National Geographic Channel is the only TV network in Australia that’s built on a scientific society that’s been exploring the world for more than 100 years. In fact, the exploration of the world and the conservation of what’s in it is why National Geographic exists.

National Geographic's Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring young adventurers, scientists, photographers, and storytellers - explorers who are already making a difference early in their careers. To help the Emerging Explorers realize their potential, National Geographic awards each of them U.S. $10,000 for research and exploration. Each year explorers are chosen from fields as diverse as anthropology, space exploration, mountaineering, and music.

The Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE) funds hypothesis-based scientific research. For more information on what is funded, click here.

Emerging Explorers and Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE) Grantees

Brad Norman (AUS)

ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-identification Library

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Adrian J Flynn (AUS)

Deployment of Benthic and Midwater Autonomous Camera Systems in Deep-Sea Environments of the Coral Sea

Jonathan K Webb (AUS)

Reducing the impact of invasive cane toads on northern quolls

Bernd G Wursig (NZ)

Dusky dolphin use of diverse habitats

Craig C Moritz (AUS)

A fine-scale analysis of a tropical suture zone

Sarah L. Boyner

Quantitative assessment of grouper spawning aggregations in Pohnpei

Daniela Vergara (NZ)

Using molecular markers with different rates of evolution to study different populations of a model organism for the maintenance of sex

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