Ocean Exploration Data

The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) ensures public access to the diverse collection of scientific data collected during OER-supported ocean expeditions. Data collections typically include oceanographic and geophysical parameters, video, images, documents, and other information, provided in a range of data formats.

Data collection methods and processing steps are fully documented and published for easy data discovery and access and to ensure long-term data stewardship. Information collected aboard NOAA’s exploration flagship vessel, the Okeanos Explorer is publicly available within 60-90 days after the end of a mission. Timelines for data release from other types of OER-sponsored expeditions will vary to meet the needs of exploration partners. 

Use the tools listed below to access ocean exploration data.



For more information regarding OER’s data management, visit this page.