NOAA Ocean Exploration works to advance NOAA and national goals to better understand the ocean through discovery, research, technology development, outreach and education. We've explored deep water across the globe, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific, continuing to fill gaps in the basic understanding of U.S. deep waters and seafloor, providing critical deep-ocean data, information, and awareness needed to sustain and accelerate the economy, health, and security of our nation.
In 2020 and 2021, we revealed a new image from an expedition that we have supported over the years, highlighting the breadth of our work. Click on the thumbnail to view each image and to learn more about it. While the gallery will not be updated after December 31, 2021, the images will remain here for you to browse and enjoy.