The age of classic geographical exploration is over. The time has come for a new evolution. The
rediscovery of a liveable future has become our top priority.
“The Explorer Society” Science, Culture and Environment Foundation was founded in 2011 by four
renowned Hungarian science professionals. Their primary goal was to contribute with their
professional assistance and experience gained from their research and expedition activities to The
Explorer magazine, which is published in several countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The
founders have always believed that not only theory but also practice is an important part of true
knowledge dissemination. In addition to supporting the magazine’s publishing activities, they have
organised small and large expeditions and have been keenly interested in environmental and climate
issues from the very beginning, in addition to classic geographic exploration. In the course of the
Foundation’s activities, the four founders eventually travelled to all countries of the world. Alarmed
by the growing scars that climate change and outdated human behaviour were inflicting on the
planet and the biosphere, they decided to extend the Foundation’s mission and activities beyond the
promotion of geographical knowledge to include specific nature and climate protection projects. At
the same time, the Foundation also set itself the task of exploring planet-friendly and climate-neutral
Popular Science Education
Since its inception, our Foundation has published more than 5,000 science education articles on green living, economics, transport, renewable energy, environment and conservation on its online and offline platforms.
With the support of the European Climate Foundation, our foundation has been conducting
successful meteorological research for many years in comparing international and Hungarian
extreme weather events with the Department of Meteorology of Eötvös Loránd University, one of
Hungary’s top universities.
Trainings and education
Our experts have led various popular climate education programmes for more than 2500 children in 30 schools in Hungary.
Our organisation is active in publishing, both online and offline, and its Scientific Advisory Board has for many years supported the professional work of The Explorer magazine in Hungary and Bulgaria.
Expeditions and fieldworks
Our expedition specialists Dr. Tamás Elter and Dr. Zsolt Palkó actively helped to organise the First
Hungarian Amber Expedition to the Azores and to prepare the First Hungarian Deep Sea Expedition
to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic.
We are all to blame for the current climate change and we can all do something about it. Walking this
path is difficult and tiring, but we feel we have too much to lose to do otherwise. We would like to
help with this today so that tomorrow is not too late.
A unique Hungarian expedition
Organized by The Explorer Society, the First Hungarian Deep Sea Expedition is preparing for a unique
undertaking: two researchers from The Explorer group are undertaking no less a task than to dive to
the wreck of the legendary ship on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS
First Hungarian sperm whale Expedition
Whale Expedition, a joint venture of The Explorer and the Blue Planet Association, can be considered
a pioneering scientific project in the history of Hungarian maritime discoveries.