Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration

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Coming in May! 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 modules.

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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Are you ready for all wrecks, all the time? GFOE will be exploring shipwrecks within and around the NOAA Monitor National Marine Sanctuary in May! Join us for this historic expedition and learn more about it at ... See MoreSee Less

It’s takes lots of teamwork to get footage like this! Our ROV pilots and video team work in tandem to bring you high quality imagery from the deep sea. ... See MoreSee Less

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Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration

Happy Anniversary to Monitor National Marine Sanctuary! Tomorrow, they will be celebrating 46 years of protecting the historic USS Monitor. We are pleased to have Monitor National Marine Sanctuary as a partner, and will be diving on the USS Monitor during our Valor in the Atlantic expedition in May. It will be an exciting expedition! ... 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!