratizing exploration and empowering everyone to follow their curiosity and participate in science. As we grow, we are building more tools, growing the community, and sharing your stories with the National Geographic audience.
Open Explorer is a community powered by our digital field journal platform. It’s for everyone: university researchers to citizen scientists, students to professional explorers. If you have a story to tell or a place to explore anywhere in the world, you can do it here.