Geologists have studied our earth and how it was formed. Ancient time has been divided into ten geological periods. The most recent of these periods is the Cenozoic era. The Cenozoic era is the third of four geological (earth-forming) eras and is believed to have occurred from 23 million years ago to 2.6 million years ago. Within the Cenozoic era, one of the most significant time periods was the Neogene Period.
The Ocean Observatories Initiative is a science project that was designed to deliver real time data regarding the world’s oceans, this is done through hundreds of instruments that are placed in the oceans of the world.
That data that is gathered for this project is freely available; you just need an internet connection to access it.
The Science Support Program was designed to explore marine geosciences and Earth’s environment and history.
Multiple drilling expeditions are made through the ocean for research.
They are basically exploring the oceans, looking for whatever may be an interest to the scientific community.
Ocean observing is a national partnership that provides the necessary tools to protect the environment, enhance the economy, and provide safety to the oceans, coastal and great lakes.