Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration

Design. Build. Explore.

New online! Check out our education modules for students and educators.

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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Excited to do some holiday shopping? You can spread some ocean cheer by supporting GFOE on Amazon Smile! Every purchase you make will help us build ROV's, create educational content, and continue to explore our oceans and lakes. Your support can create waves!

If you're on a computer, you can visit Amazon Smile here: smile.amazon.com
Then find "Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration" in the Amazon Smile drop-down tab in the upper left. You can also access Amazon Smile on your phone or through the Amazon App.

Stay tuned for Giving Tuesday on December 1st when your donations will help us create an exhibit for the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut!
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Excited to do some holiday shopping? You can spread some ocean cheer by supporting GFOE on Amazon Smile! Every purchase you make will help us build ROVs, create educational content, and continue to explore our oceans and lakes. Your support can create waves! 

If youre on a computer, you can visit Amazon Smile here: https://smile.amazon.com
Then find Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration in the Amazon Smile drop-down tab in the upper left. You can also access Amazon Smile on your phone or through the Amazon App. 

Stay tuned for Giving Tuesday on December 1st when your donations will help us create an exhibit for the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut!

We are excited to share this article in the Journal of Ocean Technology on GFOE Vice President Melissa Ryan's 15-year search for the Bonhomme Richard, flagship of John Paul Jones. You can read it here:
bit.ly/31tkhEQ
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We are excited to share this article in the Journal of Ocean Technology on GFOE Vice President Melissa Ryans 15-year search for the Bonhomme Richard, flagship of John Paul Jones. You can read it here:
https://bit.ly/31tkhEQ
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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!