2019 Expedition

Nikumaroro Island

Aug 7, 2019 to Aug 25, 2019 — NA113

National Geographic is conducting an expedition focused on solving the mystery of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart with Explorer-At-Large Dr. Robert Ballard, the President of Ocean Exploration Trust. Aviation pioneer Earhart is considered one of the most intriguing and inspirational figures in history whose loss was so profound it has been felt for decades, spawning countless theories about how and where she disappeared. Following clues that have led to remote Nikumaroro Island in the Pacific Ocean, Dr. Ballard and the team aboard E/V Nautilus, equipped with the very latest in technology and scientific expertise, plan to explore the surrounding waters using remotely operated underwater vehicles and autonomous surface vessels. The expedition will be featured in a releasing October 20, 2019.

Sponsored by: National Geographic Partners and National Geographic Society

Meet the Team

Photo of Emily Ballard
Video Engineer
Photo of Josh Chernov
ROV Operations Manager
Photo of Jeff Dennerline
Video Engineer
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of KG Fairbarn
ASV Scientist/Engineer
Photo of Summer Farrell
Argus Pilot
Photo of Allison Fundis
Expedition Leader
Photo of Lindsay Gee
Science/Data Team, Mapping
Photo of Erin Heffron
Science/Data Team, Mapping
Photo of Kristopher Krasnosky
Navigator, High Resolution Mapper
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Megan Lubetkin
Science / Data Team
Photo of Andy McLeod
ASV Scientist/Engineer
Photo of Ed McNichol
Video Engineer
Photo of Jessica Sandoval
Argus Pilot
Photo of Miles Saunders
Photo of Val Schmidt
ASV Scientist/Engineer
Photo of Trevor Shepherd
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Robert Waters
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Samantha  Wishnak


Album: Behind the Scenes of Expedition Amelia With National Geographic
Behind the Scenes of Expedition Amelia With National Geographic
16 photos
October 20, 2019