Ocean Exploration Data and Products

NOAA Ocean Exploration ensures public access to the diverse scientific data and information collected during ocean expeditions that we support, including those on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. Data collections typically include oceanographic and geophysical parameters, video, images, documents, and other information, provided in a range of data formats. During and after missions, the office also develops a range of products to disseminate information about expeditions to broad audiences.

Use the links below to access NOAA Ocean Exploration-supported data, products, and publications.

Data Access

Once data from NOAA Ocean Exploration-supported expeditions have been quality control checked, they are freely available via the National Centers for Environmental Information and the NOAA Central Library. Visit this page to access available data.


Benthic Deepwater Animal Identification Guide

This collection of in situ images serves as a taxonomic reference of deepwater animals encountered during NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer remotely operated vehicle dives around the Hawaiian Archipelago and Johnston Atoll.


Publications and Reports

Find information on peer-reviewed publications produced as a result of research supported by our office, as well as NOAA Ocean Exploration annual reports.


Data Request Form

If you are not able to find what you are looking for using the tools above, please submit this form to contact NOAA Ocean Exploration information management team for direct assistance in locating specific ocean exploration data or information.