Field Expedition: Mongolia Partners and Sponsors

This project would not be possible without the help from the following partners and sponsors:


University of California, San Diego
UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school, and postdoctoral levels.

Waitt Foundation
Ted Waitt established the Waitt Foundation in 1993 to reflect his family’s heartfelt commitment to give back to the community by “helping good people do great things” through research and education.

Calit2 is taking ideas beyond theory into practice, accelerating innovation and shortening the time to product development and job creation.

GeoEye Foundation
The Foundation provides satellite imagery to students and faculty at select educational institutions to advance research in geographic information systems and environmental studies, and it also offers select imagery to support non-governmental institutions in their missions of humanitarian support.

Mongolian Academy of Sciences
In the 13th century, Mongolians, in particular the Great Khaan Khubilai, established the first academic organization of the nation, “The Academy of Worthies," now know as the Mongolian Academy of Sciences.

International Association for Mongol Studies
The International Association for Mongol Studies is an international non-governmental scholarly organization uniting Mongolists and Mongolian studies centers in various countries on a voluntary basis.

The Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) plays a leadership role in the use and development of tools and techniques to reconstruct and analyze the history of great works art, monumental structures as well as archaeological sites and artifacts.

Digitaria is a Full Service Digital Agency made up of visionary strategists, technologists and creatives from around the world. Their mission is to solve business problems through the application of "best-of-breed" digital technology wrapped in a compelling user experience.


Geostudi Astier
Geostudi Astier is technical partner of IDS, experts in systems engineering, and instrumentation radar. The experience gained during these years in the practice of GPR systems allowed us to provide IDS our skills in consulting, technical support and customer training and development and testing instrumentation, for improving the performance of the devices and software tools capture and processing. Special thanks to Dr. Gianfranco Morelli.

The North Face
Sustainability is not a goal, it's a journey, and at The North Face it is part of their brand heritage. Sustainability and conservation form the core of The North Face pledge to advance the well-being of the planet, its citizens and those who enjoy exploring it. Special thanks to Katie Ramage.

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location.

Imation is a leading global developer and marketer of branded products that enable people to capture, save and enjoy digital information.

At Brunton, our passion for the outdoors is carried over into our daily tasks and is easily recognized through the innovative and professional grade products we bring to the market.

Geonics Limited
Geonics Limited, a Canadian-owned company located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of practical and reliable electromagnetic geophysical instrumentation.

GEM Advanced Magnetometers
GEM Advanced Magnetometers is a proven supplier of magnetometers, gradiometers, & magnetic sensors for Earth Science, Geophysics and other applications. With more than two decades in magnetometer, gradiometer and magnetic sensor research and development, GEM is also known for its service and support – featuring knowledgeable magnetics professionals and the industry-leading two-year warranty program.

Precision Camera Repair
Custom modification and IR conversions of the Valley of the Khans aerial imaging platforms were provided by Precision Camera Repair. Special thanks to Mark Soares.

Satcom Direct
Satcom Direct sets the standard in technical support for satellite communications in explorer, business and government applications. Our goal, since 1997, is to ensure our customers stay connected and that we continue to provide the highest level of service and support available in the industry.

Our mission at Tomnod is to provide the tools and resources to help crowdsource the world. For the Valley of the Khans expedition, Tomnod is contributing technical expertise and resources to enable the contributions of the virtual explorers to have a real impact on the team in the field.

Trimble USA
Trimble is transforming the way work is done through the application of innovative positioning. Trimble uses GPS, lasers, optical, and inertial technologies, as well as wireless communications and application specific software to provide complete solutions that link positioning to productivity. The VOTK team is proud to be using the Trimble VX Spatial Total Station to map all site in their geospatial context.

Specialising in advanced electronic technologies, Minelab's competitive advantage was created early on with a highly innovative and dedicated research and development team inspired by the innovative physicist Bruce Candy. Minelab spends a higher percentage of annual revenue in research and development than any of its competitors enabling us to continue to provide cutting edge technology in metal detecting equipment.