About OER

About OER

Learn about the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, the nation's only federal organization dedicated to exploring the global ocean.

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Celebrating Our Ocean Planet

Oceanography Supplement Published

New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The E/V Nautilus, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and R/V Falkor 2019 Field Season is the tenth consecutive supplement on ocean exploration to accompany Oceanography.

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Data and Results

Data & Results

Access diverse scientific data, video, images, documents, and other information associated with office-supported ocean exploration expeditions.

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For Educators

For Educators

Find educational materials and professional development opportunities for educators designed to enhance ocean literacy.

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Recent Expeditions

Recent Video Highlights

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Exploring Deepwater Ecosystems with eDNA

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We Are Explorers

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Exploring the Water Column

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Oh My Grouper, Look at that Shark

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