Florida Section

Florida Section

The MTS Florida Section has opportunities to collaborate with many university oceanography centers as well as state and private institutions. The State of Florida is focused on using marine technology to help address coastal and weather issues – providing the Section a great opportunity to work together to advance marine technology.


John Flynn Rick Cole
Florida Section Chair
John Flynn - Flynn Technical Solutions
[email protected]

Vice Chair
Rick Cole, RDSEA International, Inc.
[email protected]



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Florida Estuary and Coastal Monitoring - Looking Ahead to 2030

Join us for a TechSurge event with focus on transformative solutions for integrated coastal monitoring systems for Florida's estuaries and nearshore coastal waters. We welcome your revolutionary new technologies and system designs or those that can be adapted for coastal monitoring from other uses for significant impact in this focus area. Help meet the grand challenges and opportunities and guide the development for the future. In addition, guidance and outcomes from this meeting will directly influence Indian River Lagoon monitoring network planning and may feed into the Ocean Decade Implementation Plan (2021-2030).

When: April 12 - 14, 2023

Where: FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (FAU/HBOI) - Fort Pierce, Florida

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