Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration

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Coming Spring 2021! 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 https://t.co/38mThqvB9R

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 https://t.co/YYcSPnSm33

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 https://t.co/BIEFxcG8oW

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Today is Shark Awareness Day! Did you know that sharks have three different types of egg development? They can be viviparous, meaning the young hatch inside the mother and are fed with a placenta, leading to live birth. They can be oviparous, where eggs are laid outside the body and the young is fed with a yolk. Or, finally, they can be ovoviviparous where the eggs hatch and the young develop inside the mother, but there is no placenta. Instead, the pups eat unfertilized eggs and each other.

Check out this video of a baby shark inside its egg, filmed aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer by GFOE ROV pilots and videographers.
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Happy World Oceans Day! Today we are reminded how the ocean connects all of us. After all, the ocean knows no boundaries. Check out this video, "Notre Mer", to see how GFOE engineers and filmmakers and NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research partnered with Canadian organizations to explore both Canadian and United States waters. ... See MoreSee Less

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Come take a dive into NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary through a live interaction with Dr. Sarah Davies of Boston University! She will be recounting our 2019 expedition where GFOE partnered with NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to observe deep-reef coral spawning. You can sign up for the event, which is on June 2nd at 2:00 EDT, here: bit.ly/3ciRepY ... See MoreSee Less

Come take a dive into NOAAs Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary through a live interaction with Dr. Sarah Davies of Boston University! She will be recounting our 2019 expedition where GFOE partnered with NOAAs Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to observe deep-reef coral spawning. You can sign up for the event, which is on June 2nd at 2:00 EDT, here: https://bit.ly/3ciRepY
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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!