Full Members

Eckerd College

Eckerd College is Located on Florida's Gulf Coast on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg. It is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences known distinctively for Marine Science, Environmental Studies, International Relations and Global Affairs, Creative Writing, Organizational Studies, International Education, and Service Learning. Eckerd's 1,840 residential students from 43 states and 35 countries choose among 38 majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), is an 1890 land-grant and doctoral/research institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities. FAMU can provide a wide breadth of expertise and capabilities, as well as access to key strategic partnerships related to efforts associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has faculty with expertise in water quality, analytical chemistry, hydrodynamics, marine geochemistry, physiology, invertebrate zoology, plankton ecology, oyster-reef ecology, ecotoxicology and impact assessment. We are actively conducting research in the estuarine and near-coastal zones of southwest Florida from Charlotte Harbor south to Ten Thousand Islands and the southern tip of Florida.

Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU) is designated as a top-tier research institution, FIU emphasizes research as a major component in the university's mission. Focus areas include marine chemistry and water quality, ecotoxicology, marine ecology, economic impacts, and energy policy. FIU is well-poised to monitor water quality and ecosystem dynamics in south Florida in response to the spill as well as the long-term impacts of the spill on marine organisms.

Florida Sea Grant

Florida Sea Grant uses academic research, education and extension to create a sustainable coastal economy and environment.
They are a partnership between the Florida Board of Education, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Florida’s citizens, industries and governments. Florida Sea Grant leads programs related to seafood safety, boating and waterway management, coastal conservation law, aquaculture and fisheries management.

Florida State University

Florida State University (FSU) brings to bear a broad spectrum of expertise and capabilities of direct relevance to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Focus areas extend from marine ecology, fisheries, ocean modeling, winds, remote sensing and meteorology to economics, tourism and risk assessment and remediation. FSU has unique technical capabilities including high resolution petroleomics capabilities at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and high performance computing.

Associate Members

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) conserves coastal habitats and aquatic resources in Sanibel, Captiva and surrounding watershed. Their Marine Laboratory focuses on seagrass, mangroves, algal blooms, fish populations and shellfish restoration. RECON (River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network) provides real-time data on a 90-maile area. SCCF was founded in 1967 and manages 1,800 acres total on Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

SRI International

SRI International is a non-profit research & development institute with a mission to develop world-changing solutions to make people safer, healthier, and more productive. Our legacy of achievements includes the first computer mouse and interactive computing, drugs for malaria and lymphoma, the first telerobotic surgical system, the U.S. HDTV standard, the U.S. Department of Education technology plan, and much more.

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) Department of Biological Sciences' curriculum includes animal behavior, biophysics, botany, cell biology, conservation biology, freshwater and terrestrial ecology, genetics, marine sciences, microbiology, and restoration ecology. The department supports pre-professional and health-science career objectives, and prepares students for graduate studies in biology.

Affiliate Members

Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc.

Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc. (ROFFS™) is a scientific consulting company based in West Melbourne, Florida that is involved with fisheries oceanography and environmental science. Founded in 1986 by Mitchell A. Roffer (Ph.D.) in Miami, Florida, we are best known for our tactical and strategic fisheries forecasts that are the result of the integration of satellite and other fisheries oceanographic data.