Michael Eliot Barth

Founder & Chair

Michael is an experienced social entrepreneur and leader in education, technology and the environment. In 2013 he founded the Hong Kong Chapter of The Explorers Club to expand the Club’s mission in Asia. His approach to exploration emphasizes collaboration over conquest. The HK Chapter similarly takes an interdisciplinary view of exploration to drive more inclusive and meaningful scientific outcomes in the field.

Michael has a wide range of exploration interests and is currently involved in various expeditions worldwide, both on land and underwater. He recently received the prestigious Citation of Merit award from The Explorers Club, which he shared with the Roy Chapman Andrews Centennial Expedition Team that utilized NASA mapping and imaging technology in the Gobi Desert to achieve significant advancements in paleontology.

Currently, Michael is launching Voiijer (pronounced “voyager”), the first social media platform dedicated to exploration and natural world content. The platform offers mobile-based tools for individuals and teams to document and share their expeditions and fund new exploration. Voiijer aims to connect Michael’s belief that “everyone is an explorer” with the necessary resources and community to enable anyone to participate in exploring and narrating the story of our world.