global foundation for ocean exploration:
inspiration through exploration

Now on Exhibit

Open April 1–December 31

The Clift Block in the Seaport Village

About the Exhibit

Ask someone working in the maritime fields today what inspired them to choose this career path and you will get a wide variety of answers. For some it was watching Jacques Cousteau or reading Jules Verne, or perhaps it’s a family tradition or just the lure of the sea. In any case, they were inspired.

The Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE) has created a gallery of stunning underwater video imagery that will inspire visitors to delve deeper into the present-day maritime experience. Information on their explorations is presented to inspire the next generation of explorers and promote STEM careers. The visitor is taken along on expeditions via live, satellite technology to become part of the team and see the discoveries as they are being made.

About the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration

GFOE explores the earth’s greatest depths, produces the tools needed to get there, fosters relationships with global partners, and takes the general public along for the ride. The GFOE team designs, builds, and operates some of the most advanced underwater robotic technology in the field. Through their work in the deep sea, they help society to understand, interpret, and protect the critical ocean environment. 

GFOE trains today’s ocean exploration workforce, not only for the national ocean exploration program, but for the community at large. They identify and develop career paths for young engineers that allow them to experience an end-to-end process of undersea technology design through application. They are also committed to supporting filmmakers who can tell the stories of the ocean, helping to increase public awareness and appreciation of the underwater environment.