Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration

Design. Build. Explore.

Coming in August! Valor in the Atlantic Expedition – all wrecks, all the time.

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. We share our discoveries with the public through our education and outreach activities.

GFOE pilots install the tube core rosette to take five sediment cores during the final dive of the cruise. Launching at 4pm west coast time. #expresscruise

Another safe recovery late last night and now we only have two more dives! We should launch today at 4pm west coast time. Link to live video in profile. #expresscruise #oceanexploration #channelislands

Chief pilot Bobby Mohr predives The vehicles before launch. We are descending now and should be exploring the seafloor soon. Live feed link in profile. #expresscruise

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Did you know that for every 33 feet you go down in the ocean, the pressure increases by 14.5 psi? Check out this fun physics video from our team to see what happens to a styrofoam cup! We'll continue to post educational content in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less

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Having been to 150' in Golden Lake West of Iron River back in the day, I can tell you that a 1/4" wet suit gets really thin at that depth. With a correspondingly colder water temperature with depth you run out of body heat quite quickly. That and staging for decompression of the Nitrogen absorbed into your body at depth, and air used at depth runs a tank of air out pretty fast.

Have you ever wondered what's at the bottom of Yellowstone Lake? Check out our exploration of this unique ecosystem! ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you know the importance of black corals? Check out this highlight video from Leg 3 of our expedition to NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary! Don't forget to watch in HD by clicking the gear! #seathegarden ... See MoreSee Less

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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.  From ocean depths to lake bottoms, our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization knows no boundaries when it comes to exploration. We actively seek opportunities for collaboration. Read our recent news stories from the field and watch videos from our award-winning videographers on YouTube. You can be part of the mission by making a donation to our organization. Help us explore your world!