Dr. Michael Allen is a professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and the Director of the Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) at the University of Florida.
Kevin Claridge is the Director of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Coastal Office.
Michael Crosby is President and CEO of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, an independent research institution that has been a leader in marine research for 60 years.
Disraelly Cruz is Assistant Director for Academic for the State University System of Florida Board of Governors.
Jacqueline E. Dixon is the Dean University of South Florida's College of Marine Science (CMS).
Dr. Richard E. Dodge is Dean of, and Professor at, the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography.
James (Jim) Fourqurean is a Professor of Biology and the Director of the Marine Education and Research Center in the Institute for Water and Environment at Florida International University.
Dr. Jayne Gardiner is an Associate Professor of Biology and the Director of Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center.
Brad Gemmell is an Assistant Professor in the Integrative Biology Department at the University of South Florida and Sloan Foundation Research Fellow.
Scott Graves is the Director of the Center for Conservation for The Florida Aquarium.
Wade Jeffrey is the Director of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation and Distinguished University Professor at the University of West Florida.
Dr. Heather Judkins is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP).
Don Kent has been President/CEO of Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute since 1998.
Richard Long is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and the Focal Area Lead for Coastal Intelligence for the NOAA Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems.
Dr. Ian MacDonald is a Professor of Biological Oceanography at Florida State University. His research focuses on deep-ocean extreme communities.
George A. Maul currently is a professor of oceanography at the Florida Institute of Technology, where for 20 years, he was department head of Marine and Environmental Systems.
Gil McRae is currently the Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI).
Dr. Eric Milbrandt is Director of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Marine Laboratory. He serves as an editor of manuscripts for Estuaries and Coasts, Limnology and Oceanography, Botanica Marina, the Journal of Wetland Ecology and Management, and Hydrobiologia.
K. Grant Palmer is the director of the Sensing & Domain Awareness Laboratory in SRI’s Advanced Technology & Systems Division.
Dr. Michael Parsons is a Professor of Marine Science at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and Director of FGCU's Coastal Watershed Institute.
Valerie Paul has served as Director of the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida, since 2002.
Dr. Mitch Roffer is the Founder/President of Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc. (ROFFS™).
Nick Shay is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and directs the Upper Ocean Dynamics Laboratory.
Amy Suida teaches marine science, biological, and physical oceanography at Eckerd College and is a biological oceanographer.
Dr. James Sullivan is the Executive Director of Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI).
Quinton White is Executive Director of the Marine Science Research Institute and Professor of Biology and Marine Science at Jacksonville University.
Graham Worthy is a University of Central Florida (UCF) Pegasus Professor, Provosts Distinguished Professor of Biology and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Endowed Professor of Marine Mammalogy.