NOAA Cooperative Institute for
Ocean Exploration, Research & Technology
The NOAA Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research & Technology (CIOERT) focuses on three main themes:
- Exploration of the eastern U.S. continental shelf
- Improving understanding of vulnerable sponge and coral ecosystems
- Developing advanced underwater technologies
In addition, CIOERT is dedicated to building education, outreach, and workforce development. CIOERT’s primary NOAA partner is the OAR Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. CIOERT’s partner institutions and collaborators provide deep expertise in our theme areas and allows CIOERT to develop integrated, innovative projects that directly address NOAA needs and national priorities.
Explore With Us
Explore ecosystems and habitats of scientific, geohazard, economic, or cultural importance.
Research vulnerable coral and sponge ecosystems.
Develop and transfer innovative underwater technology.
Support education and outreach activities that promote ocean exploration and research.