Academic Infrastructure Support Organization

The Florida Institute of Oceanography

Supporting Excellence in Marine Science, Technology, and Education

Regional Class Research Vessels

Achieve Your Research Goals

FIO's Vessels are "Floating Labs" which feature the latest technology

FIO Infrastructure

The Keys Marine Laboratory

Full-scale laboratory on Long Key featuring overnight dormitories, classrooms, a vessel fleet, and KML's renowned Seawater System.

Multi-Institution Courses

Annual Marine Field Studies Course

The Marine Field Studies Course is a 5-week, field-intensive marine studies summer course that is a tightly organized joint effort designed to expose students to various iconic marine habitats.

Infrastructure Support

Find out how we can further your research goals

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

FIO's Impact

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The FIO Consortium

FIO has 30 Full, Associate, and Affiliate member institutions including universities and research associations.

10,000

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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$ Million in research grants supported

FIO currently supports $40 million of research grants

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.

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