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Kyler Abernathy National Geographic Society Remote Imaging Department. National Geographic Remote Imaging Department. Our Mission. Exploration … see what’s out there Science … study animal behavior and ecology Education … synthesize and share insights (films, web, etc.)

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Kyler Abernathy

National Geographic Society

Remote Imaging Department

national geographic remote imaging department
National GeographicRemote Imaging Department

Our Mission

  • Exploration
      • … see what’s out there
  • Science
  • … study animal behavior and ecology
  • Education
  • … synthesize and share insights (films, web, etc.)
  • Conservation
  • … inspire people to care and act
c rittercam
CRITTERCAM
  • Steller sea lion
  • New Zealand sea lion
  • Harbor seal
  • Hawaiian Monk seal
  • Juan Fernandez fur seal
  • Bearded seal
  • Elephant seal
  • Walrus
  • Ringed seal
  • Northern fur seal
  • Humpback whale
  • Sperm whale
  • Blue whale
  • Narwhal whale
  • Pilot whale
  • False killer whale
  • Dense-beaked whale
  • Bowhead whale
  • Northern right whale
  • Olive Ridley turtle
  • Hawksbill turtle
  • Loggerhead turtle
  • Green turtle
  • Leatherback turtle
  • White shark
  • Tiger shark
  • Bull shark
  • Hammerhead shark
  • Lemon shark
  • Whale shark
  • Grey reef shark
  • Nurse shark
  • Salmon shark
  • Emperor penguin
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National GeographicRemote Imaging Department

Explore Discover Educate Inspire

  • WorldWideLive!
      • a network of live video streams, enhanced by educational and research content, bringing amazing wildlife, events, places, cultures – from all over the world – straight to your computer or living room in real time
      • connect people with the planet, inspire them to care and take action to preserve it
      • NOT simply a series of web cams.
      • A network of live, remote, interactive, virtual EXPERIENCES.
wildcam ers care and act
WildCam’ers Care and Act
  • Halted legislation to allow bear hunt
  • “Citizen Scientists” emerging
    • Web Watchers Scoop Scientists
  • Alert park managers that elephant was ill
  • Travel to WildCam locations
  • Post video highlights on YouTube
  • Create own communities/fan sites
  • Share user generated content (UGC)
  • Name themselves/Use jargon
  • Meet in person
looking for
Looking for . . .

Sites

  • Biologically and structurally diverse
  • Scientific and conservation relevance
  • Within a few hundred meters of emergent land (preferably)
  • Established power and internet connectivity not critical but highly desirable
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Looking for . . .

Partners

  • Research and conservation
  • Logistical and technical
  • Financial
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