Florida Oceans Day
– June 10, 2014
(From Spring 2014 Newsletter) Three GoMRI Consortia, C-IMAGE, Deep-C, and CARTHE, joined together for the 14th annual Florida Oceans Day on April 9, 2014. Held in Tallahassee at the Florida Capitol, Florida Oceans Day joins legislators with scientists and researchers to promote awareness and stewardship of the state’s ocean resources. This year’s theme, “Tomorrow’s Ocean Workforce,” highlighted the contributions of the ocean and coastal economy for job creation in the Sunshine State. Representatives from C-IMAGE, Deep-C, and CARTHE helped call attention to the need for healthy oceans and coasts and build support for scientific research in the Gulf of Mexico by explaining GoMRI and their Consortia to political staffers, researchers, NGOs, and visitors to the Capitol.