Supporting excellence in marine science, technology and education.
FIO is a State University System of Florida Academic Infrastructure Support Organization, established by the Board of Governors. Our host institution is the University of South Florida. We are a consortium of Florida’s marine science research and education institutions and we operate a vessel fleet including two Research Vessels and the Keys Marine Lab.
Read the latest Florida Institute of Oceanography Quarterly Report.
FIO's KML Team are the winners of USF's Outstanding Staff Award for the Academic Affairs area. Learn about KML at https://www.fio.usf.edu/keys-marine-laboratory
Pictured L/R: USF Provost Ralph Wilcox, Josh Farmer, Bill Ferrell, Cindy Lewis, Lisa Tipsword, USF President Judy Genshaft (Not shown: Tom Bartlett, JR Jones)
FIO's Keys Marine Lab (KML) is hosting the American Academy of Underwater Science (AAUS) Divers-in-Training (DIT). Learn more and sign up for this Scientific Diver Proficiency course at https://www.enrole.com/usf/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10145
Several FIO members contributed towards FIO Fleet's 78' research vessel built by Duckworth Steel Boats. Read more and view TV news reports of the christening on May 23, 2017 at https://www.fio.usf.edu//vessel-fleet/rv-w-t-hogarth.
This 115ft general purpose coastal ocean Research Vessel has been operated by FIO since 2008. The home port is St. Petersburg, Florida. It carries a crew of 7 and a scientific party of 13 to support a broad range of research and education programs, and also participated in data collection immediately after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
The Keys Marine Laboratory, situated right in the middle of the Florida Keys, is a platform that provides unique opportunities for short and long term field and laboratory experiences and research for undergraduate and graduate students and academic and non-academic scientists.
Thursday, April 20th, 2018 marks eight years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and leading to the largest oil spill in U.S. history, read more from April 2017 press release https://www.fio.usf.edu/documents/press/DHPressRelease4FIOpage_ehfr.pdf
Our mission is to facilitate, promote, and support collaborative ocean-related research. Our members study environmental issues of importance to Florida such as oil and dispersant impacts on the Gulf ecosystem, hurricanes, corals, and red tide. FIO played a key role in Florida’s scientific response to the BP Oil Spill in 2010.
For over 40 years FIO has provided marine field experience for tens of thousands of students from Florida and beyond, inspiring many of them to continue a career in a STEM field. Over 40 are now marine science professors in Florida’s educational institutions, passing on their knowledge to new generations.
FIO is the Gulf coast state entity responsible for administering the Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program (FLRACEP).
Meet FIO member institutions from all parts of the state. These include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit institutions, and for-profit institutions and learn more about our https://www.fio.usf.edu/members
Jessica Keller & Ariel Wile – FWC/FWRI biologists February 27th, 2018 Wed. 6:00-7:00pm KML Classroom read more at https://www.facebook.com/KeysMarineLaboratory/
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