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FIO Coronavirus Vessel & Lab Update (PDF)

Coronavirus Update (PDF)

FIO State University Subsidized Shiptime Request for Proposals

St. Pete Science Festival 2020 – Oct 17

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
Behind the Science – A Wednesday Web Chat on May 27, featured Laurent Chérubin, Ph.D., an associate research professor of Physical Oceanography at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.
Dr. Chérubin specializes in the understanding of ocean dynamics—the study of why the water moves the way it moves. His work establishes the connection between forces that act on the ocean, such as gravity, the earth’s rotation, wind, the moon, heat from the sun and the water’s motions. This research provides a deep understanding of the environmental forces that affect ocean ecosystems at multiples levels of the food chain.
In 2000, Chérubin was awarded his Ph.D. from The University of Aix-Marseille in Marseille, France. He is currently FAU’s lead investigator on “Grouper Guard,” a four-year PALS project, and has been awarded up to $5 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of the Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) program. Dr. Chérubin grew up in the French West Indies island of Guadeloupe where his love of the ocean, fishing and surfing was born.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Behind the Science – A Wednesday Web Chat on May 27, featured Laurent Chérubin, Ph.D., an associate research professor of Physical Oceanography at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Dr. Chérubin specializes in the understanding of ocean dynamics—the study of why the water moves the way it moves. His work establishes the connection between forces that act on the ocean, such as gravity, the earth’s rotation, wind, the moon, heat from the sun and the water’s motions. This research provides a deep understanding of the environmental forces that affect ocean ecosystems at multiples levels of the food chain. In 2000, Chérubin was awarded his Ph.D. from The University of Aix-Marseille in Marseille, France. He is currently FAU’s lead investigator on “Grouper Guard,” a four-year PALS project, and has been awarded up to $5 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of the Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) program. Dr. Chérubin grew up in the French West Indies island of Guadeloupe where his love of the ocean, fishing and surfing was born.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
TBH, every day should be #WorldOtterDay. Tag a friend who'd agree with you!
Florida Institute of Oceanography
The Nature Conservancy
TBH, every day should be #WorldOtterDay. Tag a friend who'd agree with you!
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
#USF College of #MarineScience Professor Brad Seibel is part of the research team that produced this fascinating new paper looking at the ability of marine life to thrive in a warming ocean. https://bit.ly/2ZmhVr9
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Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Happy Monday folks!⁠ ⁠

Who's ready for our three hour tour!⁠

Today on our #KMLorginstory we head in to the mid-1970’s for some fun. During this time the property was run as a novelty store called "Gilligan's Island".⁠

It is rumored that Del Layton often crossed US 1 brandishing his shot gun at the “hippies” in residence...⁠

Do you have any cool Long Key or KML history you want to share?⁠

Send it our way and we will add it to our #KMLoriginstory. ⁠

Florida Institute of Oceanography

#Keysmarinelab #History #Science #Education #Nature #Marinescience #STEM #STEMeducation #Marinebiology #FloridaKeys #Fishing #SCUBA #snorkeling #diving
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
The coronavirus has changed our lives in many ways and the AFS Columbus Annual Meeting is the latest to be impacted. The AFS Governing Board voted on Monday, May 11, to address the obvious health and safety concerns by moving to a virtual fisheries event later this year. There will be no physical AFS meeting in Columbus, August 30 - September 3, 2020.

Intense work is already underway to design and deliver a compelling and exciting new event. This "Virtual Annual Meeting" will incorporate the always amazing sharing of fisheries science, engaging keynote speakers, valuable student activities, award presentations, and much more. Those who have submitted abstracts and symposia for the AFS Columbus meeting will be contacted in the near future about their continued interest in sharing their science as part of this new event.

As plans are developed for both the virtual conference and our 150th anniversary celebration, they will be shared through this newsletter, emailed to AFS members, and provided on the AFS website at fisheries.org. Also, please be sure to mark your calendars now for the 2021 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, August 8-12, 2021. We hope to return to Columbus in 2026.
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Florida Institute of Oceanography
Follow the path of water from the rainforests of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest to the Coastal communities that rely on fresh water… and discover one of the world’s most amazing water treatment (eco)systems. English & Spanish captions

Produced in Partnership with the US Forest Service, with cooperation from the Luquillo Experimental Forest, and support from the National Science Foundation.