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Dr. Nicole Raineault, FIO & FLRACEP’s new Chief Scientist
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(U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Riley B. McDowell)

  • FIT Utilizes R/V Hogarth for Ocean Engineering Students in the Keys and Dry Tortugas                       

Earlier this Summer, the R/V Hogarth departed from Bayboro Harbor for Key West on a two-week long FIO State University System (SUS) Sponsored educational cruise with Professor Stephen Wood and Ocean Engineering students from the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Dr. Wood was focused on teaching data collection at sea, shipboard deployment techniques on a variety of instruments and sensors, and much more. The cohort participated in a number of these enriched learning experiences on their way to Key West where another group of FIT Ocean Engineering students enrolled in the Marine Field Projects Course (OCE 4911, 12, and 13) joined Dr. Wood and the Hogarth Crew on the cruise back to St. Petersburg.

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FIO’s new director- Dr. Monty Graham

Florida Institute of Oceanography

For more than four decades, the Florida Institute of Oceanography has unified marine science interests across Florida in the cause of understanding and stewardship of the coastal oceans. FIO is taking a leading national role in the scientific assessment of the impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Florida is a state whose history, economy and culture are intertwined with the waters that surround it. Recognizing the need to protect and understand this central force and shared heritage, 20 institutions and agencies from across the state work collaboratively through FIO to maximize marine research and education resources. FIO’s goal is to provide a forum for addressing the challenges facing our oceans and develop strategies for civic engagement, natural resource management and public policy which preserves and protects ocean resources. The Earth system is changing and the future will require an educated and informed populace and a new generation of ocean scientists, engineers, and policy leaders to maintain a productive and sustainable environment. FIO aims to transform Florida’s scientific capabilities in ocean research while providing the education and marine management skills needed to protect our treasured marine environment.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
We recently had the pleasure of hosting the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory's sawfish research team as they completed their first tagging trip of 2021 in Everglades National Park! Dr. Dean Grubbs, Florida State University graduate students Ashley Dawdy and Blake Hamilton, and University of North Florida graduate student Kristin Palmrose (Dr. Jim Gelseichter’s lab) successfully tagged 7 large endangered smalltooth sawfish over three days. Blood collected from the sawfish will contribute to efforts by Dr. Gelsleicther’s lab to study the reproductive cycle and periodicity for smalltooth sawfish. Additionally, the tracking data collected by these sawfish will help contribute to the FSUCML team’s efforts in determining the habitats that are most important for survival and reproduction in this endangered species. This research is authorized under federal permit #22078.

For more Information check out the FSUCML article below.
https://marinelab.fsu.edu/news-at-fsucml/fsucml-researchers-tag-7-large-sawfish-in-three-days-in-everglades-national-park/

#sawfish #smalltoothsawfish #endangeredspecies #endangered #research #everglades #marinebiology #marinesciences #fsu #fsumarinelab #unf
#Keysmarinelab #FIO #floridakeys

Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
FAU Harbor Branch scientists have found that amoxicillin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in humans, has a 95 percent success rate at healing individual disease lesions in stony corals.
Read More: https://bit.ly/32DkipL

#FAU #HarborBranch #corals #antibiotic #stonycorals
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Happy #EarthDay from your friends at #FIO and the Keys Marine Laboratory. Today, we are celebrating our wonderful members- all 30 of them from around the state of Florida! The FIO Consortium's scientists, researchers, and students are the lifeblood of the state and we appreciate their daily efforts studying and protecting Florida's invaluable coastal and ocean resources.

Learn more about FIO's Member Institutions: https://www.fio.usf.edu/about-fio/council/
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Each summer, FWRI biologists assess bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) populations along the Gulf Coast of Florida by surveying randomly selected stations located in seagrass. At each station, a 100-meter weighted line is deployed and two divers count all scallops on each side of the line for a total survey area of 200 meters.
This past year, biologists tested a new mechanical survey technique utilizing two, custom-built trawls to sample the bay scallop population while minimizing damage to seagrass beds in which bay scallops reside. Trawl surveys were completed much more quickly than diver surveys and could be used to sample a larger area than divers could survey. While changing survey methods can be a daunting task, these new trawls will help biologists sample more effectively and provide a better understanding of the Florida scallop population.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
These beautiful drone photos of the R/V Hogarth were sent to us by Dr. Puspa Adhikari and photographer Dale Ward from Florida Gulf Coast University
Dr. Adhikari utilized the research vessel to teach hands-on, field based techniques to his students enrolled in Marine Chemistry and Oceanography. More on that educational cruise to come! For now, enjoy these majestic pictures.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
#FIO is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Scientist with the Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program (FLRACEP), Position # 00017110, Job Opening #26945.

Summary of Duties: The Chief Scientist will coordinate, manage, and monitor the science activities across the Florida Centers of Excellence Research Grants Program (FLRACEP)-funded Centers of Excellence sponsored by the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and the Department of Treasury. This position will assist the FIO Director and the external FLRACEP Program Management Team in fulfilling the mission objectives as defined under the RESTORE Act as applicable to the FLRACEP established and defined in section 1605, RESTORE Act of 2012.
While the position is focused on FLRACEP science activities and guidance, the Chief Scientist will regularly develop new state-wide science initiatives that brings the full capacity of the FIO membership to bear on issues critical to the State of Florida and by leveraging the membership's ocean science and technology capacity around the gulf coast states.
FIO is especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate organizational and communication skills; ability to engage with colleagues in academia, Federal, state and local government agencies, and industry to identify emerging research needs and design and execute research programs; and facilitate the application of research findings and products to address challenges confronted by coastal and natural resource planners, managers, regulators and marine industries in the Gulf of Mexico.

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor's degree in oceanography, marine science or related discipline and seven years professional exempt-level experience; or Master's degree in one of those same fields of study and five years of professional, exempt-level experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate degree in Oceanography, Marine Science or related discipline plus five years’ experience demonstrating a broad and diverse understanding of oceanography, funding streams applicable to RESTORE Act, federal funding resources, understanding federal grant management guidance, complex, large-scale research and monitoring projects involving cooperative multiple partnering institutions and investigators from Federal, state and local governments, academia, private industry, and the public. Experience in natural resource restoration with an emphasis on restoration work related to oil spills in coastal zones; marine science and technology development that are relevant to management of a large marine ecosystem like the Gulf of Mexico; advanced computer literacy including web content systems, relational database applications; data management for science including best practices, use of national repositories, and metadata standards; knowledge and experience in environmental permitting (Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the NRDA regulations, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Management Act, the Clean Water Act, etc.)
To apply, you must fill out an application using the Careers@USF sytem.
https://www.fio.usf.edu/jobs/