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Marine Research

This page contains links to marine research websites, including marine laboratories, ocean exploration, ocean exploration timelines, ocean weather, research centers, research organizations, research programs, and research vessels. These links are provided by Sea and Sky as a courtesy to our visitors in an attempt to make these resources easy to find and use. By clicking on the links below, you will leave the Sea and Sky site. Sea and Sky is not responsible for the content of these external sites. Problems with these external links should be reported to the Sea and Sky administrator.

  • Aquarius Reef Base
    Deployed 60 feet beneath the surface in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Aquarius is a globally significant asset that provides unparalleled means to study the ocean, test and develop state-of-the-art undersea technology, train specialized divers and astronauts, and engage the world's imagination.

  • Keys Marine Laboratory
    The Keys Marine Laboratory is a full-service marine lab situated in the heart of the Florida Keys island chain at mile marker 68.5. The facility offers a unique opportunity for college level education and researchers studying the only tropical marine ecosystems in the continental United States.

  • Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)
    The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery and improving the human condition through research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science.
  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
    An independent nonprofit marine research organization that aims to advance the science of the sea, both through its marine and estuarine research labs and through the public Mote Aquarium and its affiliated educational programs.

  • Shoals Marine Laboratory
    Shoals is a seasonal marine field station located on Appledore Island, Maine. It is a residential facility where participants and staff live together in a close-knit learning community.

  • Aquatic Network
    The Aquatic Network provides a business to business trading exchange that covers key aquatic industries such as aquaculture, fisheries, seafood, oceanography, water, maritime, boating, water sports, travel and hospitality.

  • Frank Goddio Underwater Archaeology
    Underwater archaeological excavations directed by Franck Goddio in the bay of Aboukir, Egypt, as well as shipwrecks off the Philippines.

  • NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
    NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research catalyzes discovery to transform understanding of the global ocean. OER explores the ocean to enhance research, policy and management decisions, to develop new lines of scientific inquiry, and to advise NOAA and the Nation on critical issues.

  • Ocean Motion by NASA
    Learn about the ocean in motion and how ocean surface currents play a role in navigation, global pollution, and Earth's climate. Also discover how observations of these currents are crucial in making climate predictions.

  • NASA's Ocean Motion Timeline
    NASA's Ocean Motion website presents a timeline of ocean exploration from the early explorers in 4,000 BC to the amazing discoveries being made today.

  • NOAA Ocean Exploration Timeline
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration features a timeline of important events in ocean exploration from the 1800's to present day.

  • National Geographic Ocean Exploration Timeline
    National Geographic presents a timeline of important events in ocean underwater exploration from the early 1800s to present day discoveries.

  • Sea and Sky's Ocean Exploration Timeline
    Sea and Sky's Ocean Exploration Timeline features dates and details for all of mankind's greatest achievements in the exploration of the oceans from the first ships and diving bells to the location of the Titanic wreck and discovery of the deep ocean hydrothermal vents.

  • Hurricane Central at Weather.com
    Features hurricane forecasts, hurricane tracker and tropical storm information, updates, alerts, projected paths, maps, and hurricane video from weather.com.

  • National Hurricane Center
    Official home page of the National Weather Service National Hurricane Center. They provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

  • National Weather Service
    The National Weather Service provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

  • National Tsunami Warning Center
    Official U.S. government tsunami forecast center. Areas of Responsibility includes U.S. West, Alaskan, Atlantic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Gulf of Mexico coasts as well as the east and west coasts of Canada.

  • Tsunami Research Center
    TRC is operated by the University of Southern California and is actively involved with all aspects of tsunami research; inundation field surveys, numerical and analytical modeling, and hazard assessment, mitigation and planning.
  • Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)
    The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is guided by its mission to conduct and facilitate research, education, outreach and conservation programs that will sustain marine diversity for future generations.

  • Gulf of Maine Research Institute
    Based in Portland, Maine, GMRI utilizes a dynamic fusion of science, education, and community to affect change from multiple directions while remaining committed to its core principles of objectivity and collaboration.

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
    Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute A unique oceanographic research center that promotes a peer relationship between engineers and scientists. MBARI uses state-of-the-art equipment and methods to study the ocean and its environment.

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    SIO is one of the oldest and largest centers for ocean and Earth science research, public service, undergraduate and graduate training in the world. The Scripps mission is to seek, teach, and communicate scientific understanding of the oceans, atmosphere, Earth, and other planets for the benefit of society and the environment.

  • Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
    The Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida is a research center specializing in marine biodiversity and ecosystems of Florida. Research focuses on the Indian River Lagoon and the offshore waters of Florida's east central coast, with comparative studies throughout coastal Florida.

  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
    For nearly a century, WHOI has been one of the best known and most trusted names in ocean science and exploration. Their scientists and engineers have played a part in many of the discoveries that form the modern understanding of the ocean and how it interacts with other parts of the planet, including human society.

  • The Intersea Foundation
    Intersea Foundation is a non-profit corporation that conducts whale research expeditions in Southeast Alaska and other parts of the world.

  • Oceanic Research Group
    Oceanic Research Group, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the world's oceans and marine life through education.

  • The Oceanography Society
    The Oceanography Society was founded in 1988 to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education, to promote communication among oceanographers, and to provide a constituency for consensus-building across all the disciplines of the field.

  • Argo
    Argo is a system for observing temperature, salinity, and currents in the Earth's oceans which has been operational since the early 2000s. The real-time data it provides is used in climate and oceanographic research.

  • Earth-Ocean Interaction Program
    The Earth-Ocean Interactions Program contributes to NOAA’s objective of achieving a holistic understanding of marine ecosystems by exploration and research on hydrothermal vents, their impacts on the global ocean, and their unique chemosynthetic biological communities.

  • NOAA Marine Debris Program
    The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the oceans free from the impacts of marine debris. Their mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

  • Calypso - The Cousteau Society
    Calypso is arguably one of the oldest and most well-known research vessels. After 46 years sailing all seas and oceans of the world, Calypso has become the symbol of Cousteau’s adventures.

  • International Research Vessel Schedules & Information
    The Ocean Information Center maintains a searchable database of cruise schedules and ship specifications and contact information. for research vessels around the world.

  • NOAA Ocean Explorer Vessels
    This page contains information and images of the fleet of research vessels in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Explorer program.

  • Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Science (ROPOS)
    ROPOS is known as the world’s most capable scientific submersible for its capabilities, versatility, efficiency, and the skill and professionalism of its operators.

  • R/V Atlantis
    The research vessel (R/V) Atlantis is owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by WHOI for the oceanographic community. It is one of the most sophisticated research vessels afloat, and it is specifically outfitted for launching and servicing the Alvin human occupied submersible.

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Ships
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has one of the largest academic research fleets in the world, with four research vessels and the research platform FLIP. Scripps vessels play a critical role in exploring our planet, conducting important research in all the world’s oceans.