Vision — To support excellence in marine science, technology, and education through infrastructure, programs, information, and people.

Mission — Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) is chartered to provide infrastructure support to facilitate collaborative research and education related to Florida’s coastal and ocean environment, and to serve as a coordinating body across academia, state and federal agencies, ocean science organizations and the private sector in addressing new opportunities and problems to be solved through research, education and outreach. FIO is an enabler, a facilitator and coordinator.

2015 – 2020 FIO Strategic Plan (PDF)


Weatherbird Deck – Sunset at Deepwater Horizon