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CCOR faculty conduct research across the globe as well as in the region, with recent publications and funded projects in distant locations such as western and eastern Australia, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, the Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, and the Bering and Chukchi Seas in the Arctic. We have recharge centers, tools and facilities that allow us to be effective researchers and that other collaborators can utilize.

Programs & Initiatives

We are home to several important marine science programs and initiatives at FIU.

Medina Aquarius Program

Our program is dedicated to the study and preservation of marine ecosystems worldwide. We are enhancing the scope and impact of FIU’s marine research, educational outreach, technological development and professional training. As the world’s only undersea research laboratory, the unique Aquarius Reef Base is a core component of the work we do.

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The Marine Research Hub of South Florida Consortium

Our mission is to raise the visibility, reputation and prestige of the region’s oceanographic research institutions. Our objective is to establish South Florida as a global leader in oceanographic research. By fostering collaboration between research, education, business and economic development organizations, we are working to make a positive impact on the health of oceans while bringing substantial benefits to our global population.

Learn about the work our hub is doing


Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) LTER

The FCE LTER researchers specialize in studying hydrology, climate and human activities affect ecosystem and population dynamics in the Everglades.

Learn about FCE LTER's projects

Global FinPrint

A team of international researchers are actively seeking answers to the decreasing number of sharks and rays through surveys using baited remote underwater video. 

Dive into the latest Global FinPrint data