Honoring the Ocean

Program Description: An interdisciplinary experience exploring humankind’s interaction with the ocean. A six-week online pre-course taught by Honors faculty across the State University System prepares Florida students for a short adventure at sea on one of the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s research vessels. No background in marine science is required – this program is accessible to a diverse student population.

An initiative of the Honors Colleges of five institutions of the State University System: Florida International University (FIU), University of Central Florida (UCF), University of Florida (UF), University of North Florida (UNF), University of South Florida (USF) and the Florida Institute of Oceanography.

The group will participate on two research cruises- one on the R/V Weatherbird II the weekend of March 17 out of St. Petersburg and the other on the R/V Hogarth on March 21 out of the Florida Keys. The Florida Keys cohort will also spend a day and night at FIO’s Keys Marine Laboratory participating in shore-based learning activities.