OE facilitates ocean exploration by supporting expeditions, exploration projects, and related field campaigns. The focus of OE is very broad. They act as early explorers of area of the ocean that have not been seen. The goal is to bring information about the ocean that allows scientists to formulate questions that need to be answered about the ocean based on the prelimenary information. In essence, OE acts as a scout or vanguard, much as Lewis and Clark did.
The mission of OE has four components:
NOAA and Aquarium of Pacific to Host First-Ever National Forum to Shape a Us National Ocean Exploration Program
Jul 20, 2013; WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration issued the following press...