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Deep Ocean Education Project

NOAA and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation were looking to create a collaborative website with three giants of the ocean; NOAA Ocean Exploration, Schmidt Ocean Institute, and Nautilus Live – Ocean Exploration Trust. This website seamlessly connects the resources on all three contributing partner’s sites to a collaborative educational hub; the Deep Ocean Education Project. We’re beyond proud of this design and site build.

Deep Ocean Education Project – Global

The Design

The Gecko creative team knew the Deep Ocean Education Project website needed to be something special. With access to thousands of gorgeous photos curated by NOAA, we were off to the races. The typography and graphic elements throughout the site are both clean and compelling to highlight the stunning photography and videography from the partner organizations.

On the homepage, you will find a Netflix style slider where several featured Resources are easily digested. From there, a user can “Explore” all Resources, or add the featured ones to their own Educator Collection.

Beyond that, there is an entire page dedicated to the three magnificent vessels of the contributing partners; NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, E/V Nautilus, and R/V Falkor.

Gecko Designs was absolutely thrilled to work with several important leaders in science and technology and are beyond proud of the new Deep Ocean Education Project. Are you interested in crafting a stunning user experience for your clients? We’d love to help.

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Rachel Van Brocklin 5 months ago
Gecko Designs is one of the best vendors I've ever hired and worked with in more than 15 years of education and advocacy communications. The work of our nonprofit organization is complex, and they have done exceptional work to help us make what we do clear to a broader external audience. Everyone we've worked with on their team has brought focus, expertise, intelligence, and fun to our work together. I look forward to many more projects with Gecko in the future!
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Matt Ludin 5 months ago
Working with Gecko in managing our site (Yellowstone Forever) has been an incredibly positive experience. They have offered and implemented countless solutions and updates to our site. And provide training so that we may also implement site changes internally. They have always provided quality, professional service and in a timely manner. Couldn’t be happier.
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Donald Briggs 3 months ago
Because the service we received greatly exceeded our expectations; I wish more stars could be added to this Gecko review. When our firm, Briggs Architecture, relocated to Missoula in 2016, our website and brand did not reflect the desired image. Gecko listened to us, understood our mission, and helped us breakdown what seemed to be an insurmountable problem into manageable pieces and then brought it all together creatively. Gabe, Melissa, Kate and the whole Gecko team continue to update our website and manage our Google presence. They are very professional and fun to work with and I am more than happy to refer Gecko as the best provider with whom we've worked.
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Karen Poplawski 5 months ago
Melissa, Gabe and the entire Gecko team are supportive, efficient, and reliable. They are easy to reach and always approach each request with professionalism. Their partnership is highly valuable.
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Erin Fitzgerald 11 months ago
We were so happy to find Gecko Designs at Yellowstone Forever when looking for a new company to take over management and design of our nonprofit website! They understood the intricacies of working with nonprofits and jumped right in to help us ensure our site was up to date. They are quick to come to the table to solutions and ideas, and bring the creative mindset we were looking for!