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Dr. James “Jim” Sullivan, FIO Council Chair
The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) announces the election of Dr. James “Jim” Sullivan as its next Council Chair. Hosted by USF, FIO is state-wide consortium that serves as the state of Florida’s hub of oceanographic research and coastal stewardship and as an education and research resource for schools across the State University System (SUS)....
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A Tribute to William T. “Bill” Hogarth, Ph.D. (1939-2022)
The Florida Institute of Oceanography is saddened by the loss of its former director and marine science icon, Dr. William (“Bill”) Hogarth, who passed away over the weekend. On behalf of the FIO family, we express our deepest condolences to his wife Mary, sister Virginia, son Brandon, daughter Shelley, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Dr. Hogarth was...
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Artificial Reef Impacted by Hurricane Ian. Photo Credit - James Douglass, FGCU.
In case you missed it, the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) organized a response cruise to support members impacted by Hurricane Ian and assess the conditions along the Southwest Florida coastline. In late October, researchers from The Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) took part in a week-long...
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FIO Research Vessels in the News
R/V W. T. Hogarth and R/V Weatherbird II in the News 2022 Nov. 4, 2022 – A team of scientists and researchers set out to discover the impact that Hurricane Ian had on coastal life – Business Observer Nov. 2, 2022 – FGCU student-scientists & Florida Institute of Oceanography explore the Gulf to collect ecosystem...
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The R/V Hogarth heads to Southwest Florida with a team of scientists from FGCU and SCCF.
FIO and its Members Support Vital Science Following Hurricane Ian ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Oct. 18, 2022 – The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) is deploying assets to support the scientific needs of impacted organizations in the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastation. FIO’s research vessel, the R/V Hogarth, will depart for the Fort Myers region Tuesday, Oct....
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Dr. Monty Graham, FIO Director, addresses media Wednesday morning from Bayboro Harbor
Piney Point’s Impact: Collaborative Effort Underway to Study Water Quality ST. PETERSBURG, Fl. (UPDATED Aug. 7, 2021) – FIO deployed the R/V Weatherbird II to collect samples around the outflowing water released from Piney Point’s former fertilizer processing plant. Scientists from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science (USF CMS) worked with FIO...
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USF Course Visit
Did you hear that the Keys Marine Laboratory (KML) recently hosted sixteen University of South Florida (USF) undergraduate students for the Department of Integrative Biology’s first-ever Scientific Diving course? During two weekends in early April, our crew assisted USF Professor Chantale Begin and USF Dive Safety Officer Ben Meister with this student-focused opportunity which was...
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KML Seawater System Panorama
NSF-Funded Seawater Well System Expansion at Keys Marine Laboratory The Keys Marine Laboratory (KML) , and our parent organization Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO), are proud to announce the progress on an NSF ICBR Grant awarded to KML in the Fall of 2019 to expand and improve the facility’s seawater systems. This infrastructure improvement project has...
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New FIO Marine Superintendent, Quentin Lewis
The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) announces the appointment of Quentin Lewis Jr. as its new marine superintendent. Hosted by USF, FIO is a statewide consortium that serves as the state of Florida’s hub of oceanographic research and coastal stewardship and as an education and research resource for schools across the State University System (SUS)....
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FIO Director, Dr. Monty Graham
His expertise in jellyfish is so renowned, Monty Graham, director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography and professor of integrative biology at USF, has a new species of jellyfish bearing his name. Aurelia montyi is one of 28 Aurelia species, also known as “moon jellies,” because their pale bell resembles a full moon. Native to...
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