Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) News
Florida Oceans Day— Preventing Coastal Economic Losses: How to Save Florida’s Water Resources took place on April 2nd at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. Sixteen of our Member Institutions and partners took part in the annual event which included exhibits set up on the 2nd floor of the Capitol Building.
FIO also hosted the 2nd Annual Oceans Day Economy Forum – Coastal and Water Resilience: Florida’s Extreme Weather and Algal Blooms with a panel of expert speakers from around the state. Representatives Ben Diamond (68th District) and Holly Raschein (120th District) kicked off the forum which featured John Morales, NBC6 Miami’s Chief Meterologist; Ellen Prager, Author and Marine Scientist; Karl Havens (R.I.P.), Director of Florida Sea Grant; and Richard Pierce, Associate VP for Research for Mote Marine Laboratory. The experts gave 10-minute presentations on climate change and Harmful Algal Blooms followed by a panel discussion. The forum addressed both legislative and public concerns over Florida’s recent water crises and offered resilience solutions as the state strives to cope with these issues.
Florida Oceans Day 2020 will take place on February 25th, 2020 at the Florida State Capitol building. More details to come.
FIO is proud to be a sponsor of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science (GOMOSES) Conference 2020. Marking the 10-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the conference showcases the culmination of a decade of dedicated research. Join us at the Tampa Convention Center from February 3-6th, 2020 and increase your knowledge of marine oil spill science, Gulf ecosystems, and the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon spill to those ecosystems and communities. Visit the Conference website for more information and registration.