R/V Weatherbird II
R/V Weatherbird, 118-foot Regional Class Research VesselSpecs, Features, & Rates
FIO can support your research and/or academic goals in the Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, or Atlantic. With research vessels uniquely positioned in St. Petersburg and a full service marine laboratory in the Keys, FIO has the state-of-the-art techonology and infrastructure to help you at sea or on land.
By the Numbers
The FIO Consortium
Students taken to sea
$ Million in research grants supported
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Who We Are
FIO is a 30-Member Consortium providing infrastructure support for coastal oceanographic research and education. FIO supports the state of Florida with two Regional Class Research Vessels and a full-service Marine Laboratory.