We are embarking on a new challenge for the university and I ask for your help in this endeavor. I’m talking about the $100 million Create the Future capital campaign, the university’s largest-ever fundraising drive. We launched it Jan.Full Article
In 1980, Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) acquired property on John’s Island in Vero Beach, Florida, to develop an ocean-site marine research laboratory. The location of the facility allows researchers to have access to filtered Atlantic seawater year-round with a minimum seawater temperature of about 12 °C (54 °F).
A wide variety of aquaculture tank systems are also available for research and production purposes. The facility’s four acre oceanfront property has a main building that includes a marine laboratory, classroom, conference room, and offices. The facility is administered by FIT and serves as a regional research facility available to university faculty, graduate students, and non-university investigators. Several aquaculture companies have a research collaborative agreement with FIT and are using the site to develop aquaculture technologies for marine food and ornamental species.