Our research portfolio encompasses a variety of disciplines. We work in our own backyards in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico to the far reaches of Antarctica -- and prize a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the challenges that face our blue planet. Core study areas include biological oceanography, geological oceanography, chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, and marine resource assessment (MRA).

We are committed to the power of partnerships.  St. Petersburg has a supportive and vibrant business and innovation community and is a significant hub of marine science expertise, including the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, the Florida Institute of Oceanography, SRI International, the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, and the US Coast Guard. 

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