Ocean Engineering


This education module will help middle school and high school students learn about ocean engineering and remotely operated vehicles. When you click on an image, the information will be on the right.

Ocean Engineering Facts

Have some questions about ocean engineering? Learn some basic facts that will introduce you to some commonly used tools!


Enjoy a selection of videos on engineering at sea and operating remotely operated vehicles. Click the 3-dot icon in the upper right of the video to see the full playlist. The final video is a webinar on the ROVs of deep ocean exploration by two of GFOE’s engineers.

Ocean Engineering Essays

A selection of essays about GFOE’s various remotely operated vehicles. Learn more about these underwater robots!

Ocean Engineering Careers

Are you interested in becoming an ocean engineer? Check out what it takes to be a ROV pilot or a technician on an ocean exploration vessel. No two career paths are the same!

Think About It

  1. If you were to build an ROV, where would you explore and why? What kind of special features (camera, suction sampler, arms, etc.) would you put on it?
  2. How could ROV technology be used in exploring other landscapes, like space?

Additional Resources

Learn more about other exploration technologies from NOAA

Build your own ROV!