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 technology and infrastructure to help you at sea or on land.
By the Numbers
The FIO Consortium
Students taken to sea
Million in research grants
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Who We Are
FIO is a 32-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.