Our Vision / Mission

Research Vessel Weatherbird II Deck – Sunset at Deepwater Horizon

Vision — The Florida Institute of Oceanography will enable excellence in coastal and ocean science and education. To do so requires advancing science, technology and education through state-of-the-art infrastructure, multi-institutional and cross-disciplinary activities, information sharing, public-private partnerships, diversity and inclusivity, and socially relevant programming.

Mission — The Florida Institute of Oceanography ensures sustained excellence in marine research and education through the advancement and availability of infrastructure, development of partnerships, and the enabling of outcomes that benefit the people of Florida. FIO serves as an enabler, facilitator and coordinator across academia, state and federal agencies, ocean science organizations and the private sector.