Underwater Robots Contribute To First Protected Area In Atlantic

Deep ocean exploration helps to inform important decision.

Kickstarter: Help Build a New Robot to Explore Yellowstone Lake

We did it – together! With help from 592 backers, the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration has successfully crowdfunded a new robot to explore the depths of Yellowstone Lake. Thanks to all of our backers!  Click here to learn about this exciting project!
Image courtesy of Yellowstone National Park

Building a World-Class, Worldwide Ocean Exploration Program

Welcome to the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE). We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the greatest depths of the planet’s largest and deepest bodies of water. We work to take the national ocean exploration program to a global level through international partnerships.  Through a Cooperative Agreement, GFOE and NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research work closely together to share fantastic ocean exploration discoveries with the world.

The team preparing to dunk D2 at the UNH test tank.


Working to overcome the technical and communication challenges facing ocean exploration.

Working on ROV


Improving our impact in the field of ocean exploration through strategic collaborations.

The team at work on both vehicles on the fantail at sunset.

Our Team

The leadership, engineers, and videographers that keep our organization moving forward.

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