In 1980, NOAA established the National Undersea Research Program (NURP), which at the time, was America's only federal scientific program that specialized in providing access to undersea technology to help better-manage Earth's last frontier. NURP made undersea technologies available to the scientific community, supported creative partnerships, and conducted groundbreaking research towards the advancement of marine and Great Lakes science.
The program continued until 2007, when it was merged within NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER). Known as the only federal organization dedicated to exploring the global ocean, OER currently works with partners to explore the ocean to make discoveries of scientific, economic, and cultural value; support innovations in exploration tools and capabilities; and encourage the next generation of ocean explorers, scientists, and engineers to pursue careers in ocean exploration and related fields.
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