The FIO Consortium

The FIO Consortium

FIO has 32 Full, Associate, and Affiliate member institutions including universities and research associations. 

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Students taken to sea at Florida Institute of Oceanography

Students taken to sea

Roughly 10,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students have been to sea on FIO’s research vessels.

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FIO Scientific Publications supported

Publications supported

Over 475 publications supported. 

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.

What we do

Florida Institute of Oceanography focuses on four primary areas: Operations, Academic Support, Research Support, and Business Engagement.
Florida Institute of Oceanography - Operations, Vessels, and Laboratory

Supporting At Sea Education and Research through Research Vessels.

Welcome to the Keys Marine Lab

Operations - Laboratory

Supporting Keys-based Education and Research through Keys Marine Laboratory.

Academic Support (Hogarth Positioning, Multi-Institution Courses)

Academic Support

FIO offers experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in ocean science disciplines and much more.

Research Support (FLRACEP, FCMaP)

The Florida Institute of Oceanography promotes research collaborations  among FIO member institutions.

Business Engagement - FIO

Business Engagement

FIO provides a venue, whether virtual or physical, for integrating marine and coastal research and education with business and economic development entities across the state’s “Blue Economy”.

FIO News

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A Tribute to William T. “Bill” Hogarth, Ph.D. (1939-2022)

A Tribute to William T. “Bill” Hogarth, Ph.D. (1939-2022)

The Florida Institute of Oceanography is saddened by the loss of its former director and marine science icon, Dr. William (“Bill”) Hogarth, who passed away over the weekend. On behalf of the FIO family, we express our deepest condolences to his wife Mary, sister Virginia, son Brandon, daughter Shelley, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Dr. Hogarth was...
Artificial Reef Impacted by Hurricane Ian. Photo Credit - James Douglass, FGCU.

Post-Hurricane Ian Cruise Release

In case you missed it, the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) organized a response cruise to support members impacted by Hurricane Ian and assess the conditions along the Southwest Florida coastline. In late October, researchers from The Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) took part in a week-long...
The R/V Hogarth heads to Southwest Florida with a team of scientists from FGCU and SCCF.

Hurricane Ian Response Cruise

FIO and its Members Support Vital Science Following Hurricane Ian ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Oct. 18, 2022 – The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) is deploying assets to support the scientific needs of impacted organizations in the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastation. FIO’s research vessel, the R/V Hogarth, will depart for the Fort Myers region Tuesday, Oct....
Dr. Monty Graham, FIO Director, addresses media Wednesday morning from Bayboro Harbor

Piney Point Leak Impact

Piney Point’s Impact: Collaborative Effort Underway to Study Water Quality ST. PETERSBURG, Fl. (UPDATED Aug. 7, 2021) – FIO deployed the R/V Weatherbird II to collect samples around the outflowing water released from Piney Point’s former fertilizer processing plant. Scientists from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science (USF CMS) worked with FIO...

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