NOAA Ocean Exploration’s Benthic Deepwater Animal Identification Guide has become a popular and trusted ocean science community resource and is used (and contributed to) by ocean scientists around the world to help identify animals seen during deep-ocean exploration. With the release of its fourth version in January 2024, the guide is now searchable and includes animals seen in deep waters of the Atlantic along with deepwater animals of the Pacific from earlier versions of the guide.
From September 1 to 28, 2023, Ocean Exploration Trust and partners are conducting an expedition of the largely unexplored northwestern corner of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, an area north of the main Hawaiian Islands.
State-of-the-art ‘underwater habitat’ will allow governments, academia and public sector to deepen understanding of the ocean environment
NOAA, Schmidt Ocean Institute, and partners recently embarked on the In Search of Hydrothermal Lost Cities expedition on the Schmidt’s Research Vessel Falkor (too) to locate and observe hydrothermal vent activity along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The team successfully located never-before-seen black smoker vents near the Puy de Folles vent field and the impressive ecosystems they support.
On March 9, NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D., and Vincent Pieribone, Ph.D., Ocean X co-chief executive officer and chief science officer, renewed a memorandum of understanding to continue collaborating on ocean mapping, exploration and the advancement of ocean science.
The Aleutians Uncrewed Ocean Exploration expedition has resulted in the mapping of more than 45,000 square kilometers (17,375 square miles) of seafloor in previously unexplored areas around Alaska’s Aleutian Islands and off the California coast.
NOAA and two of Australia’s leading science agencies announced a formal agreement Tuesday to work together to advance Pacific Ocean exploration and mapping, a major priority for NOAA and of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
NOAA has invested in 23 small businesses developing innovative technologies in technical areas including climate adaptation and mitigation, weather-ready nation, healthy oceans, and resilient coastal
NOAA and partners have announced the discovery of the wreck of a 207-year-old whaling ship, called Industry, found on the bottom of the Gulf of
On March 14, NOAA will welcome Jeremy Weirich as the new Director of NOAA Ocean Exploration. Read the full story at NOAA Ocean Exploration >