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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Honoring the ocean program - Launched across five Florida universities

Honoring the Ocean Program Launched across Five Florida Universities

Sponsored by the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO), Honoring the Ocean is a new interdisciplinary, multi-institutional course for students who are getting an adventure of a lifetime.   Honoring the Ocean is a new interdisciplinary experiential program of the Honors Colleges of five institutions of the State University System (SUS) and sponsored by the Florida...
Researchers aboard the Research Vessel Hogarth during the Ian response cruise

Follow Up Hurricane Ian Response Cruise

In early January, researchers from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) embarked on a five-day voyage aboard the R/V W.T. Hogarth, thanks to sponsored ship time courtesy of the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO). It was the second collaborative response cruise set out to survey the impacts of Hurricane Ian...
Dr. James “Jim” Sullivan, FIO Council Chair

FIO Council Elects New Chair, Dr. James Sullivan

The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) announces the election of Dr. James “Jim” Sullivan as its next Council Chair. Hosted by USF, FIO is state-wide consortium that serves as the state of Florida’s hub of oceanographic research and coastal stewardship and as an education and research resource for schools across the State University System (SUS)....
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...

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