Florida Institute of Oceanography



R/V Under Construction

FIO R/V Under Construction image montage

Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) would like to thank the State Legislature, University of South Florida (USF), University of West Florida (UWF), Florida Atlantic University(FAU), Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), University of North Florida (UNF), University of Florida (UF), Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Eckerd College, Florida International University (FIU), Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Nova Southeastern University (NSU), University of Central Florida (UCF), Florida State University (FSU), FIO and the City of St. Petersburg for making funds available for the construction of a new research vessel.

The vessel is being built in Tarpon Springs, Florida by Duckworth Steel Boats, and completion is expected by July 2017.

Live Webcam Video

View the webcam on the construction in progress!

Pilot House Attached (09.26.2016) & Short Time-Lapse



Time-Lapse Video (by weeks)



Video Update July 8, 2016

RV Under Construction in the News

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