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.
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.
Deep Ocean Exploration of Undersea Mountains off American Samoa
Exploring the ocean depths is no easy feat, but engineers and videographers at the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE) are used to working in extreme environments. They are at sea exploring the little-known waters of American Samoa. More →