By Matthew Cimitile, USF University Communications and Marketing As unprecedented heat waves and escalating water temperatures in South Florida create a massive coral bleaching event, the University of South Florida (USF) and Florida Institute of Oceanography’s (FIO) Keys Marine Laboratory (KML) are quickly stepping in to house thousands of coral in an attempt to save them. Currently,...Read More
Florida Representatives and City of St. Petersburg Leadership join Office of Naval Research Leadership, Mayor Ken Welch, USF President Law and Dr. Monty Graham to welcome the R/V Western Flyer to St. Petersburg after Wednesday’s Welcome Ceremony. Photo credit: Cliff McBride ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 12, 2023) – After a 4,000-mile journey, a 117-foot twin-hulled...Read More
The Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program (FLRACEP), hosted at the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO), will award over $2.8M in funding to researchers in the state to support a resilient Gulf environment and economy. The Centers of Excellence projects will focus on the impacts of restoration work along the Florida Gulf coast, with...Read More
The Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program (FLRACEP), hosted at the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) recently awarded researchers $1.2 million to continue ground-breaking research on long-term monitoring and technology advancement for fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. FLRACEP is providing additional funds to allow researchers access to FIO’s research vessels to conduct seasonal...Read More
R/V W. T. Hogarth and R/V Weatherbird II in the News 2022 Nov. 4, 2022 – A team of scientists and researchers set out to discover the impact that Hurricane Ian had on coastal life – Business Observer Nov. 2, 2022 – FGCU student-scientists & Florida Institute of Oceanography explore the Gulf to collect ecosystem...Read More
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