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Innovation for a planet in balance

National Geographic Labs harness technology and innovation, driving new ways of exploring and understanding the world, redefining our relationship to the planet and to each other, and inspiring actions to secure a planet in balance.

Exploration Technology Lab

Using breakthrough technologies to accelerate exploration and conservation

Geographic Visualization Lab

Engaging people with the natural and cultural world through immersive experiences about the state of our planet

Citizen Explorer Lab

Activating millions of people around the globe to explore, observe and analyze their world




Experience the Okavango River Basin with NationaL Geographic & google 

In partnership with Google, our Google Voyager story uses the newly visualized Human Impact data and on-the-ground data and storytelling from National Geographic’s Okavango Wilderness Project expeditions to see how we can better protect the natural resources and wildlife of regions like the Okavango watershed.

View the Voyager Story




Photographs by Terry Virts/NASA (Top Image) ; Martin Edstrom (Exploration Technology Lab) ; Terry Virts/NASA (Geographic Visualization Lab) ; Karine Aigner (Citizen Explorer Lab) ; Cory Richards (Okavango Google Voyager)