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

The wind and seas are building and everything that’s not secured is on the floor. Time to head back to the dock. The Gulf will keep today’s dive site hidden for another year. #waves #seathegarden @ R/V Manta

Red sky at night Yogi’s delight! We completed our sixth successful dive of the expedition today and are now headed to Geyer Bank to explore starting at 8am central time tomorrow. #seathegarden #oceanexploration @…

Recovering samples (including this mysterious creature) from Dive 3 and getting ready to launch for Dive 4 any minute. #seathegarden @ R/V Manta

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Today we are exploring in the area of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you have any questions about what we are showing you, ask them here and our Scientist and ROV Pilots may answer them as part of our live broadcast.

Our 2019 Expedition in the area of the Flower Banks National Marine Sanctuary has come to a close but stay tuned to our next big adventure in the Pacific.

So beautiful!


Looking forward to more updates!!

What gives the black coral skeleton it's properties such as hard but flexible - is it the protein molecule itself or the way protein molecules are arranged ?

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Want more pictures and updates from GFOE? Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @discover_gfoe. #seathegarden

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I’m watching right now....1:35 EST. (And have been from the beginning. It is fantastic! Every minute. Question: how can we cast our full support and enthusiasm for where you are today....and yesterday....being included in the Flower Garden Banks Sanctuary?

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All we are seeing is the back of the Manta?

How does soft coral fill-up with water and then deflate? What is the signal to inflate and then release the water and deflate? Is there a "pump" involved ?

How far apart are the laser dots?

What type of crabs, if any, are you seeing on this dive?

Isaak Colechia

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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 and are always hiring talented engineers and videographers. 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!