Videos and podcasts

Fascinating videos and podcasts are being produced by many NOAA offices. Dive into these collections to learn more about animals, the environment, satellite monitoring, and much more!

The NOAA Ocean Today host stands in front of a screen with scuba divers performing experiments. The text "Introduction - Coral Comeback?" is along the top and "Let's get started!" is along the bottom.
NOAA Ocean Today Coral Comeback. (NOAA Ocean Today)

The pages below are collections of videos and podcasts from NOAA programs. You can find even more multimedia within the topical resource collections by looking under the "Multimedia" header within each page. This can be found on the right side on desktop and at the bottom on mobile.

Dive In with NOAA Fisheries

Suggested audience: Middle school and older

NOAA Fisheries conducts world-class science to support sustainable marine life and habitats. We manage millions of square miles of ocean (almost 100,000 miles of coastline), support a $244 billion fishing industry, and protect and rebuild endangered marine species and habitats. It’s a huge job. Our podcast, “Dive In with NOAA Fisheries,” is about the work we do and the people behind it.
Podcast length: 10-30 minutes

MOSAiC: Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate videos, podcasts, and virtual reality images

Suggested audience: Everyone

In 2020, an international group of educators, photographers, cinematographers, and scientists are teamed together to bring the MOSAiC expedition to everyone and anyone fascinated by the Arctic, including K-16 students across the globe. Explore the video gallery offsite link, collection of mini-podcasts from the Arctic offsite link, and immersive 360-degree virtual experiences offsite link.
Video length: general videos are 1-10 minutes, interviews are 30-60 minutes; Podcast length: 3-9 minutes

NOAA and the Octonauts podcast

Suggested audience: PreK and early elementary school, parents

Learn more about the real-life versions of The Octonauts™ sea creatures and the ocean they call home in this three-episode podcast from the Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center Network.
Podcast length: 15 minutes

NOAA Ocean Podcast

Suggested audience: High school and older

Connect with ocean experts and explore topics from corals to coastal science with this audio podcast for teens and adults.
Podcast length: 5-20 minutes

NOAA Ocean Today

Suggested audience: Late elementary school and older

Watch. Explore. Discover. View the beauty and mystery of the ocean realm captured on video around the globe. Videos are organized into collections to help educators.
Video length: 2-5 minutes, Deeper Dive webinars are 60 minutes

NOAA SciJinks videos

Suggested audience: Middle and high school

NOAA SciJinks inspires and engages students to learn about weather, satellite meteorology and Earth science.
Video length: 1-3 minutes

National Marine Sanctuaries virtual dives

Suggested audience: Everyone

Immerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet! These virtual reality voyages use 360-degree images to highlight the amazing habitats, animals, and cultural resources you can find in each national marine sanctuary. You can explore on a desktop browser, on a mobile device, or with a virtual reality device.
Video length: 3-4 minutes

Sea Grant podcasts

Suggested audience: Varies

Many Sea Grant programs host or support podcasts that highlight ocean, coastal and Great Lakes topics. Some of the podcasts offer a quick overview of relevant science and others feature conversations with coastal residents, researchers or other experts. Find the perfect podcast, whether for a lesson plan or entertainment on your morning commute!
Podcast length: Varies