Who We Are icon Who We Are

NOAA Ocean Exploration includes a diverse range of staff, organized into a series of divisions dedicated to carrying out our mission.

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Director, Jeremy Weirich
Deputy Director, Genene Fisher


Administration and Finance

Expeditions and Exploration Division

Outreach and Education Division

Science and Technology Division

Employee Directory

Staff are located at NOAA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, as well as in field offices around the country. To help you locate additional information about us and our work, we’ve listed leadership contacts for our primary work areas below. To contact a specific NOAA Ocean Exploration employee, please visit the NOAA Staff Directory.

Website Questions

For technical questions about this website, send the NOAA Ocean Exploration Web Team a message at oceanexweb@noaa.gov. For information about content posted on this site, please email us at oceanexplorer@noaa.gov.

Media Contacts

If you are a member of the media and have a question about our office or this website, please contact us at ocean-explore-comms@noaa.gov, and a member of our communications team will respond. You can also find additional information and media resources in our Media Kit.

Data Inquiries

The management, archiving, and delivery of data collected through NOAA Ocean Exploration-supported expeditions happens through a partnership with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Once data from expeditions supported by our office have been quality control checked, they are freely available via NCEI and/or the NOAA Central Library. For information on how to access data collected during NOAA Ocean Exploration-supported ocean expeditions, visit the Data Access page.