Meet the ExplorEiS Team
Dr. Karsten Shein
Neil van Niekerk
ExplorEiS was founded by a team of partners of great experience and expertise in climate science and climate services.
We count among this team former staff and associates from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information,
including database developers, data managers, the data quality administrator, and a director of corporate partnerships.
Our team is enhanced by several key innovators in the area of conservation, electrical engineering, and systems architecture.
The mission of ExplorEiS is to acquire, manage, and distribute data, facilitate the participation of the public in scientific data collection
and inquiry, to improve environmental conservation and education, and advance environmental research.
Our vision is to solve the challenges facing the Earth by becoming
the largest collector and provider of environmental data.
As a global data company, ExplorEiS is devoted to developing a community of citizen scientists equipped with robust,
low-cost yet high-quality environmental data collection instruments. Our citizen scientists would collect vast quantities of research-quality
environmental data in locations worldwide both in and out of the water.
These are locations that often have no environmental monitoring but are places that are highly valued local dependent communities.
The data collected will be disseminated to scientists around the world for the purpose of addressing global environmental concerns.