Working at Sea

Follow the links below to visit exhibits and watch videos about ocean technology.


Underwater image of a rocky area covered in snals and a variety of crabs. To the side is a mechicanical device used take measurements from the R/V Falkor cruise in 2016.

NOAA PMEL Earth Ocean Interactions 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 and methane seeps, their impacts on the global ocean, and their unique chemosynthetic biological communities.


OOI Mooring

Ocean Observatories Initiative

The Ocean Observatories Initiative’s Endurance Array extends from the waters just offshore Newport to the edge of the continental shelf, south to Coos Bay, and north to the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. This long-term ocean observatory has been deployed year-round since 2014.


An ocean wave with the PacWave logo inprinted over it.


PacWave is an open ocean wave energy testing facility consisting of two sites, each located just a few miles from the deep-water port of Newport, Oregon on the ever-energetic Pacific Ocean.