Research & Restoration

The Florida Oceanographic Society is leading efforts in research, monitoring and restoring habitats in South Florida, particularly in the southern portion of the Indian River Lagoon. The Indian River Lagoon is North America’s most bio-diverse estuary, home to more than 4,300 species of plants and animals, including 36 rare and endangered species. A key component of our programs is the involvement of the community in our efforts. We coordinate several programs in which volunteers are directly involved in research and data collection. This information is then disseminated directly to our local community. It is our hope that these "citizen science” programs foster not only knowledge, but stewardship of our treasured ecosystems in Florida.
To learn more about our research department, call 772-225-0505, ext. 112 or e-mail vencomio@floridaocean.org.
 

Upcoming Research Events

Our Florida Reefs Meeting

Date: Tue, Feb 16, 2016, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Research Events
Summary: Join the conversation to save Our Florida Reefs. Our Florida Reefs is a community planning process for the future of southeast Florida reefs. Learn more at OurFloridaReefs.org more…

Our Florida Reefs Meeting

Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2016, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Research Events
Summary: Join the conversation to save Our Florida Reefs. Our Florida Reefs is a community planning process for the future of southeast Florida reefs. Learn more at OurFloridaReefs.org more…

Our Florida Reefs Meeting

Date: Thu, Feb 18, 2016, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Category: Research Events
Summary: Join the conversation to save Our Florida Reefs. Our Florida Reefs is a community planning process for the future of southeast Florida reefs. Learn more at OurFloridaReefs.org more…

Oyster Shell Bagging

Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: Research Events
Summary: Time for the second shell bagging of 2016, but this time we’ll meet at the county annex (see map below) and on a Saturday – February 20th , instead of the typical Friday. Please wear closed toe shoes, especially for this location, we are bagging shell rock from a large pile so it will be even more important to wear proper foot protection. We’ll have a shade tent for anyone that wants to get out of the sun, plenty of water with snacks, and are looking at a 2-3 hour time frame. Contact Josh at 772-225-0505 ext 120 or Karla at ext 104 more…

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