Expanding the horizons of ocean exploration

Mission Title

The Marine Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) is a non-profit, private operating foundation dedicated to advancing technology in oceanographic research.

We support research and development that expands the horizons of ocean exploration, that transforms observational oceanography, and that facilitates open sharing of new information with the global community. We emphasize engineering, seagoing operations, and data distribution. We are committed to technology innovation that openly benefits the global commons.

MSTF aims to infuse technology innovation into global marine research by supporting meritorious technology research and development projects that target strategically important areas of marine science, advance key existing oceanographic technologies, and enable open and effective sharing of new technologies, scientific information, and research outcomes among academic and broader communities around the world.