Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration

Design. Build. Explore.

Engineers, videographers, data specialists, and educators. We are the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration. Our team designs, builds, and operates robotic platforms that explore the most extreme underwater environments on the planet—from the deep ocean to the largest lakes.

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Building a World-Class, Worldwide Ocean Exploration Program

Exploring the earth’s greatest depths. Producing the tools needed to get there. Bringing together global partners. Our team designs, builds and operates some of the most capable underwater robotic technology in the field. Working closely with NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, we share fantastic ocean exploration discoveries with the world. We actively seek opportunities for collaboration and are always hiring talented engineers and videographers.

When we are out exploring the oceans, we’ll post a live video feed on this page so you can follow along. You can always find recent news stories here. Be sure to check out the work of our award-winning videographers on YouTube. We are also active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter—you can follow all three below.

Our explorations are funded through a combination of grants and private donations. And we welcome your participation!

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The GFOE team is back in action! We'll be conducting a series of engineering "shakedown" dives over the next 5 days to test new #ROV features. Watch us #LIVE on the GFOE website!

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The GFOE team is back in action! Well be conducting a series of engineering shakedown dives over the next 5 days to test new #ROV features. Watch us #LIVE on the GFOE website!

www.engineeringfordiscovery.org

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The ocean is full of #strange creatures to #marvel at! This unidentified #jellyfish might not look special at first...but the scene quickly turns electric.

It was filmed while the GFOE team was exploring the deep waters of the Mariana Trench last summer. Video produced in partnership with #NOAA OER.
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Mechanical Engineer Todd Gregory wrangles ROV Yogi back to the bow of the R/V Annie during an expedition in #Yellowstone Lake last August. #FindYourPark #science #nature #explore ... See MoreSee Less

Mechanical Engineer Todd Gregory wrangles ROV Yogi back to the bow of the R/V Annie during an expedition in #Yellowstone Lake last August. #FindYourPark #science #nature #explore

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Happy #Halloween! This #fish had never been seen alive before the GFOE team spotted it over 1.5 miles deep in the Mariana Trench. With its transparent, gelatinous skin that lacks scales, and its recessed eyes that lack pigment, it's a rather ghostly-looking creature. #ghost #ocean #photography

Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.
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Happy #Halloween! This #fish had never been seen alive before the GFOE team spotted it over 1.5 miles deep in the Mariana Trench. With its transparent, gelatinous skin that lacks scales, and its recessed eyes that lack pigment, its a rather ghostly-looking creature. #ghost #ocean #photography

Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.