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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.