The Earhart Project is testing the hypothesis that Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan landed, and eventually died, on Gardner Island, now Nikumaroro in the Republic of Kiribati.

Nutshell The Earhart Project in a nutshell. Just have a few moments to learn about the project? This is a quick intro. Links will lead you on into the Great Adventure.
Doing research? Want original documents? Looking for in-depth analysis? Click HERE for TIGHAR’s extensive archive of historical documents, research papers, and expedition reports by subject, or HERE by name.
Ameliapedia Like open source community-based work? Click HERE to browse the Ameliapedia, TIGHAR’s Wiki-based compilation of Earhart research.
Niku 8 logo Interested in knowing more about our most recent expedition? Click HERE for a short list of links about Niku VIII, including the Preliminary and Final reports.
Earhart logo Have a simple question about Earhart or the Project? Click HERE for FAQs.
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Our special thanks to:

The corporate and individual sponsors of The Earhart Project, without whom nothing would be possible;

Photek Imaging Thursby Software Markertek
GeoEye Bella Energy White's Electronics
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Subsalve Bray & Scarff The Asia Group

The Members of the TIGHAR Board of Directors;

And the loyal membership of TIGHAR.

To make a donation to the Earhart Project, click HERE.

The Earhart Project is funded by charitable contributions. Donations by check (payable to TIGHAR) or credit card (Visa, Discover, American Express or Master Card) may be sent to TIGHAR, The Earhart Project, 2366 Hickory Hill Road, Oxford, PA 19363, USA, or click on the link above to make your contribution. Confidential inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities for individuals or corporations should be addressed to Executive Director Richard Gillespie (email

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