Who We Are
The Noble Odyssey Foundation (NOF) is a Michigan 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advances public knowledge of the Great Lakes through seagoing education and research projects.
Our professional staff, headed by Capt. Luke Clyburn, brings together scientists, educators, volunteers and youth, including Sea Cadets, to conduct or support underwater projects on board the Foundation’s research vessels. Project results are conveyed to the public through documentary films, publications, exhibits and lectures presented throughout the Great Lakes region. Through nationwide training of students as scientific divers, the foundation also develops an appreciation for Great Lakes resources and promotes their wise stewardship among America’s future leaders.
(Homepage photo by David Ruck - NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries)